Pat is a resident at Primrose Croft Care Home and although she has many friends, there is someone that she shares a unique bond with – Biscuit the Cat. Biscuit is a friendly cat that lives at Primrose Croft and spends time walking the grounds, playing in the garden and providing comfort to the residents.
Pat and Biscuit have built up a special bond and can regularly be found together in the lounge, but their schedule was disturbed last week when Pat was taken into hospital for some check-ups. While she was away, Biscuit was not acting like her usual self and spent lots of time in the front garden, pacing around the lawn.
After a few days, Pat was ready to return to Primrose Croft and be reunited with her feline friend. As the ambulance pulled into the driveway, Biscuit immediately began circling the van ready for Pat to step out. As soon as the paramedics opened the door, Biscuit jumped inside, sat on Pat’s lap and showed her how much she had been missed. Pat was so happy that Biscuit had been waiting for her and this really helped to strengthen their human-animal bond.
Having a pet has been proven to really help people living with all different types of health conditions. They provide comfort, relieve stress and uplift the resident’s overall sense of wellbeing. This really showed when Pat and Biscuit were reunited as Ruby the Care Manager was watching and said it was all very emotional.
Now, back in the comfort of each other, Biscuit has returned to her usual self and Pat is appreciating her company more than ever!