From the time she twitches her whiskers in the morning, Candy has a job to do.
As the unofficial therapy cat at Tatagwa View long-term care home in Weyburn, Candy starts her day with a visit with her owner, Colleen, before heading out to conduct her rounds. She visits in one of the houses before quietly padding to the main entrance, where she greets residents and staff as they come by.
A quick staff meeting in the Therapies department is followed by a cat nap on one of several towel-draped chairs in the therapies office.
Her morning rounds are complete when she hitches a ride in Colleen’s walker, back to their room, before joining the rest of the Therapies staff for lunch.
Candy hitching a ride with owner Colleen.
“Candy is a really friendly cat. She lets everybody pet her," said Candy’s owner, Colleen.
A member of the Therapies staff added, “Candy has added so much to the atmosphere at our home; she really makes the morning of everyone she interacts with. I know Colleen is grateful she is able to have Candy with her, as for many people, having pets around makes our place feel a lot more like their home.”