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Loyal cat visits dad at nursing home: their reunion is a real tear-jerker

Tabby cat lying on bed cat-happy
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They say friendship is so strong that it can resist the harshness of life throughout the years, and this is certainly the case for this beautiful tabby and his elderly owner.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 26/09/2019, 11:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:40

Buraska the tabby cat lived a happy, loving life with her owner Tony. That is until one day, Tony suffered a stroke.

Their world turned upside down

After spending some time in the Intensive Care Unit, it became clear to Tony that he would no longer be able to care for himself alone, let alone his beloved pet cat.

Tony’s neighbours, who were greatly touched by his ordeal, started looking for a new family for Buraska. It was a matter of urgency that someone step in to take her. At the time being, she was being taken care of by the neighbours who took shifts to visit her in her home, where she had been left alone.

A new home is found

Amanda Hassan fell in love with the owner-less kitty as soon as she laid eyes on her pictures on Facebook. She knew that she had to take this cat home.

At first, Buraska was re-named ‘Little Angel’, but as her chatterbox personality began to show, Amanda decided that ‘Chicken Little’ was more appropriate.

Reunited with her beloved owner

Luckily, Tony recovered from his stroke and was moved to a nursing home where he could be taken care of by professionals.

Meanwhile, Chicken Little was happy in her new home – but Amanda couldn’t help but notice that she missed the man she had loved for so many years. Amanda knew Tony must be feeling the same way. So, with a little help from the neighbours, she organised a special trip to the nursing home…

Normally, this home doesn’t allow pets. However, the staff were moved by Chicken Little’s story, and decided to make an exception (or rather, they purposefully turned a blind eye to the kitty walking through the halls)!

When Tony saw his beloved cat again, he could hardly contain his joy. Initially, Chicken Little was a bit shy, and peered slowly into the room. But as soon as she recognised her dad, she ran up towards him, her tail high up in the air. When she reached him, she started rubbing her face on his legs, giving him all the cuddles she had missed out on while he was unwell.

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Both were indescribably happy to be together again.

“We are hoping to take her in every couple of weeks,” Hassan told the Dodo. “We are hoping to keep his spirits up with regular visits.”

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