Recently, Andrew Falloon’s father underwent an operation and he’s been recovering at home ever since. But while doctors’ orders to get plenty of bed rest may be a tad confining at times, it’s not something Falloon’s dad has had to face alone.
Evidently, one bewhiskered local caught wind that Dad could use some company — and went on to offer it in the sweetest possible way.
“My mum went out to run a few errands and left one of the doors slightly open,” Falloon told The Dodo. “When she came home, she found Dad and [this cat] curled up on the couch.”
The random kitty’s affectionate gesture certainly was adorable — thought it wasn’t quite a one-sided snuggle. Despite being asleep, Falloon’s dad ended up holding hands with the uninvited houseguest as they dozed away together. All the while, he had no idea.
“My dad hasn’t been the biggest cat person so I think he was as surprised as anyone when Mum woke him up,” Falloon said.
Falloon’s parents later came to learn that the cat’s name is Ziggy. He’s a friendly neighborhood feline who’s been known to drop by other people’s homes on occasion to say hello.
But on this day, his visit was more akin to a house call.
And after the nap? “Dr. Ziggy stayed around for a bit of a smooch, but then took off to his next appointment,” Falloon said.
It’s impossible to say to what extent Ziggy’s unprompted cuddle session may have aided in Falloon’s dad’s recovery. But, as everyone knows, time spent with a sweet cat is always good for the soul.
“Dad is well and truly on the mend now after his operation,” Falloon said.