Itâ€™s no longer uncommon to see Golden Retrievers or Labradors wondering around airports providing busy travelers with a moment of calmness. Therapy dogs have become a part of airport strategies to help people cope with the chaos of travel, but one airport has taken a different approach to therapy animals.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport announced their newest therapy animal on November 8, 2019, Stitches.
Stitches, an 11-year-old, 13-pound tabico catâ€”mixture of tabby and calicoâ€”is currently on duty at the airport. Sheâ€™s hard to miss as sheâ€™s chauffeured around Terminal 1 in her stroller sporting a large â€śpet meâ€ť signâ€”letting everyone know sheâ€™s ready for cuddles.
This isnâ€™t Stitchesâ€™ first rodeo, either. Thereâ€™s a reason the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport hired her for the job, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports that Stitches is a member of North Star Therapy Animals and has been a therapy cat for the past three years. When sheâ€™s not at the airport, she can be found helping at nursing homes or relaxing at home watching her favorite show, Law and Order: SVU.
If youâ€™re traveling through the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, you could just be lucky enough to meet her for snugglesâ€”and maybe even one of her calling cards.
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