Mute schoolboy’s love for his pet cat helps him speak for first time
Seven-year-old Lorcan Dillon finds it difficult to speak because of an anxiety disorder, but after his mum bought him a pet cat, he’s been able to open up and express love for the very first time.
Virtually unable to communicate or express his feelings, pet Jessi-Cat has become more than a Lorcan’s best friend – she has changed his life.
Mum Jayne told The Sun: “The reason I got Jessi-Cat is because pets and cats in particular are very good with children with special needs and autism or anything like that."
Whilst Lorcan doesn’t even express affection to even his parents, his furry friend has helped him to open up.
“But with the cat he can cuddle her, he can stroke her, he can talk to her and he does say ‘I love you Jessi-Cat’, which is really nice and it is a way for him to express emotions which otherwise he would not be able to do,” Jayne adds.
We want to wish Lorcan and Jessi-Cat good luck as they have been nominated in the ‘best friends’ category of Cats Protection’s National Cat Awards 2012.
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