This story shows how important animals are to us and how they can form unique bonds with animals of different species.
Jan Holman is a 68-year-old woman who used to live in a hospital but now stays at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Chester, England. She is very sick and her life will soon come to an end. She got all the attention she needed, but she missed her horses Bob and Monty and Rowley and her dogs Monty and Rowley.
The woman said that Bob was a very important part of her life and that she had been riding him up until the day before she went to the hospital. After seeing Jan’s trouble, the staff decided to surprise her by adding her three animal friends to the list of guests. This led to a happy get-together. The staff at the hospice finished getting ready before taking Jan to the entrance to the courtyard to give him the sweet surprise.
Jan knew that her horse was hers. When he got there, the people who work at the Thornleigh Park Farm Stables, where Bob lives freely, were with him. Even though she couldn’t get out of bed, the woman’s face showed that she was happy, especially when she thought about the chance of seeing Bob again. Bob sat on Jan’s lap and immediately stroked her neck, putting his head through the door so that Jan could touch him.