October 2004 Issue

Friends for Life

People with physical disabilities make great cat companions.

Sue Lee, 45, from Wolverhamton, England, is pretty much homebound due to a variety of disabling conditions: severe osteoarthritis, insulin-dependent diabetes and peripheral neuropathy in both feet and legs. She has constant pain in almost all her joints and finds it difficult to hold most everyday objects. [IMGCAP(1)]She uses crutches around the house and an electric scooter when she goes outside. Her husband is her primary caretaker. And yet she is a proud and loving…

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