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Cat & Boy Are Best Friends (Video)


Seven-year-old Lorcan has an anxiety disorder called selective mutism (SM), which makes it difficult for him to talk to other people outside of his home. At home, too, he has a hard time communicating his feelings to his family. Luckily, though, he has his friend, Jessi-Cat, as his loyal sidekick. Watch this interview with Lorcan’s mom, where she details how Jessi-Cat has helped the boy express his emotions. The duo are finalists in the National Cat Award’s “best friends” category award in their native UK!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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2:11AM PDT on Jul 25, 2013

So glad that Lorcan bonded with his kitty :)

11:40PM PDT on May 15, 2013

wonderful story, this boy will be a great defender for cats always remember his childhood feline companion

1:47PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012


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3:40PM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

need pets in ur life..........

10:37PM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

pets can be such a blessing to lonely kids

7:11PM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

You can tell by the smile on the boy's face, how he responds to and does love the cat.

2:00PM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

And just as it should be!

12:28PM PDT on Jul 25, 2012


5:45AM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

great video thanks for sharing :)

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