A few years ago I was working with classic clients, both in their ninth decade. They had been living on a small farm in an old two story house. Due to age and health issues, it was time for them to move.
A condo was chosen and they proceeded forward.
While at their home, signing the paper work, I noticed their beautiful cat.
Kitty Kitty, as they called her, was everywhere. We sat down at the table and Kitty Kitty was gently nudging the seller and there was continuous contact. It was a love affair.
But uh oh...the condo they were purchasing had a No Pet policy which I shared. They seemed OK, wanted to move forward and proceeded to make plans to find Kitty Kitty a new home.
When speaking with them after the move, I found the owner depressed, not feeling well and missing his Kitty Kitty. The owner passed away within that first year. I do believe that the loss of his companion may have speeded up his demise.
Today I would have encouraged them to have their Kitty Kitty certified as an ESA - Emotional Support Animal.
This was a topic on my radio show this past Sunday and we recieved a lot of response. Please look into this for clients with special needs.