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Wilson the Wallaby Visits Residents at Local Care Home

Paternoster House Care Centre, in Waltham Abbey, had a very unusual Christmas visitor, Wilson the white wallaby!

Residents at Paternoster House were pleasantly surprised to see their new furry friend jumping around the home.  Performing Pets who bought along the special visitor explained the significance of white wallabies at Christmas, in Australia legend has it that Santa swapped his six reindeer for six white wallabies.

Wilson enjoyed exploring, but was equally happy cuddling up to residents and staff.  His fur was beautifully soft and like so many animals had real intuition as he calmly sat on residents’ beds and was very gentle.

Sandy Phillips, Activities Coordinator arranged the visit and said “Our residents have really enjoyed their unusual visitor today. We often go out on trips in the minibus but having animals come into the home is fun and something all our residents can enjoy especially as some are unable to go out.  We are always looking for new activities for the residents and today we have seen the seen the enjoyment and the therapeutic influence animals can have on people.”