This is the incredible story of Iris and her service pet, a Maine Coone cat named Thula. Iris was diagnosed as autistic in late 2011, but do not misinterpret that as she is absolutely brilliant in a different way. Her parents credit her love for art and music to her first violin and her best buddy, Thula.
As you can see from the video above, Thula and Iris do everything together. While dogs often get the most praise when it comes to being service animals, Thula is patient, loving, acutely aware and in sync with Iris’ emotions and needs.
Iris and Thula even play Hide and Seek together
At the end of a long day….
These two make a fantastic pair. Thank you to Iris’ parents for sharing this special bond between them. At Appetite for Peace we give Thula two paws up for her love and patience with Iris.