Happy news about animals
By Bob Seeley
AKRON, Ohio – What’s the last thing you might expect to see walking the halls of a hospital? If you said a horse, you’d be wrong if you were at Akron Children’s Hospital Thursday morning.
Petie the pony visitied patients at their bedsides to warm the hearts of children and their families.
Petie, who just turned 20 years old, has been visiting the hospital since 1997 and is the only horse certified to be inside a hospital in the country. The children Petie meets are patients whose days are usually filled with tests, doctors and hospital routine. Then as they sit in their rooms, a horse walks in and suddenly the day becomes a little brighter.