Christina Jones and Stuart Hague of Wirral, England, have an 8-year-old cat named Paddy.
The couple didn’t know how special Paddy is until about three years ago when they thought he’d gone missing, only to find him comforting mourners in a funeral home nearby in Mayfield’s, a woodlands burial ground situated alongside the River Mersey in Wirral. Operated by the Co-operative Funeral Care home, Mayfield’s is set within eighteen acres of natural countryside where families can choose to bury or scatter the ashes of a loved one.
Paddy appears to be psychic because he can sense when there is a funeral and would venture over to help the mourners grieve. Staff at the funeral home insist the ginger cat has a “sixth sense” for knowing exactly when to show up.
Paddy has attended over 100 funerals to date. Among the mourners he had comforted is veterinary nurse Jan McKinnon, who met Paddy after she lost her only daughter to breast cancer and now considers Paddy a member of her family.