Nurse Fuzzy

Nurse catRadamenes (left) with a patient (photo –

Who says nurses have to be conventional? There was Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, one ball-busting lady. And of course there’s Edie Falco as Showtime’s Nurse Jackie. My husband has family members in the medical profession. His grandmother was the Director of Nursing at Jamaica Hospital, and his mom is a nurse practitioner. They are both good people who excelled / excel in their fields. Lorin referred to his mom as a “rock n’ roll” nurse back in the day.  That’s pretty cool.

But what about a non-human nurse, a nurse that communicates without words, heals without medicine. His name is Radamenes, and he hails from Bydgoszcz, Poland.  Once at death’s door, he now tends to the sick of various species, working for room and board. He is truly paying it forward, one cuddle at a time.