Marvelous Milly Moo: How one adorable cat is making William, aged three, less anxious about going to school

Milly Moo helps ease her three-year-old owner's anxiety by walking him to and from school (Caters)
Milly Moo helps ease her three-year-old owner's anxiety by walking him to and from school (Caters)


An adorable family cat helps ease her three-year-old owner's anxiety - by walking him to and from school.

William Dutton is usually a confident toddler, but when it comes to meeting new people he is almost crippled by anxiety.

 

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His unease was magnified massively on his first day at Maple Tree Lower School in Sandy, Bedfordshire, at Easter.

Sensing his nerves and reluctance, moggy Milly Moo sat next to him as he tied his laces to calm him, and then walked with him and Mum, Victoria, to school.

William pictured with his mum Victoria and cat Milly Moo as they walk to school (Caters)
William pictured with his mum Victoria and cat Milly Moo as they walk to school (Caters)

 

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Even more astonishingly, Milly accompanied Vicky, 34, when she went back to pick William up and has done so every school day ever since.