Harrogate carer surprises client with purr-fect drawing

Monday, 27th March 2023

Professional carer Rachel from Carefound Home Care has used her artistic talent to surprise her client with a portrait of his beloved cat.

Harry sharing a portrait of his cat Gus, drawn by professional carer Rachel
Harry sharing a portrait of his cat Gus, drawn by professional carer Rachel

Harry lives in Ripon and is supported to live independently at home by Rachel, his professional carer from Carefound Home Care.

For a large part of his life Harry and his family lived on a farm and so he’s always had a love for animals. Today, Harry lives with his beautiful cat called Gus.

Rachel has gone above and beyond to surprise Harry by using her artistic skills to draw a portrait of Gus, which has an astounding likeness.

Commenting on Rachel’s work, Harry said:

“It came as a total surprise. Unbeknown to me, Rachel had taken some photographs of Gus and created this masterpiece! I was flabbergasted.”

“The picture is superb, and she has captured him beautifully, especially his blue eyes. It takes pride of place in my bedroom.”

Gus admiring his portrait drawn by Rachel
Gus admiring his portrait drawn by Rachel

Carla Hainsworth, Registered Branch Manager of Carefound Home Care in Harrogate, said:

“Rachel has demonstrated a fantastic example of going above and beyond for her client Harry.”

“She’s always had an interest and passion for art, spending her free time drawing and being creative. Harry had made a passing comment that he had no photos of his beloved cat Gus, so she took it upon herself to draw him. Not only did Rachel draw the most beautiful picture, but she also had it framed to present to Harry as a surprise.”

“We really do employ some amazing people at Carefound Home Care and we’re so proud of what they do to improve their clients’ well-being every day.”

You can learn more about the work of professional carers like Rachel at www.carefound.co.uk/harrogate or you can contact the team at Carefound Home Care on 01423 774070.