By Tufts Medical Center
Lily, a 5-year-old miniature appaloosa horse, spread holiday cheer on Christmas Day Dec. 25, 2013, to pediatric patients at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.
Lily wore her special Christmas outfit, dressed up as a reindeer. In addition, Lily’s handlers, Marsha and Jack Craig, brought 23 crocheted mini-horses that Marsha hand-made for Floating Hospital’s pediatric patients.
For nearly two years, Lily has been a staple of Tufts Medical Center’s Pet Therapy program — she comes to the hospital once a month to visit patients in the pediatric, cardiomyopathy and adult psychiatry units.