Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Geek Cats

There is always something new and interesting to be found at Chicken Spaghetti, where Susan writes about children's books and shares lots of links to book reviews and articles. She recently posted a link to a book that I am very curious to read. It's called "All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome." Some of you may remember that Asperger Syndrome is something we are quite familiar with here at Cramalot. We have had a lot of success with our home brand of therapy and patience, and a sympathetic approach to dealing with what we think of more as "Geek Syndrome." I've shared how we first came to realize we had something unique to deal with, and trust me there have been more chapters I could add since then. Anyways, I am intrigued to read, even a humorous, view on Aspergers and cats. It might be interesting to speculate from my own experiences how cats are *Asprecocious.*

Cats like quiet, routine, stability. Cats have perceptive senses, but sometimes a seeming lack of sensitivity. Cats do not want too much noise, or wind or annoying interruptions. Cats can focus intently for hours. Cats can ignore you and seem indifferent. Cats do not make distinctions between themselves and authoritative people. Cats are particular about food, sleeping places, water, when they can be scratched and when they cannot be scratched. Cats are intelligent, but they make their point on their own terms... Ya, I think I can see a basis for a book here.

1 comment:

Tarie said...

I'm more of a dog person myself. O_o I actually get hurt when a cat ignores me.