Aspergers Syndrome and cats
June 10th, 2011
Cats…..It’s widely known that people with aspergers often love cats.
I’ll start with my own opinion – I have been obsessed with cats ever since I little I’ve still got cuddly cat toys too! (I had a lot when I was younger)
I’m not sure what drew me to them initially as a little girl, they were a very early obsession of mine.. getting to know a pet cat as a little kid opened me up to this cute little comforting life form.As I can only speak for myself, I have asked others on the specrum what they think of our sof pawwed friends.
The gentle rumble of a cats purr, the soft fur the cuddly creature both two comforting things. I get a sense of relaxation and calmness from cats, it counteracts those opposite feelings of sensory overload and other stressful aspects of a stressful life which people with aspergers live with.
One member of an Aspergers message board says “I like cats because of their independence” Which is fair enough, as everyone, person and animal, needs it’s alone time.
Upon asking several other members, I came to the conclusion that a lot of aspies love them for the particular reasons that I stated, and because we feel we can relate to them..
A video of me about…… cats!
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