It is always fun to witness the behavioral characteristics of housecats. The fluffy furballs have a tendency to be shy and withdrawn one minute and seeking attention to the point of aggravation the next. They can be excessive compulsive and present with stress and anxiety. Cats may act aggressive toward those they love and depend on or toward friends or playmates. Because of frustration, cats may have a tendency to bite, scratch and urinate. Only training can help them with learning how to keep their emotions in check.
Cat behavior can segue with human behavior; teaching us subtleties we may not otherwise pick up on. Animals have a way of lending us insight we desire without even having to ask.
Kathy Hoopman is a well-known author. She was originally from Queensland, Australia, and later moved to Brisbane, Australia where she began her teaching career, got married and had children. Later she moved to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. By moving about, she gathered information and wrote many books.
She wrote All Cats Have Aspergers Syndrome. It was published November 1st, 2006 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The book displays Kathy’s optimism and the trust she has in people and the lives that they lead. Kingsley feels as though she grows by meeting people different from her and from the animals that she was surrounded by while growing up on her family’s farm in Queensland.
Her inspiration is derived from everything she loves, is and does. This cat book facilitates the understanding about Aspergers Syndrome (AS). The photographic images of the cats displayed in the book were purposely selected in order to teach what the world is all about for a child with Aspergers; things that upset the child, intrigue him or her and how their mind works.
The book formulates this information in a way that helps those that deal with the child be able to understand them better. It clarifies to outsiders how to better understand the child and how to treat the child. The book will especially strike a chord with those familiar with AS.
The playful book is a best seller. There is even a video recreation of the book exhibiting the connections between people with Aspergers Syndrome and the sometimes aloof felines we all know and love. It shows what it is like for cats with sensitive hearing, how some cats avoid being touched or stroked, and even some eating habits.
It is very difficult for parents that have a child with AS. It is also very rewarding. The cats in this book evoke so many familiar emotions. It may help parents, siblings, schoolmates and friends may better understand and be able to help preserve the dignity of the child with Aspergers, learn how they are individuals and how to help them reach their full potential. The book is both humorous and insightful and is a gentle introduction to the world of AS.
All Cats Have Aspergers Syndrome links the feline and human world; teaching us how we can learn from like behaviors. Please introduce this innovative work with someone you love and care about that could benefit from its teachings. Thanks once again cats for your insight into our world!