I don’t know. With a few exceptions, the witch doesn’t know many cats. I know I ought to have one on my broom, but I don’t. But cats may well have Aspergers.
My last cat post caused two books to arrive in the mail, and here is the first of them; All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome, by Kathy Hoopmann. I’ve mentioned Kathy here before, and she’s good with Asperger related subjects. And as I’ve said before, there is a great need for Asperger books.
We are many who have tried to explain Asperger Syndrome to others. Usually you don’t get far, because people don’t want to know. I believe Kathy’s book can do a much better job of it, with the use of cute cat pictures and short to-the-point descriptions. I’d say that the use of photos like these means that the doubters may stand a chance of believing. Because there are countless doubters, when it comes to Aspergers. “It’s all in the mind” is the accusation, and it is. Mostly in the mind, anyway, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real.
One quote in this book is “Sometimes his relatives think they could bring him up better than his parents can”, and how true that can be. Others always know best.
I would like to think that this book could be an eye opener when it comes to describing Aspergers to the neurotypicals, and if so, the use of animals to achieve it is good. Around these parts, one Aspie thought it was a suspiciously cute book, and another one loved it. And the witch loved it. It’s the kind of book I could see myself buying and carting around whenever a bunch of flowers is called for. If you know what I mean.