Do my Cats Inherently have Autism? (humor)

Syracuse likes his weighted blanket. Yes, we have one for the cat.
Syracuse likes his weighted blanket. Yes, we have one for the cat.

John (hubby) said I’m just like our cats and here’s why:

  1. Cats do things on their own terms.
  2. They will get up and walk away without notice.
  3. They want to be in the same room with you, but not interact (parallel play).
  4. They don’t like their fur petted backwards.
  5. They stare at you with no visible emotion.
  6. They are not aware of how their actions affect others.
  7. They’re intensely curious about the world, but when they get into it they get scared.
  8. They can study things for long periods at a time.
  9. They have rituals and favorite places.
  10. Routines must not be changed.
  11. High-pitched noises make their ears go back and they leave the room.
  12. They initially inspect people, but ultimately hide when company is visiting.
  13. If we change their cat food, they won’t eat it until they’re starving.
  14. They get mad if we leave the house.  Once we’re home, they go back to routine and we don’t see them.  They just want the security of us being here because there is no need to interact, since they are content they we’re here.
  15. They can lounge for hours caught up in daydreams or pondering.
  16. They gauge you by what you do, not by what you say or how you say it.
  17. Speech means nothing; visual is everything.
  18. They meow non-stop if they want something, but otherwise say nothing.
  19. They have acute senses.
  20. They are independent loners, and they like it that way.
  21. They want their environmental temperature consistent.
  22. They get bursts of physical energy for no apparent reason.
  23. We don’t know what they are thinking.
  24. They are difficult to understand, yet transparent.
  25. They don’t like bathing in water.
  26. We can’t help loving them.
  27. They are very loving…in their unique way.
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10 Comments on Do my Cats Inherently have Autism? (humor)

  1. Hello there… found you via @AutismWomen. Great observations there. Humour aside, I’ve heard Aspies likened to the cats of the world (while NTs would be dogs?). There’s also a kids’ book called “All Cats Have Asperger’s Syndrome” – have you read it?

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