Lullaby for the cat

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a good holiday season. Ours went remarkably well this year – no illnesses, everyone likes their gifts and we were able to hang out a lot with family and friends, but still had plenty of time to just relax.

The new excitement this year is the kitten we are babysitting for a friend. She just arrived two days ago, so she and our cat are still trying to adjust to each other, but no fur has flown yet. I think that is a good sign.

Anyway, at the end of the first day Puka (“Pooka” – it is Hawaiian, but I don’t remember for what), was very tired. She is a sociable cat, which our cat is not, so my kids were thrilled to have a pet that actually wanted to play. I helped her find her bed, which she happily flopped down in.

Our ten-year-old Aspie hurried over to the piano and began picking out the sweetest rendition of Brahms Lullaby. He has never played the song before, never even seen music for it and has only been studying piano for a little over a year. He may struggle in some areas, but music is not one of them! It was so sweet to see him sharing his gift.

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Heather Holbrook

I found out that I have Autism upon having a son with the same "disorder." Ironically, I was voted, "Most Likely to Succeed," by my high school classmates. But had I been born now, instead of 40+ years ago, I would have been considered a different sort of special. This site was started to encourage other Autistics and the people who love them .

2 thoughts on “Lullaby for the cat”

    1. It’s a real blessing, that’s for sure. Now, when he complains about something like not being able to run as fast as a classmate, I can say, “Well, can he play the piano like you can?” It has helped my son to gain a lot more confidence, and become more accepting of the fact that each of us have gifts and challenges.


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