Autism is no joke. It is a very difficult condition to live with and especially for a child.
In December of 2011, young Iris was diagnosed with Autism.
Everyone around her was worried she would never lead a normal life … that there would always be obstacles and stumbling blocks set before her. They worried about how she would find her place within this world and even around people.
Then just when something magical happened.
Iris’ parents decided to bring home a special new friend for her.
This is the story of Iris and a Maine Coon cat named Thula!
In a short period of time, this beautiful cat did more for Iris than any medical procedure, any means of therapy and certainly more than any medications!
Be sure to scroll all the way down to see the inspiring video of Iris and Thula!
One of Iris’ challenges had been speaking and speaking well, Having Thula around, Iris was able to practice her speech by talking to the cat!
It wasn’t long before her speech became, for lack of a better word, better.
To this day, Iris and Thula are always together.
Iris and Thula do everything together, including swim!
Thula even enjoys taking baths with Iris!
Check out these two amazing souls together:
Different is Brilliant from Iris Grace on Vimeo.
Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:
INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.
CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.
THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.