Sunday, February 21, 2016

Vera Cat

Once upon a time there was a cat named Vera.

Vera was a playful cat. She loved to chase balls of yarn across her house. She loved to run outside in the tall grass. She loved to watch her mother cook her tuna fish.

Vera cat had two kitten brothers who loved her very much. They liked almost all the same things that Vera cat liked.

But sometimes Vera cat was sad. She was sad because she did not have many cat friends. Most everyone, that Vera cat knew, was a dog or a puppy.

Even her mommy was a dog.

Most of the dogs were nice to Vera, even though she was very different from a dog.

Vera did not like the loud way the dogs talked and played. She took her kitten paws and covered her kitten ears.

Vera did not always understand the dogs' fast barking. She would meow and the dogs would reply "Silly Vera! That is not how dogs talk!"

Vera did not understand why the dogs were always so close to each other. Vera cat liked to sit alone in her cozy room and look out her big window. The dogs liked to be around each other all of the time!

Vera's mommy dog loved her very much. Sometimes her mommy would hug her too tightly and Vera cat would wiggle away. Sometimes her mommy did not understand why she wanted to be left alone all of the time.

Vera did not want to see her mommy dog sad. So Vera cat learned to bark like a dog. Vera cat learned to play like a dog. Vera cat learned to hug like a dog.

Her mommy dog was very happy, because she always wanted to talk to Vera cat, play with Vera cat and hug Vera cat.

Vera cat was happy about those things too.

But each night Vera cat would sit alone in her cozy room and look out her big window and she would be happy that she was still a cat.

Vera cat did not know it, but every night her mommy dog would watch her sit alone in her cozy room and look out her big window, and she was very happy that she had a cat just like Vera.


  1. I'm going to read this to my kids...I think it will help them understand. Another awesome post, Bea! <3

  2. Thanks :) Vera was really excited when I read it to her. She knows that she is autistic, but it can be very hard to explain to a child (even an autistic child)

    This seemed to help. She has been "Vera cat" all day and calling me "Mommy dog"

  3. <3. This brought tears to my eyes.