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Maine Coon Cat Helps Autistic Girl Overcome Her Fear of Water - ITV 15-06-2016

Offbeat  (tags: Maine Coon Cat, autistic girl, fear of water, awesome-pawsome video! )

- 655 days ago -
A heartwarming video has revealed the remarkable bond between an autistic girl and her cat. Six-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw bathes, plays and sleeps with her cat Thula.


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Barb Knight (1685)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 1:32 pm
Maine Coon Cats are awesome-pawsome!!

Mandi T (367)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 1:47 pm
Maine Coons are awesome. My brother had 2 of them

Peggy B (43)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 2:01 pm
Awww bless.

Beth M (138)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 2:03 pm

David C (75)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 2:06 pm
thanks, awesome story

Freya H (345)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 2:10 pm
I am autistic, and cats helped bring me out of my shell. From Buttermilk and Ragamuffin I learned to deal with the world outside my head, as well as why one should respect other living things. Iris' odd fear of water reminds me that I had some silly fears as a small child.

My autism has in the end been a blessing because I see in the world in a different and wonderful way.

Lone F (58)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 3:10 pm
Wonderful video - thanks so much dear Barb. And thanks to Freya for sharing her own steory. I have a half coon car and I have never had a more gentle cat!

Pat B (356)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 3:40 pm
How wonderful!
Thank you, Freya for sharing yours.

Thanks, Barb xo

Christeen A (300)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 4:14 pm
Great story.

Animae C (509)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 4:45 pm
Absolutely brilliant, Iris' life changed as soon as Thula entered!!!

Thank you for sharing that Freya!

TY dear Barb

Glennis Whitney (393)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 5:58 pm
Such a wonderful and loving story for Iris and Thula. So awesome Thank you for caring and sharing Barb

christy N (11)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 6:54 pm
Wonderful story! Thank you for sharing this, Barb! :)

Charmaine Shannon (38)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 2:13 am
"WOW" ...... This is AMAZING !!!! Thanks for a Wonderful Story, Barb !!

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 3:10 am
Noted, Thanks

Sylvie A (190)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 3:43 am
Noted. Thank you

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 7:03 am
Noted, Thank you

Sandi C (90)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 8:23 am
noted thanks

TOM TREE (247)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 10:43 am
VERY KEWL ! Thank You for Sharing .....

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 12:08 pm
Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing.

Kay M (347)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 4:43 pm
awesome - love it!

Donna T (0)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 7:05 am
thank you

Mike M (8)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 5:37 pm
Too Cool

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday August 31, 2017, 6:01 pm
Thank you Freya for sharing your personal experience with us.

I enjoyed this video. Cats are wonderful, I had one save my life. It woke me up from my sleep so that I was able to get out of the burning building in time.
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