Original YT playout date: 19 June 2010
There are various animal therapies offered to autistic children – hippotherapy (which involves horses, not hippos, by the way), kynotherapy (known in Polish as “dogotherapia” as otherwise the carers might take them to the cinema instead of giving them King Charles Spaniels to play with, and even dolphins are pressed into service to give animal therapies to autistic children. What you don’t read about is cat therapy for autistic kids – well, it stands to reason, doesn’t it? Cats have autistic characters themselves, how are they going to help kids who are autistic interact?
Well, maybe because of that, they’re actually on the right wavelength to understand. Here see for yourselves how Pushkin has a relationship with my son George which seems to enrich both of them. Whenever he leaves the house, Pushkin follows him around and looks after him – but when a spider appears, the race is on and the fastest of the two gets the treat!
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Original YT playout date: 4 January 2009
“Better get this one off before the end of the 12 days. It shows our family Christmas, which has Polish and Russian traditions on Christmas Eve, and then the English Christmas dinner on Christmas Day.
Don’t miss the “”poor man’s stop-motion”” played out in one of the Christmas presents in the second half of the film!”
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Original YT playout date: 22 November 2008
He’s not a kid anymore, but not a real grown-up either. He managed to fall off the end of the knwn world, and when we got him back he was most appreciative of being home again.
Continue reading “Pushkin at Sixteen Months”
Original YT playout date: 14 June 2008
This video contains two pieces of feline fun, one is the audio track, a reworded version of the famous Bond song in honour of Pushkin and his uniqueness among cats, and the other is the video of him retrieving his ball, more like a dog than a cat! Not many cats do this, but among bengals it is more common.
Continue reading “The cat who clawed me (or Pushkin the Cat Retriever)”
Original YT playout date: 30 April 2008
It’s time for more feline fun. He likes to keep an eye on George in the garden as well as chase and retrieve objects.
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