Just had to share a great article I read today on HuffPo confirming that pets help children on the Autism spectrum with social skills.
I could have told you this years ago, but I think it’s fantastic it’s finally been proven. Even more so because it doesn’t specify that the pet has to be a dog. Not that I don’t love dogs. I grew up with dogs. But our post-divorce living accommodations are small.
He have guinea pigs. And we love ’em. Stinky, smelly, fat and fluffy. Yes. A guinea pig is a thing of wonder. They’re the perfect pet. They’re so low on the food chain they have no natural defenses. That is if you don’t all pooping on you a ‘defensive strategy.’
And there are lots of pet options. Just before you plunk down any money anywhere for that purebred Romanian, Red-Crested, Dragon-Headed, Garden Lizard – remember there are SO many abandoned animals who need a good home. And almost EVERY species of animal has a “Rescue.” Just Google the name of animal you want with the word “Rescue” after it. Trust me, you’ll find one. Yes, probably even a Romanian, Red-Crested, Dragon-Headed, Garden Lizard.