Billy the cat was rescued from an abandoned house. Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter. Billy purred, laid his paws across Fraser, and they have been inseparable ever since. Slowly but surely, Billy has transformed Fraser’s life. Fraser’s mother Louise has watched her son move from being a child prone to anxiety, tantrums, and sudden emotional meltdowns to now a much calmer, less moody four-year-old whose future looks a lot brighter. In their home on the Balmoral Estate, Billy acts as Fraser’s guardian–never leaving his side at mealtimes and bedtimes or whenever he’s feeling low. Their profound bond has immeasurably improved their lives and the family’s, and has brought them lots of hilarious and touching moments along the way. Like “A Street Cat Named Bob,” this story will touch the hearts of all those who read it.
Thanks to Bookbridgr and Hodder for sending me a copy to review. When I saw this I had to request it as a mum of an autistic child .We are seriously considering getting a pet to help with my son an his anxieties and to give him a loyal friend. So this book was so interesting to read and I could relate so much it made me cry and smile .
We read how Billy helps Fraser in more ways than anyone could ever imagine and its a beautiful journey to read about .
I would like to say thanks to Louise for sharing her families story and giving people an insight into what life is like with a child on the spectrum .
This is a lovely honest and heartwarming book .