Stories of animals resurrecting lost souls are myriad--dogs that turn hardcore felons into loving animal trainers, the amazing bond between humans and horses, pigs, birds, and especially cats. In this inspired and emotional true tale, a small black-and-white stray changes a family's life forever when their autistic son reaches out to the cuddly feline.
George, the afflicted boy, barely acknowledged people. He never spoke, never smiled, and didn't know how to show any sign of affection at all. But Ben the cat opened up something inside the little boy, who in turn started opening up to his family and the people around him. George starts talking in a high-pitched cat voice and eventually learns how to read and write. But just as he was making real progress, disaster happened: Ben disappeared.
This will bring a tear to your eye and make you realize the magic not only in animals but in the human heart. You'll love your cat--or dog or pig or horse--even more after reading this.