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When Fraser Met Billy: How The Love Of A Cat Transformed My Little Boy's Life
 
 

When Fraser Met Billy: How The Love Of A Cat Transformed My Little Boy's Life [Kindle Edition]

Booth Louise
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A mother's touching, true story of how a rescue cat called Billy transformed her autistic boy's life.

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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 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 585 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (11 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FRKPJF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,881 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
When Fraser met Billy: ‘The rescue cat that transformed a little boy’s life’ tells the extraordinary story of Fraser, a little boy with autism and Billy, the unassuming grey cat who changed his life.

When Fraser was born, his mother, Louise, realised that there was something wrong with him but no one listened to her, or took her concerns seriously. The health visitors told her to give him more love and Fraser was 18 months old before he was diagnosed with autism and hypotonia (a muscle tone condition that affected his ability to walk or use his hands). Louise and her husband Chris were given the devastating news that Fraser would never go to mainstream school.

Chris’s job took him to the Balmoral Estate in Scotland so the couple moved with Fraser, who was only a few weeks old, to a beautiful, but isolated cottage in the grounds of the Queen’s summer residence, Balmoral Castle.

Billy had been abandoned, left in a house to fend for himself, when Fraser was three years old. His temper tantrums were escalating and Louise was having a very difficult time. When Fraser first met Billy, the cat purred and laid his paws upon him. A new period in Fraser’s life had just begun and miracle after miracle lined up in the wings courtesy of the angel Billy and his seemingly unfaltering understanding of what Fraser needed.

It’s well documented the healing power of animals, especially cats. Their calming influence and benign natures prove, time and time again, that they instinctively know what makes us humans tick and they hone in on our feelings and emotions. So it was with Billy. Bedtimes were always a screaming match and took hours for Fraser to settle.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart Warming and thought provoking 12 Feb 2014
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I don't normally read a lot but this is one of those books I couldn't put down its Heart Warming and thought provoking Absolutely Brilliant an eye opener
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When Fraser Met Billy 13 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover
I'm a sucker for a book about cats - but this is no ordinary cat. It's about Billy a cat rescued from an abandoned house and the remarkable bond he shares with his young autistic owner Fraser who also has a range of conditions. When they are introduced to each other they form an instant friendship which was to transform both their lives thanks to Billy's calming effect. Louise Booth hopes by writing this book it will help other families facing the same problems, despair and isolation. It's a beautifully written book, heartwarming and inspirational.
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5.0 out of 5 stars haven't put it down 19 Feb 2014
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While driving from Nottingham to Glasgow last week I listened to Louise being interviewed on the radio. Tears started to well up in my eyes. Today the title When Fraser met Billy popped into my head. Downloaded the kindle version and read it in one go. A remarkable story of a boy and his cat and a loving dedicated family who stuck to the task, through thick and thin.
The story so far, how a young child diagnosed as autistic is befriended by a rescue cat and of a mother who is not "mad" but who has amazing insight into the understanding of the partnership between humans and animals. A must read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly moving story .... 15 Feb 2014
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The Booth family journey (obviously including Billy) is SO inspiring. I'm filled with admiration & respect for all of the
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fraser and billy 19 Feb 2014
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Hundred percent. ...a wonderful story about an Autistic

little boy who was given his own cat who became his very best friend and d helped him to develop his confidence in so many ways...... starting school and making friends An amazing and very moving story.
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A heartbreaking, amazing story. Congratulations to Louise for recognising how important a fluffy companion can be, and to Chris also for being strong in the face of such difficulties.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational and heart warming 17 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover
Amazingly frank account of the life of an extended family, human and animal, when one member is on the autistic spectrum. Never again will you raise an eyebrow when you witness a child having a tantrum, instead you will offer a helping hand, fold that buggy up, lift that shopping into the car. As the author herself says if this books helps one parent it will be worth it. Oh and Billy, what a beautiful gifted member of this courageous family.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A moving true story
Published 3 days ago by Ruscoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
I am currently reading this book and it's a really good read I am really stuck into it and can't put it down.
Published 1 month ago by Bev
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Arrived safely. Very poignant story of a little boy with autism whose life was transformed by Billy the cat. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. A. L. Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel good book
This book really helped you to understand the difficulties of living with an autistic child but also the incredible rewards you get when something works. An amazing read.
Published 2 months ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book
I would recommend this book it brought tears to my eyes but also made me smile.I didn't want to put it down.
Published 2 months ago by Karen Hepples
4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating story
Fraser is a lovely little boy with Billy being his best friend. A remarkable story and well worth a read
Published 2 months ago by SP
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensitive and Simple.
Took just a matter of a few hours to read but really interesting. Relevant to all those who have had a connection however slight to Asbergers and autism.
Published 2 months ago by Mr Penguin
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading.
The story is amazing and truly wonderful. I have only given a star rating of 4 because I would love to have seen more photos in the book.
Published 3 months ago by Miss T K Anderton
5.0 out of 5 stars Billy the cat.
A very good read for anyone with an autistic child.We have a daughter aged 53 who has learning difficulties and autistic tendencies which were very apparent in this book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Donald Ridler
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Wow such a touching read. It gave me an understanding of what its like to live with a child with autism
Published 3 months ago by Karen Tracey
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