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    • Publication date:11 Feb 2014
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When Fraser Met Billy

How The Love Of A Cat Transformed My Little Boy's Life

By Louise Booth

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

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.

Biographical Notes

Louise Booth is Fraser's mother. She lives on the Queen's Balmoral Estate with her husband Chris, the Estate's electrician, five-year-old Fraser, three-year old Pippa and their rescue cat Billy.

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  • ISBN: 9781444769265
  • Publication date: 11 Feb 2014
  • Page count: 320
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