Sunday, April 18, 2010


Those of you that caught the HBO movie, "Temple Grandin", or read her book, "Animals in Translation" (or both if you are like me), will remember how she developed a squeeze machine. Temple has autism and she discovered that a mechanical squeezing sensation had a calming effect on her. Seeing Reagan wedge herself between the branches makes me think of the squeeze machine. Is she trying to create a squeezing sensation? Could Reagan be autistic? According to Temple's book, she believes that animals see the world much like an autistic person, so I guess the answer is yes, Reagan is probably autistic like all of the other animals :-). I wish a body or anxiety wrap helped Reagan, but unfortunately it has not thus far.