Few people can look at a baby bunny and not go "aww!" Animals are cute and adorable and can make a day much brighter. Especially for Aspies.
Studies have shown that animals can 'sense' when someone has autism or other special situations, and they instinctively know how to deal with them. I must concur that this is true. My dog instinctively knows that I do not like to touch him, so he backs off. My cat, on the other hand, knows that I like her, so she's near me all of the time.
I am not suggesting you go out and get an animal. However, being close to one is nice and soothing, especially on frazzled nerves that can come from having Asperger's. A friend's pet, or even a family one, can really help.
Originally posted at firstname.lastname@example.org on May 31, 2011.