Category Archives: Family Pets




Too cute

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Elliott was having a frustrating day and Ruby decided that he needed her to sit on his chest and keep him safe.. Too cute….   BufferShare+1Tweet10Pin2ShareStumble1Reddit1Share14 Shares






An important update on Ruby, our cute little Chorkie

This is a short but interesting update, dealing with how Ruby is doing since Maggie passed. We’ve had animals pass away before and there’s almost always a change in those that remain. When Cleo died last year, Blue (our only remaining cat) became much more outgoing than he’d been previously…. Read more »






Helping my kids deal with loss

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It’s been one week since Maggie passed away and we wanted to try to keep the kids distracted today. Kids with Autism are especially prone to struggling with loss and tend to benefit a great deal from distraction. Trying to process already confusing emotions is difficult and at least my… Read more »






It’s funny how things work out

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Tomorrow marks one week since Maggie passed away. I’m not sure if the significance of the day will strike the kids or not but I’m certainly not going to raise their attention to it. We’ve been preparing for awhile now that Maggie wouldn’t be around forever but we had no… Read more »






It’s been an emotional roller-coaster this weekend and I’m exhausted

It’s been an emotional weekend for all of us here in The Autism Dad household. Losing Maggie has been devastating for all, but especially for Elliott and Emmett. They’re feeling the loss a bit differently because they have basically never known a time where Maggie wasn’t here. They were both… Read more »

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