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05 Nov 2012, 9:50 pm

Rocky - my new pet - has been with us for a few days. I found him in my driveway one morning, just sitting there, looking at me with those sad, dark eyes, so I took him in and made a place for him to stay. But I'm worried. Ever since he joined us, he's exhibited the following behaviors:

  • He doesn't pick up on social cues.
  • He can't seem to read body language.
  • He never starts a conversation.
  • He doesn't seem to mind changes in routine, but he doesn't initiate any changes, either.
  • The entire concept of "Empathy" seems lost on him (he does seem kind of cold).
  • He doesn't recognize subtle differences in speech tone, pitch, and accent that alter the meaning of speech.
  • He never seems to "get" a joke, even when the rest of us are ROTFLOAO.
  • He doesn't speak at all (so I don't know how formal or archaic his vocabulary may be).
  • He stares at one spot for hours at a time.
  • He never stops grinning.
  • He seems to like TV, no matter what the program, and will even stare at the blank screen all day long!
  • He may have delayed motor development. He's obviously never learned to use a fork or spoon, ride a bike, or catch a ball.
  • He usually just sits there and rocks back and forth, especially after one of our California earthquakes.
Please help! He may be way down on the Autistic spectrum. I don't know what to do! I'm at my wits end trying to figure out what's going on inside his little grey head, and I have no idea how to go about doing it.



Here's his picture...



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05 Nov 2012, 10:18 pm

I take it that this is a sarcastic poke at all the idiotic "is *** an aspie" threads that appear from time to time.



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05 Nov 2012, 10:22 pm

He's definitely got The Aspie Stare.



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05 Nov 2012, 11:14 pm

Your pet cannot be diagnosed by a bunch of random strangers on the Internetz. Only a trained professional can give him a proper evaluation and diagnosis.



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06 Nov 2012, 1:24 am

Yep Def a rock hard Aspie :lol:



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06 Nov 2012, 1:44 am

He "makes too much eye contact."

Not really. Only ignorant people would say that.



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06 Nov 2012, 1:56 am

How do you expect him to laugh his arse off when he doesn't have one? Seriously, cut him some slack.



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06 Nov 2012, 4:32 am

Maybe you could try to get him involved with others to practice socialising a little. Why not try to get him to join a rock band?


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06 Nov 2012, 4:49 am

"He never stops grinning"

That may be 'wind' :)


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06 Nov 2012, 11:46 am

You should take Rocky to an appropriately-trained and licensed mental-health professional.
Or a geologist. :wink:


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06 Nov 2012, 12:10 pm

Cornflake wrote:
You should take Rocky to an appropriately-trained and licensed mental-health professional.


The professional's diagnosis: "He's stoned"


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06 Nov 2012, 12:47 pm

This is really funny.



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06 Nov 2012, 12:53 pm

TallyMan wrote:
The professional's diagnosis: "He's stoned"
Could be IAD, though: Igneous Attention Deficit. :lol:


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06 Nov 2012, 1:02 pm

Maybe he's missing his relatives back in Boulder Colorado?


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06 Nov 2012, 1:07 pm

LOL, this just made my day :D


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06 Nov 2012, 1:13 pm

Fnord, are you feeding him correctly? His favourite fruit is pomegranite.


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