I didn't name her, but that's what I'm assuming. My son, who is verbal but has a lot of difficulty speaking, calls her "Vahrooooooka!" He says it so well, we fell in love with the name and kept it. I'm no good with naming pets anyway; I grew up with two dogs named Lady and Peanut.
Veruca doesn't have a problem with Ian personally, but she gets very skiddish when he gets close to the bed she's hording the kittens under. Ian could care less about the kittens right now, he knows they are there, but he hasn't tried to touch them. What worries me is when the kittens get larger and mobile. Well, I'm not too worried, but there's a lot of aggression with children with autism. Ian's meltdowns have no foresight; he can find something out of place and decide to throw a shoe at someone without any warning. I will say though he's great with Veruca. I spent the first two weeks we got her teaching Ian how to properly pet and scratch her, and to never harm her. So far he hasn't.
Also, if anyone sees this I have a quick question. Do mommy cats spray? It's starting to smell weird where the kittens are, but I don't know what spray smells like. It's sort of spicy and unpleasant, but not really strong enough to smell unless you get close to the spot. I wouldn't have thought about it really, but now my son's tent smells like that, and Veruca desperately tried to nest in it a few days before she had the kittens. She walks up to it about once a day now to check it out. It's really gross. I' probably going to have to throw it away, right?