Couple Adopts Sweet Blind Cat and His Seeing Eye Kitten

While it is true that having sight is a wonderful thing, being blind is not the end of the world. Many successful people are blind. Just think of Stevie Wonder and you will know what we are talking about. It is all a state of mind. That being said, not having your sight does mean that you might need a bit of help to get around. While there is some great technology available today to help with the experience and to make life more comfortable, the reality is that it helps to have another person or animal right beside a blind person to help them.

Believe it or not, the same principle applies to cats. There are many cats that are blind, and that presents a problem. It is difficult for them to know where they are at, and they may become frightened of their surroundings. That is understandable, and it is likely the very same feelings that humans go through. No matter if a cat is blind from birth or loses their sight later on in life, they will need some help as well. While humans cannot always be there to guide them, it is great to note the following success of a seeing eye kitten that has helped one sweet blind cat function and thrives in life once again.

Here Is a True Story

If you like real human interest stories, then you will really appreciate this one. Cat lovers are known for their special affinity with animal, but that usually comes with all major senses in tact. What happens, however, when a cat bonds with a human yet has no eyes? That is exactly what happened to one cat lover recently when going to a shelter to find a lucky cat to take home.

Now, she could have just handed the cat back saying that she was not capable of dealing with him and nobody would have blamed her. In fact, it does the animal no good if you are not willing to love him with your whole heart, no matter if he can see or not. There will definitely be some adjustment period to be had, and one will need to learn just how to take care of the cat. In the end, this individual immediately bonded with the cat and gladly began to fall in love with him. At the same time, another cat jumped into the scene and was ready to go home with her as well.

This was not an ordinary cat. This was literally a real life seeing eye kitten that had been helping the blind cat get by in what, to this point, was a cruel and dark world. Put yourself in the shoes of a cat with no eyes. If you are not with a caring owner, how will you find food? Who is going to help you? How can you ward off would be predators before they attack? The list here could go on and on, but you get the picture. It was important that this blind cat has another set of eyes guiding him, and that is exactly what this kitten would provide.

To give you some more of the background here, the blind cat was actually two years old. He was born without any eyes. That is probably a blessing in disguise, as he has not known a world in which he had eyes. At the same time, as we have mentioned, he would still need help in order to survive in the outside of the world. That is where the kitten has entered into the scene. We say kitten because this cat is just four months old yet he has latched himself on to the blind cat in ways you cannot even begin to imagine. It is quite something actually.

The kitten has actually taken it upon himself to care for the blind cat. The two are in the same shelter and almost immediately bonded. The cats arrived at the shelter because the previous owner was not capable of caring for them any longer. It would certainly take a special cat owner to care for a blind cat, yet the help that the kitten would provide is certainly welcome.

The Story Progresses

Upon one lucky cat lover meeting the blind cat, the kitten would jump on her shoulders as if to say ‘If you take him home, you must take me as well. I am, after all, his eyes in this world’. That must have been a special moment indeed. A special bond almost immediately developed between cat lover, a blind cat, and seeing eye kitten. This kitten guides the blind cat virtually everywhere that he goes. Meal time is especially important. The kitten will help nudge the blind cat right up to the dish so that he knows where the food is. How is that for the best companion one can ever hope to have?

Once the blind cat and seeing eye kitten arrived at their new home, it was obvious that this would be a match made in heaven. This is the key. It is important to know what you are getting into when adopting any special needs animal. If you have the capacity to care for the animal, go for it. If you do not, then do not be afraid to admit that. You want the cat to have an owner who is capable of providing the care that they need at the end.

While it is true that having sight is a wonderful thing, being blind is not the end of the world. Many successful people are blind. Just think of Stevie Wonder and you will know what we are talking about. It is all a state of mind. That being said, not having your sight does mean that you might need a bit of help to get around. While there is some great technology available today to help with the experience and to make life more comfortable, the reality is that it helps to have another person or animal right beside a blind person to help them.


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