Introducing Big Brother Blue and his sisters Meadow and Little Willow – a trio of blind cats who were recently adopted by Catherine Magno. Their story began when they were discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Dubai just before Christmas of 2014. Unfortunately, the kittens had already lost their sight due to a cat flu that was left untreated by their previous owner. The three felines spent some time in a foster home, where they were eventually reunited after almost being separated when Blue was almost adopted by their previous owner’s neighbor. However, the poor kitty couldn’t bear the thought of living without his sisters and missed them dearly. Catherine, who had recently adopted her first rescue kitten, was drawn to the trio’s story and decided to take them under her wing in February 2015. Despite her worries about their special needs, Catherine found that the adjustment wasn’t as difficult as she thought it would be. As she eloquently put it, “Blind pets see through their hearts.”
Their vision was taken away because of an untreated feline illness that they contracted from their previous caretaker.
The older sibling, Blue, was temporarily taken care of by a neighbor of their previous caretaker. However, the little feline shed tears throughout the night while searching for his sisters, thus he was returned to his original home.
I was deeply moved by their experience, and the idea of confining them to a veterinary clinic was unbearable.
When I brought them back to my place that night, I had to make sure they stayed inside my apartment.
Feeling intimidated by the vast amount of information online about caring for blind pets, I found myself anxious about the task ahead. The thought of it being a difficult journey added to my apprehension.
They swiftly became familiar with the layout of my apartment and memorized the location of each piece of furniture.
With the exception of visually impaired pets, felines with disabilities are just like any other cat.
Every single one of them has their own distinct personality that makes them unique in their own way. However, they all share one common trait – their fondness for being by your side and showering you with love and affection non-stop.
“When cats are introduced to each other in the right way, those with visual impairments can coexist equally as well as cats with normal vision.”
I aimed to spread the message that these felines are no different from other cats.
It’s commonly said that pets who are visually impaired have a special way of seeing the world – through their hearts.