Last Updated on August 11, 2022 by Pets Feed
This adorable cat helps his blind dog brother navigate every corner of the house without tripping, and their relationship is adorable.
Satin is a sweet cat with a very good heart, who has found a way to help her dog brother, named Blaze, get around their house easily. So that the visually impaired dog does not trip over it when walking through corridors or rooms.
Blaze lost his sight a few years ago, diagnosed with blindness in one eye and lens problems in the other which would deteriorate over time. And since then, Satin has figured out how to use her voice to guide him around his house so the dog doesn’t get in his way.
Robin Wagner, the animals’ adoptive mother, who is a preschool teacher from Burlington, Vermont, adopted the German Shepherd x Greyhound mix in 2019, and during his first visit to the clinic, the vet discovered that the dog was in serious trouble of vision.
This cat helps his blind dog brother move around the house
Veterinarians recommended surgery on Blaze to try and preserve his sight, but sadly that wasn’t possible and the dog went totally blind the following year. At first, Satin had to get used to Blaze stepping on her from time to time, and she was actually very understanding of her brother, but now that she’s figured out how to alert him to her presence, they’ve become inseparable. .
Robin told Metro UK:
A new creature was in her space and even when she could see, she encountered it. Blaze’s blindness caused a major regression in his social anxiety. He became very anxious and reactive. We had to work a lot with the coaches to help him regain his confidence.
Even so, it didn’t take long for these two animals to bond and become great friends.
Satin likes to rub against her long legs, like a cat against a table or a chair. However, once Blaze completely lost her sight, she walked on it a lot.
Over time, Robin began to notice something changing in their day-to-day interactions. Apparently, these friends had found the perfect way to stay close without an accident happening.
The woman remembers:
The cat and the dog like to hang out with us in our bed. When Blaze jumped, Satin ran out of the room before stepping on him. But over time, we noticed that Satin stayed put and gave Blaze a nice loud meow. He would stop and walk around her.
The kitten obviously learned quickly that if the blind dog’s voice worked in his parents’ bed, it would also work elsewhere in the house. Now Satin uses her little meows to alert Blaze to her presence when she walks around the house.
Every time I walked towards her. She would meow and he would stop and change direction.
Robin thinks the support of his cat with his dog brother has definitely helped Blaze feel less lonely and lost at home, having Satin to support him has been magical for him.
Finally, Robin added:
I think Blaze’s blindness brought Satin and Blaze closer together. Before they went blind, they were more like ships passing through the night. Now they use it to recognize each other. Although she’s not the most affectionate and cuddly with us, she certainly tells Blaze that she loves him, and that’s the most beautiful thing to see.
Images: Instagram / blindboyblaze
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