Blind Cat And Dog — The Best Of Friends

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Chance and Louis may be blind, but that doesn’t stop them from having the time of their lives with each other.

Chance, a ten-week-old Alsatian puppy, had a hard start in life because he was born completely blind and was then neglected by his owners.

But after reading a story about Chance, Glenn Crossman and his wife adopted this blind puppy. And Chance already has a new friend, a ten-year-old blind cat named Louis.

The Crossmans already provided a home for Louis and another dog named Bella. They previously had another blind dog.

Since the couple has extensive experience with blind animals, Chance settled in quite comfortably.

Crossman said, “He’s truly a lovely puppy and a bundle of fun. It only took him an hour to figure out the layout of the house. He’s a very bright boy. The big advantage with being born blind like Chance is that he doesn’t have to adapt to his condition - as he doesn’t know any better. He just gets to know his way around and gets on with it.”

He added that it does take extra work raising a blind pet because you have to be more aware of what they are doing, but “people should rescue disabled animals, as they are just as rewarding.”

Source: Daily Mail

(Thanks Amanda)

19 Responses to “Blind Cat And Dog — The Best Of Friends”

  1. Donna says:

    Beautiful compassionate people. Animals when given a chance adjust to “handicaps”. They do not know the words,” I can’t, they understand ” I am happy and loved” so I will be happy in my world. Thank you to the people that are not afraid to give less than “perfect” a chance.It is very rewarding to work with animals, that most people would never adopt. As humans, aren’t we all less than perfect ? But animals,……….love us 100%. It is called “unconditional love”, and it is a beautiful experience. Give life a chance.

  2. Kaffe says:

    May there be more angels like these people.

  3. catmom5 says:

    What beautiful animals ~ and people. These animals are very lucky to have found such a wonderful home. AND these people are lucky to have found such wonderful animals. May they have a long and happy life together. Thanks for putting the smile on my face this morning.
    catmom5

  4. shibadiva says:

    Another good news story to remind us that there are good people like the Crossmans who take the extra step to provide quality of life to these little creatures who give it back a thousandfold.

  5. furmom says:

    Wonderful story. Blind animals often cope far better than humans think they will. I’ve seen a blind dog playing fetch and loving it. And a fellow used to bring his blind bull dog to the dog park, and she did fine (on leash). The other dogs seemed to sense her condition and were gentler with her since she was a little nervous when strange dogs approached. Elderly pets can usually cope fine with blindness as long as their surrounding don’t change , so it’s doubly unkind to give them up at that point as some people do, just because they can’t see. Blind pets have just as much love to give and deserve a chance as these two have.

  6. purplecircle4pets.com says:

    What a beautiful story, a friend of mine has a deaf kitty and the joy she brings to her is incredible. These stories warm my heart!!
    Cheryl

  7. Don Earl says:

    It’s always sad to see some of the special needs pets’ stories at shelters. Taking on that kind of committment isn’t for everyone. It’s nice to see there are people not only willing to accept the extra care needs, but that take joy in it. Good job!

  8. The Lioness says:

    I highly honor people who take in special needs animals. These people are very special in offering love and life to these creatures!

    ~The Lioness

  9. bugs says:

    I’m one of those people who have a hard time going into pet rescue places, because i get upset that i can’t take everyone home with me (if i do go to a shelter for one pet, i tend to come back with two :-\)

    a few years ago, there was this beautiful, playful cat in one of the cells at a shelter. the shelter people said he had been at the shelter months longer than the normal time given for an animal at a shelter, because his personality was so loving, and he really deserved a good home.

    on his cage tag, his name was “cap’n hook”, and i didn’t know why, until we were shown that he had a club foot, and no muscles left to support his arm.

    my mom, who originally liked the cat, started thinking twice about taking him, and when they brought in a new set of kittens, cap’n hook was completely ignored again. he had those super sad eyes, and i started crying. i wouldn’t let myself see the other little cats, because i knew they’d be able to find homes easily.

    …point of my story is, i talked my mom into getting cap’n hook, and my brother got one of the kittens (like i said before, going in for one, leaving with two)

    we changed his name to charlie, since i thought it was kind of sad for him to have a name for his disability.

    the following summer, his arm had to be amputated due to an infection that was making him really sick. since he had very little muscle in the arm to begin with, he was just dragging bones with him when he walked. with only three legs, he seemed less disabled than before, since there was (literally) nothing holding him back. (our cats play in the yard, but charlie was “grounded” by my dad one year because he caught too many birds, and had to stay inside.)

    and not to worry about being picked on by our other 2 pets; he’s very much the alpha cat

    (and my mom’s favorite)

    i’m a sucker for the less fortunate ones. one of our other cats is cross-eyed, and the third was a very sick baby, which, ten years later still leaves him with some eye problems and very few teeth. we get many comments about this team from friends.

    i think i will always take in disabled pets. (and only from shelters, as i don’t believe in pet shops/puppy mills/breeders

  10. shibadiva says:

    Bugs, that was sweet of you and your mom to take Charlie home. You see so many pets out there that are three-legged, and they get along just fine.

  11. FrannyMom says:

    I loved this story, and the posts that came with it.

    We had a big white cat, named Eros, when I was a kid that in the course of his long life, lost one eye to glaucoma and his tail to an infection caused by an injury. We never would have dreamed of abandoning him, and his surgeries never slowed him down. He had been a neighborhood stray when we first took him in, and was one of the sweetest-natured cats I ever had the pleasure to share a home with.

    Blessings to the Crossmans and everyone who loves the animals that may not be cute or perfect or young but are just as worthy of a forever home.

  12. carol says:

    Thank you for a wonderful story of love and caring.I am so happy for these 2 as they are very lucky to have loving people to care for them. I have 2 cats who are very much my kids and I love them both very much.

  13. Chavi says:

    I think its the most wonderful deed anyone can do. I wish more and more people would open up their hearts like you have. All the best to the both of you and to your pets. I don’t mean to steal your thunder but I was wondering if you could helo me, My cat recently went blind, I believe it due to an injury. Can anyone tell me, if its a good idea to get a friend for him? I just want him to be happy and never feel alone. Also, should I get him declawed, so he doesn’t scratch him accidently?? Also, how can I help him? i don’t want him to feel disabled, but at the same time I don’t want him to feel unwanted.

    Thank you in advance

  14. Joene Peel says:

    You win awards in my book…I recently lost my very sweet blind cat Sammie who I’d had for 11 plus years…Most amazing animal I ever had and I’m still missing her every day. She taught me more than anyone or any animal ever did. The rewards she gave were so much more than what I gave her. I still don’t know how I’ll get by without her.
    I know you will have the same experience and the same “love” given your way.
    Joene

  15. Lana says:

    Blind animals are more effectinate and indenpent. We had a Chi mix she was blind and deaf when we got her and she was 12 when we got her. We give her 2 mores years of life. She pass away about a month ago. But won’t be forgotten and before she died i swear she could see. And she look up at me as she was saying thank you and i love you. I miss her but I know I give her a few more years then if she would be taken to the humane society.

  16. kristi says:

    Being a polio survivor I am always alert to people fostering & or adopting “disabled pets.” This was an esp. heartwarming story for me.

  17. ResilientHeart says:

    Real love sees no handicap or disability, it only sees love. :-)

  18. msarley says:

    This is truly heartwarming. I’m such a sap when it comes to stories like this. What lovely owners.

  19. allen/asheville says:

    surely you are blessed & will continue to be, can’t be any other way!!!


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