Meet Blossom. She is a blind cat who is famous. Yes, a famous cat. Her account Blossom_and_her_family has amassed over 10,000 followers. I wouldn't be surprised if you see her and her family plastered all over the internet soon. She's got the personality to match.
Susan is Blossom's attendant and food-provider (and an awesome meowmmy). Susan kindly created time for an interview in Blossom's schedule. Susan shares her home with 4 cats, 3 of which are blind.
- Blossom, 6 mo
- Cookie, 10 mo
- Ray, 3 years
- Jasmine, 5 years (sighted)
Ray was adopted second (first of the blind cats) as an adult. It was love at first sight when she saw him on Petfinder. It was a wonderful experience, and she felt compelled to adopt him. I'm so glad she did, because being that he was an adult, blind and has a black coat, he was less likely to be adopted. In fact, Susan had such a good experience that she vowed to only adopt blind cats from that day forward. And that's exactly what she did.
Blossom was adopted from Howard and Beth Stern. Yes, the famous couple.
Why you should consider adopting a blind cat:
- Loss of sight does not shorten their lifespan or quality of life.
- They like to follow you around from room to room, like a shadow.
- They like to be by your side and ask for your attention.
- They are less adoptable due to their disability (which they shouldn't be).
- Blind cats are not more aloof than sighted cats.
- Blind cats are not clumsy. In their own home, they are comfortable.
- Blind cats play and eat just like a sighted cat.
- Blind cats use the litter box just as regularly as a sighted cat.
Susan is bringing awareness to blind cats. Her Instagram is her platform and her passion fuels her mission. She's getting more homes for blind cats and I love that.
Her parting words about considering adopting a blind cat:
Want to hear the full interview? Listen below!