Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Blind cats are beautiful

This pretty girl is Lucy, and she was born without functional eye globes. She's been (obviously) blind since birth, and she went through an enucleation surgery as a very young kitten, to prevent ongoing infections in her eye sockets. (More on her condition in this old blog post.)

When people meet Lucy for the first time, they often call her a "poor thing."

I think they should call her beautiful. Don't you?
She has amazing whiskers, an epic beard and beautiful ear hair. Her feet are tremendously hairy, too.

She's also a super good sport. She's even participating in a Solid Gold food challenge right now, helping me to highlight the importance of good nutrition in middle-aged cats with congenital defects (more on her transition to that food here).

She's a beautiful, lovely, healthy girl. That's anything but "poor," right?

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4 comments:

  1. Lucy is absolutely beautiful inside and out!

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  2. What a sweetie! I love her colorful fur and how fuzzy she is. :-) Makes me want to snuggle with her and a cup of coffee.

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    1. She is pretty darn fuzzy, especially around the ears! She loves to cuddle, too!

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