Gone blind, a dog called Blaze was very affected psychologically by his handicap, but he was able to recover thanks to his cat friend. A story told by the New York Post.
Blazea German Shepherd mix, had been adopted by Robin Wagner in 2019. From the first consultations, the veterinarians understood that he suffered from a degenerative eye condition. At the time, he already couldn’t see out of one eye. The specialists had explained to his mistress that he risked losing the other.
This is unfortunately what happened. Blaze became totally blind in October 2020. 2 months later his eye had to be removed.
The blindness had a huge impact on the dog’s mental health. Blaze was anxious and nervous. ” We had to work a lot with educators to help him regain his self-confidence. “says its owner.
His meeting with a cat called Satin was saving for the canine. Initially, however, the cohabitation was far from obvious, as he often came to Blaze to involuntarily trample the feline.
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Satin then got into the habit of walking away when seeing Blaze come, lest he step on her. Then, she instinctively began to meow to signal her presence and thus prevent him from trampling on her.
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“She makes it clear to Blaze that she loves him”
Gradually, she began to do the same not to protect herself, but for the safety of the dog. When she saw that he was heading towards a wall or any other obstacle, she mewed to warn him and guide him towards her. Satin became the eyes of Blaze. This only strengthened their bond.
“Although she’s not the most affectionate and cuddly cat with us, she makes it clear to Blaze that she loves him, and that’s the most beautiful thing to see said their mistress.