Louie the Blind Cat and His Cute Moves


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By Karen Harrison Binette

Photos of Louie courtesy of Kerry Denman

Kerry Denman shares a video with us that shows her 2 year old blind cat Louie’s cute begging routine he performs every night – standing up on his hind legs – as she cooks dinner. Louie has lived with Kerry from the time he was 6 weeks old, and she says he leads as full and good a life as any other cat.

Kerry tells the story:

Louie will be two years old in June. He was born blind (not cataracts- his eyes have been checked by various different vets). I’ve had him since he was 6 weeks and he never ceases to amaze me.

His begging routine that you see in the video is a daily occurrence when I cook dinner.

I happened upon Louie by chance when I randomly went to visit a neighbour whose cat had a litter. It was never my intention to walk away with a kitten of any description but he stole my heart. Scrawny and underfed, he was a scruffy ball of fluff wanting some attention.

I took him home and got him settled where he flourished within days. Our first visit to the vet however confirmed what I suspected – the colour of his eyes was not down to cataracts. He was blind. I got 2nd and 3rd opinions – all with the same result. Though I was sad – it clearly was not the end of the world. Louie was able to navigate home like he had sight – as long as nothing was moved. He’s a normal, healthy cat who plays like any other.

The saddest part of this story is that when I visited the litter, the owner assumed I might want one of the kittens and immediately discounted Louie due to his eyes. His lack of sight just makes me and everyone whom meets him  – love him more.












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2 thoughts on “Louie the Blind Cat and His Cute Moves”

  1. It’s an awesome person that doesn’t choose a kitten they need but chooses a kitten that needs her.You are a great person for not looking past all the love Louie has to give.He is a very handsome guy.

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