Abandoned by their mother, Rudy and his littermates were rescued by a local shelter while suffering from severe nasal and eye infections. Tragically, to save their lives, all the kittens had to undergo the removal of one or both of their eyes. Once Rudy recovered from the surgery, the shelter made him available for adoption. It was during this time that his new family laid eyes on him for the first time. Overwhelmed with emotion, the couple knew instantly that they had to bring Rudy into their lives.
Love at first sight prompted them to adopt Rudy and shower him with cuddles throughout the 5-hour journey to his new home. Upon arrival, they were both filled with excitement and apprehension, wondering how Rudy would adapt to his new surroundings. To their delight, it didn’t take long for Rudy to navigate the house and confidently maneuver up and down the stairs, displaying the agility of a sighted kitty. He even counts the stairs, ensuring he knows precisely where his treats are located.
Rudy thoroughly enjoys playing with his two feline companions, never missing a beat. With heightened senses of smell and hearing, he compensates for his lack of sight, always knowing the whereabouts of other cats and humans. His impeccable timing enables him to pounce at just the right moment, showcasing his expert skills.
Rudy is a people-loving cat who craves proximity to his humans. He takes solace in the sounds they produce, which assist him in locating them. Additionally, he’s a dedicated snuggle bug, eagerly awaiting his dad’s return home from work.
Blindness poses no obstacle for Rudy, as he fearlessly runs, explores the pantry, climbs the cat tree, and effortlessly navigates the furniture. To ensure Rudy’s comfort and confidence in his home, his family maintains consistency by keeping things in the same place.
One of Rudy’s exceptional talents lies in finding his loved ones and playfully pouncing on them, as well as on the other cats. With his remarkable ability to perceive his surroundings, it seems like he possesses the skills of echolocation. Beware when Rudy is around, as he’s bound to catch you by surprise!
Disabled animals like Rudy have an abundance to offer and deeply appreciate the love they receive. They make exceptional pets, and despite requiring some special attention, their worthiness is unquestionable when it comes to showing them affection.
We sincerely hope that you find Rudy as delightful as we do. Without prior knowledge of his blindness, one would never have guessed it. He is an incredibly adorable cat who has been extraordinarily fortunate to be adopted by such an amazing family. Please feel free to share his heartwarming story with your friends.