Photo Comments Age: 13 Years Sex: Male Weight: 15 lbs.
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Leave a treat for Scottie
ScottCat, Fleshy! (from the Monty cartoons), Little Dude, Scotters
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February 2nd 2002
Chicken treats, rolling with abandon in the sun, listening for and catching flying bugs, hearing us talk to him, having mom carry him around like the king that he is.
Running out of treats, finding out his favorite nap spots have been taken, other cats bothering him, not being allowed to stay outside all night
Anything, really. He'll attack anything you wiggle in front of him. Loves his catnip snake and mouse.
Favorite Nap Spot:
On the down comforter, snuggled next to Mom or on the porch in the shade.
Chicken treats!! Must be chicken, must be crunchy!
Seeing without eyeballs! Even though he's blind, he's caught a pigeon (we released it).
indoors and outdoors
We adopted Scottie from a local rescue group. He was found in a bulldozed field with his brother and mom. He was born without eye balls, his brother had 1 eye and his mom was normal. The rescue group would take him to the local pet shop for Adoption Days but no one would adopt him. Many people said the rescue group should just put him to sleep.
So one day, I'm in the pet store buying cat food during one of their Adoption Days and I see him all alone in his cage (his brother was adopted the week before), wanting attention so I asked to hold him. When I took him out of the cage, he immediately looked up at the overhead lights. He'd be our third blind cat, and his ability to "see" the lights was intriguing. The gal that rescued him said they didn't want to sew his eyes shut since he could obviously see something and didn't want to deprive him of that tiny bit of sight. But other than his lack of eyes, he seemed like a normal, friendly, rambunctious kitten. I fell in love with him and his pointy nose. When we got him home, he was a little freaky to look at at first, but we don't notice anymore. He's just like any of our cats, except that he bumps into things occasionally. He's very affectionate, talkative and cuddly. We love him to bits.
Eventho' Scottie doesn't have eyes, I swear he can "see" in other ways. We installed the Cat Fence-In system in the backyard so he runs around the lawn and jumps over any cat laying around at full speed. He won't come near us if we're wearing black or wearing a hat. We suspect he might see shadows with a nub of an optic nerve?? Not sure. As long as we don't move things around, he maneuvers around chair legs, couches, etc. with no problem at all. We think he might also "see" by the difference in temperature in things or how sound bounces off things. Amazing to watch.
On occasion, he has freaked me out, tho'. He'll be stretched out on the floor when suddenly he jumps up and starts hissing at something he thinks is in corner of the ceiling. eeeek!!! No more tv ghost shows for me!
Scottie is a snuggler and certified lap cat. He waits on the bed patiently while I get ready for bed then curls up next to my feet after kneading bread for 10 minutes. Same routine every night. He must be comforted by being next to us.
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Hand over the treats...I can smell them!
The Groups I'm In:
6 or more kitties, Blind babies, Blind Dogs & Cats, Brilliant Orange Cats Unite, Friends of the Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Keep Austin Whiskered, Knittin' Kittens, Love 'em? Fix 'em., One Eyed Kittys, Royal Canin® Felines, Soft on Cats. Hard on Fleas., Special kitties, We're One-derful!
His original name was Butterscotch but that just didn't fit so the gal that rescued him renamed him Scottie.
I've Been On Catster Since:
|September 23rd 2005
||More than 9 years!
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