George the Cat Is Blind, Deaf and Devilishly Handsome


Look, George the cat is so fluffin’ handsome that he doesn’t need to see his reflection to know how good-looking he is. George’s handsomeness transcends vision — it’s more like an experience.

Not only is George blind and handsome, he’s deaf. But whatever, because he’s a cat and he still has his whiskers and his nose and those amazing extra cat senses that allow felines to be magical.

Despite being blind and deaf, George is a lover of the sensual life, and lists camping, sniffing the outside air, and writing poetry among his favorite activities — along with being outrageously handsome. Naturally.

But George wasn’t always blind and deaf, and there was a brief period when he was less-than-handsome. He was born a happy, healthy kitten, but came down with an infection from a fungus called cryptococcus. The infection ravaged George’s body, leaving the orange kitty too weak to move or eat. He had to be fed via a tube, and his human friend took him to Cape Cod, hoping the salty air would do something for his health. He was outfitted with a little tent so he could recover in peace and quiet (hence his fondness for camping).

And recover he did, although he faces a lifetime of antifungal medication to keep the infection at bay. That doesn’t seem to bother George — all that matters to him now is the pleasure of being healthy, even if he does need a little help doing so.

Follow George on Facebook, where I got all these awesome photos of him.

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About Liz Acosta: Catster’s former Cuteness Correspondent, Liz still manages the site’s daily “Awws,” only now she also wrangles Catster’s social media. That’s why she wants you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and — her personal favorite — Instagram. See ya there!

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