Animals with special needs require a ton of time, attention, and patience.
They deserve every ounce of care and affection they can get, of course, but it takes a special kind of person to deliver that very unique brand of TLC.
And it takes an even more caring and flexible individual to roll with the punches…
For example, let’s say you think you know all about an adopted animal’s disabilities, and you’re perfectly prepared to handle it.
But then you get the animal home and you realize that in fact, there are even more difficult hurdles to clear!
That’s what happened to a man named Zeyad K., who was kindhearted enough to take in a tiny weeks-old kitten he found abandoned on the staircase of his apartment building.
At first, he didn’t realize the poor creature was actually blind; he thought the kitten, who he named Votchy, just had an eye infection and it would clear up.
But sadly, it didn’t. As he told Love Meow:
“I opened her eye sockets to check, but there was nothing inside.
That’s when I knew that she was completely blind.“
But that wasn’t enough to deter Zeyad; he stayed by her side and continued to care for the furry disabled young’un.
The kitten began to grow and her caring owner kept a close eye on her; after all, Votchy needed him to be her eyes! But Zeyad soon found that that wasn’t all she needed…
“She didn’t seem to be startled by any loud, jarring noise even though my other cat would immediately start running away if I started the vacuum or blender,” Zeyad said.
“She gets startled super easily if someone touches her even slightly.
When I snapped my fingers really loudly right next to her ears, she would not even flinch or react in the slightest.”
Yes, sadly, poor Votchy was also deaf as well as blind!
But again, Zeyad wasn’t about to give up on the little tyke. If anything, it just reinforced his resolve and he swears he’ll never leave Votchy’s side.
“It was one of my better decisions in life,” he said.
“Now she’s living her life just like any other cat, and absolutely loves to be petted.“
Isn’t this the kind of love and happiness every animal should enjoy?
Unfortunately, not all animals are so lucky but at least little Votchy is among the wonderfully blessed!