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The Washington Animal Rescue League takes in animals who have nowhere else to go and makes a 100 percent commitment to their care once they get here. Brynn was one such animal.
Brynn’s former people surrendered her and four other cats because they had no income and had been living in a house without heat or electricity for months. When the February blizzards hit, they decided that they had to find the cats a better situation. They brought them here, and soon thereafter, we discovered that Brynn was blind.
It’s hard enough to find homes for adult cats like Brynn, let alone blind adult cats, though Brynn did not seem too put out by her handicap. We moved her to the adoption area and hoped for the best.
Not long after that, Brynn met Linda, a new volunteer who had once had another blind cat. In Linda’s words, “I immediately fell in love with Brynn and pretty much decided that she had to come home with me.”
Although Brynn hated the trip to Linda’s house in the carrier, once there she settled in quickly. Linda carried her around and showed her where to find food, the litterbox, and the pet steps that Linda installed so that Brynn could climb into bed with her. Brynn discovered the toys all by herself. She wrestles with a yoga mat and her balls.
Perhaps because she is blind and relies on her other senses, Brynn likes to be touching Linda. Brynn weaves in and out of Linda’s legs when she is washing dishes or brushing her teeth and she sleeps up against Linda (or with at least one paw on her) at night. Linda says that Brynn sometimes makes her laugh out loud at night, “listening to her purr up a storm.”
Linda’s final assessment is that “Brynn is adorable and others have missed out on having a sweetheart pet just because she is blind, which is not a problem at all.”