I’ve noticed Radar is extra fluffy compared to rest of the kittens in his litter. He looks much larger, but actually his weight is in line with the others, so it’s definitely extra fur. My husband said it’s just extra padding for when he bumps into things or falls. 😂 There might be a little truth to that! He’s started being extra inquisitive and exploring larger areas. He jumps onto chairs, tables, and bunk beds. The problem is getting down. He’s learned to use his front paw to feel around before jumping down. He’s had a couple rough tumbles, but he gets up and keeps on going. I’m not sure anything is going to slow this boy down.❤️
I let Radar explore the kids room and somehow he managed to get on the top bunk of the bed. He’s pretty proud of himself! ♥️ How he found his way up and down without being able to see is beyond me! Sometimes I forget he’s blind, but then he will run into a wall while playing or miss a step and fall from his perch and I’m quickly reminded.
Even though I worry about him getting hurt, I’m having to step back and let him figure things out on his own. And for right now, I’m going to let him enjoy this little victory. 🐾♥️
Radar was scheduled to have his eye surgery on January 31, but I have decided to postpone it. I want him to gain some more weight due to the length of time he’ll be put under. For now, it’s daily eye cleaning and antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
He is the most amazing little boy! When he hears my voice, he stops whatever he is doing and turns toward me. A look of pure peace and joy comes over his little face. And my heart just melts into a puddle every single time. People tell me he’s lucky to have me, but in truth I’m the lucky one! ❤️🐾
Radar’s eyes are weeping more and more, so I took him back to the vet to make sure he isn’t getting an infection. Dr. B said Radar needs surgery to permanently close his eyes. He’s a little too young now, so I have it scheduled for January 31.
I love watching him interact with his littermates. He does amazingly well getting around. Sometimes he bumps into walls, but never too hard. He sits up like a bear when I enter the kitten nursery, and turns toward my voice (like a satellite dish). He is already litter trained, and he finds his food and water dishes with ease. Sometimes when I watch him play I forget he’s blind. He’s learning to use, and rely on, his other senses to compensate for his lack of sight. He’s really quite remarkable!
On November 17, Bonnie Blue (we call her Boo) gave birth to a litter of 4 beautiful kittens. A few weeks later all the kittens had opened their eyes, except one. I began to suspect the little kitten didn’t have eyes, and a visit to the vet a few days later confirmed my suspicions.
My husband and I named the little boy Radar, and decided he would stay with us. This is a first for us, and we don’t exactly know what to expect, raising a blind cat. But we do know we love him, and we will figure it out together.