Satin is a seeing eye cat for Blaze the blind dog


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There are guide dogs for blind folks but what about guide cats for blind dogs?

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Blaze, a German Shepherd mix, was adopted in 2019 but owner Robin Wagner found out later the dog was blind in one eye and had lens issues in the other reports PEOPLE.

Enter Satin, the cat, who was already living in Wagner’s home in Burlington, Vermont, and welcomed Blaze even though the dog often stopped on her due to his sight problems.

By Oct. 2020, Blaze had completely lost his vision with his right eye removed several months later to stop an infection.

“Blaze going blind caused a huge regression in his social anxiety. He became very anxious and reactive,” Wagner told British news agency SWNS.

“We had to do a lot of work with trainers to help him gain his confidence back.”

But it was Satin who really stepped up to help Blaze like when both animals hung out on the bed.

“When Blaze would jump up, Satin would go barreling out of the room before he stomped on her,” said Wagner.

“But over time, we noticed Satin staying in her spot and giving Blaze a nice loud meow.”

Then Satin started to use uses her meows and chirps like sonar, to help stop the 80-pound dog from crashing into her and any furniture.

“Every time he’d be walking towards her, she would meow. She would meow, and he would stop and redirect himself,” Wagner said.



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