Blind dog gets seeing-eye cat
Terfel was afraid to venture from his bed after losing his eyesight, but a stray cat was willing to lend him a helping paw.
Fri, Jan 04 2013 at 1:27 PM
Terfel and Pwditat. (Photo: Snapshot from video)
When 8-year-old Labrador mix Terfel started losing his eyesight, he was diagnosed with cataracts and began confining himself to his bed to avoid bumping into things.
But then his owner, Judy Godfrey-Brown, let a stray cat into their North Wales home and something amazing happened.
The cat, named Pwditat, approached Terfel and seemed to sense that he couldn’t see. Using her paws, she coaxed him out of his basket and led him out into the garden.
"Pwditat immediately seemed to know that Terfel is blind through some sort of sixth sense that animals have,” said Anne Cragg, a friend who looked after the animals when Godfrey-Brown was in the hospital.
“They’re fantastic friends. They really love each other. They are glued to each other and even sleep together now," she said.
Today, the unlikely pair is virtually inseparable and Pwditat serves as Terfel’s seeing-eye cat, guiding the blind dog around the house and through the garden — and proving that dogs and cats really can be friends.
Check out a video of Terfel and Pwditat below.
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