Animal Photos Index
53. Cat helps blind dog
52. Elephant Sanct
May 2008. I came across the story of Cashew and Libby on our Orange
County Guide Dogs of America website. It�s the story about Cashew a
14 year old yellow lab who is blind and deaf. You may be wondering
how does Cashew get around? Cashew�s best friend is a cat named
Libby who acts as Cashew�s Seeing Eye Cat and helps Cashew avoid
obstacles and leads her to her food.
Here�s the full article on Cashew and Libby:
An Eye On You
Cashew, the 14-year-old lab is blind and deaf. Her best friend is
7-year-old Libby, her seeing-eye cat. Libby steers Cashew away from
obstacles and leads her to food. Every night she sleeps next to her.
The only time they are apart is when Cashew goes for a walk. Without
this cat, Cashew would be lost and very, very lonely. Amazing but
true: this is one animal that knows what needs to be done and does
it day in and day out for her friend. - - Terry Burns
That�s an absolutely amazing story. I�m currently raising Stetson to
be a Seeing Eye Dog for Guide Dogs of America. He will be trained
and hopefully someday become a full fledged guide dog. However, this
cat has taken it upon herself to step into the role of Seeing Eye
Cat. So, I guess it�s true that some animals choose to and enjoy
working as assistance animals. Libby proves it by helping her friend
Cashew day in and day out.
What do you think? Do you know of any other incredible stories like
this one? Do you know of another seeing eye cat? If so let me know
in the comments area�or send me an email and I�ll post it in my blog.