Blind dog with a ‘seeing-eye’ cat becomes viral sensation, feline guides him by meowing


A blind dog with a ‘seeing-eye’ cat has become a viral sensation – after his owner revealed that her feline guides him around the house by meowing.

Robin Wagner, originally from New York but now living in Vermont, adopted her German shepherd and Greyhound mix, named Blaze, in April 2019, but was told by the shelter that he was born blind in one eye.

By October 2020, he had lost his ability to see altogether due to an undisclosed illness – but that hasn’t stopped the pup from living life to the fullest.

A blind dog with a ‘seeing-eye’ cat has become a viral sensation – after his owner revealed that her feline guides him around the house by meowing

Robin Wagner, from Vermont, adopted her German shepherd and Greyhound mix, named Blaze, in April 2019, but was told by the shelter that he was born blind in one eye

Robin Wagner, from Vermont, adopted her German shepherd and Greyhound mix, named Blaze, in April 2019, but was told by the shelter that he was born blind in one eye

By October 2020, he had lost his ability to see altogether due to an undisclosed illness – but that hasn’t stopped the pup from living life to the fullest

With the help of Robin's pet cat, Satin, Blaze can still get around, and the two animals' touching friendship has captured the hearts of thousands of people around the world

With the help of Robin’s pet cat, Satin, Blaze can still get around, and the two animals’ touching friendship has captured the hearts of thousands of people around the world

Robin shared a clip of Satin leading Blaze around by letting out small noises to TikTok and it quickly went viral, gaining more than 582,000 views in a matter of days

Robin shared a clip of Satin leading Blaze around by letting out small noises to TikTok and it quickly went viral, gaining more than 582,000 views in a matter of days

Robin shared a clip of Satin leading Blaze around by letting out small noises to TikTok and it quickly went viral, gaining more than 582,000 views in a matter of days

With the help of Robin’s pet cat, Satin, Blaze can still get around, and the animals’ touching friendship has captured the hearts of thousands of people around the world.

Robin explained that the cat would often get 'run over' by the canine, so she became more vocal in an attempt to let him know where she was

Robin explained that the cat would often get ‘run over’ by the canine, so she became more vocal in an attempt to let him know where she was

Robin shared a clip of Satin leading Blaze around by letting out small noises to TikTok and it quickly went viral, gaining more than 582,000 views in a matter of days.

‘Blaze going blind wasn’t just an adjustment for us, our cat Satin had to learn to navigate this challenge too,’ she explained in the video. 

Robin added that the cat would often get ‘run over’ by the canine, so she became more vocal in an attempt to let him know where she was.

‘Over time, we noticed her talking more when he’d walk by, as if saying, “Here I am!”‘ she revealed.

‘When Blaze would jump on the bed, she used to run out of the bedroom out of fear of getting stepped on. 

‘Now, she gives a little meow to let him know where she is. As you can see, their relationship has only grown stronger.’

'Over time, we noticed her talking more when he'd walk by, as if saying, "Here I am!"' Robin revealed

‘Over time, we noticed her talking more when he’d walk by, as if saying, “Here I am!”‘ Robin revealed

Robin told South West News Service that the cat soon started using her voice to help prevent Blaze from running into walls or furniture

Robin told South West News Service that the cat soon started using her voice to help prevent Blaze from running into walls or furniture

Robin told South West News Service that the cat soon started using her voice to help prevent Blaze from running into walls or furniture

'Every time he’d be walking towards her, she would meow, and he would stop and redirect himself,' she said

‘Every time he’d be walking towards her, she would meow, and he would stop and redirect himself,’ she said 

At first, Robin told South West News Service that Blaze struggled to come to terms with losing his ability to see, and developed a lot of 'social anxiety'

At first, Robin told South West News Service that Blaze struggled to come to terms with losing his ability to see, and developed a lot of ‘social anxiety’ 

Robin told South West News Service that the cat soon started using her voice to help prevent Blaze from running into walls or furniture.

‘Every time he’d be walking towards her, she would meow, and he would stop and redirect himself,’ she said.

In another TikTok video, Robin recalled finding a picture of Blaze on the website Pet Finder and ‘knowing right away that he needed to be hers.’

‘He was born blind in his right eye, and needed corrective surgery in his left to preserve vision and prevent glaucoma,’ she continued.

‘Long story short, surgery didn’t work and Blaze became fully blind in October of 2020.’

Now, she explained on TikTok that he’s as happy as could be, especially with the help of his pal Satin

'He can do anything a normal dog can do, and he even goes on weekly pack walks and is learning how to make friends,' Robin added

'He can do anything a normal dog can do, and he even goes on weekly pack walks and is learning how to make friends,' Robin added

‘He can do anything a normal dog can do, and he even goes on weekly pack walks and is learning how to make friends,’ Robin added

As for Satin, who Robin admitted 'isn't the most affection and cuddliest of cats' with humans, her bond with Blaze is as strong as could be

As for Satin, who Robin admitted ‘isn’t the most affection and cuddliest of cats’ with humans, her bond with Blaze is as strong as could be

At first, Robin told South West News Service that Blaze struggled to come to terms with losing his ability to see, and developed a lot of ‘social anxiety.’

She said he became ‘very anxious and reactive,’ but working with ‘trainers helped him gain his confidence back.’

Now, she explained on TikTok that he’s as happy as could be, especially with the help of his pal Satin. 

‘He can do anything a normal dog can do, and he even goes on weekly pack walks and is learning how to make friends,’ she added.

As for Satin, who Robin admitted ‘isn’t the most affection and cuddliest of cats’ with humans, her bond with Blaze is as strong as could be.

‘She for sure tells Blaze she loves him, and it’s the most beautiful thing to see,’ she told SWNS. 

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