Well, even though a vet and a cat eye specialist both told us that Cognac would probably never see again... Oh, and the fact that they both pretty much ruled out head trauma... Cognac is getting some of his vision back gradually. I don't know how good he can see right now, but he's carrying himself differently. And he's jumping on surfaces again. And he's back to chasing Bella. I always thought it was a tad strange that he went completely blind just a few days after a stray cat was terrorizing him from outside. I believe Cognac tried to charge our deck door to claim dominance. (If you read my last post, you would have read that the stray cat was charging our deck door from outside trying to get our cats inside. The vet thought that it was a little far fetched that Cognac would try to do the same thing. Well, the stray cat was doing it to provoke our indoor kitties... It's possible Cognac did the same thing to provoke it. Just sayin'. I'm not talking badly about the vet or specialist, either. They are great at what they do.)
I was so brokenhearted about the whole topic. Brian and I moved to a wonderful house in the country. We chose this house for the gigantic living room windows and the quiet surroundings. We're on 6 acres in the country. That's partly why I was so emotional. Cognac had only gotten to enjoy the beauty of living here for a mere three weeks before going completely blind.
I'm off sick today. I pulled something in my knee. While sitting around the house I noticed that Cognac was acting different; happy. He has been depressed since going blind. But today he was walking around with a puffy tail (which, for him means he's happy and excited.) I had a few tears of joy. I kept saying, "Oh my God, I can't believe this." I don't think his vision is back to 100% yet because I couldn't get him to follow the laser pointer... But I can get him to come to my hand without making any noises with it. Also, he RAN upstairs. He hasn't done that since before going blind. I'm so happy right now.
As I'm sitting here typing this, Cogsy is sitting on the window sill looking outside. I don't know what he sees yet, but I know he's happy.
As for the stray cat, I haven't seen him in 8 days. And I'm glad. Not that I wish harm on him, I just don't need him here hurting my kitties. I don't know if he was on our deck so much because the people before us fed him. I hope he's happy elsewhere.
This is our house:
We get a lot of visitors:
This gelatinous guy was on our deck chairs. His body was giggly like jello.
(A Luna Moth)
It's looking like Cognac has his life back.
I'll keep everyone updated.
- Amy Faith
- I live on 6 deeply wooded acres in the boonies of Middleville, MI. I'm married to an amazing man, Brian. He's pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm a big animal lover. I have 5 cats; Bella (6), Cognac (3), Georgia (3), Maggie (2), & Auggie (8-9mos.) We recently lost our kittens, Aesop & Amelia, to a battle with Feline Leukemia. I feel the need to mention them. They were amazing beings that showed unconditional love like no other cats I've had. I also have Cheech (9) that I'm fostering. We have two puppies; Charlie & Henry. Having a blast! I'm a dabbler in photography, photo shop, & crafts. I'm kind of a bookworm/nerd/geek. Yes, I have read the Twilight Series. No, I'm not obsessed. I love Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, C.S. Lewis, and L. Frank Baum - among others, obviously.