Guide cat gives blind dog better life

Alexandra Pleffer, ninemsn
1:39pm January 2, 2013
January 02, 2013: A vision impaired UK dog has befriended a stray cat who now leads him around his house and garden.

A blind dog in Wales who hardly ever left its basket because it would bump into things now has a new lease on life thanks to a helpful stray cat.

Because of cataracts, eight year-old pup Terfel can only see patches of light and darkness.

But as soon as its owner adopted Pwditat, things changed.

On their first meeting the cat walked up to Terfel in its basket and led it out into the garden.

Pwditat has continued to lead its vision-impaired friend around the home since.

"Pwditat immediately seemed to know that Terfel is blind," Anne Cragg, who cares for the pair now that their owner isn't able to, said.

"She uses her paws to help guide him.

"They are glued to each other and even sleep together now."

Source: Life With Dogs, The Sun

Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving Editor: Nick Pearson

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