Sultan and Quinn, his seeing eye cat

Anyone who has worked in cat rescue knows that many cats bond to another cat, sometimes more than one. They form close friendships to one another that can last for many years if they are allowed to stay together.

They will be seen playing together, sleeping together and grooming each other.

Such is the case with Sultan and Quinn. But their relationship has an extra special facet because Sultan is vision impaired and Quinn looks out for him.

Sultan in the Sun

To what extent Sultan can see, we don’t know since you can’t really give a cat an eye test. His right eye is cloudy and while his left eye is clear, it doesn’t seem as if he can see clearly out of it.

You need to approach him slowly so you don’t startle him, and he tilts his head a bit to get a better sense of you. Once he realizes you are there to pet him, he relaxes and enjoys the pets or brushing – or baby food or treats!

Sultan’s feline friend, Quinn used to hide a lot. Especially under the table, crouching down behind the big pillow beds on the floor. Gradually, he became less afraid and joined Sultan on top of the table by the window. They now spend their days side by side, trying out the various cat beds.

Quinn seems to sense that Sultan has a bit of a disadvantage and he nuzzles him frequently to let him know everything is okay. When anyone goes up to them, both welcome pets and rub each other and the petting hands.

The power of Quinn’s friendship has given Sultan more confidence and courage. He ventures out to both the front and back areas of the yurt to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

And I don’t believe it has been a one way street. Sultan’s friendship and his reliance on Quinn have given Quinn more confidence and courage.

Their friendship is mutually beneficial and we are hoping that they can be adopted together so that they can continue their wonderful friendship.

Do you have room in your home and heart for these two handsome boys, or do you know someone who would love to give them their forever home?

Hugo a Rescue Cat

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