Disability is seeing things as half empty. It is better to see things as half full as Honey Bee does instinctively. In fact she doesn’t even think about her disability at all. I believe that this is a lesson for many humans. Cats do teach us lessons if we are open to them.
Honey Bee is an amazing blind, rescued cat from Animals Fiji. Her caretakers brought her back from Fiji to Seattle, USA.
The video is of her on a hike near Mason Lake in the mountains outside Seattle. When she becomes tired she is carried.
Her caretakers want to give her the best in sensory experiences. This is admirable.
Honey Bee is totally eyeless. She senses dangerous parts of the route she is on: “a sense for drop-offs most of the time”. Her caretakers are careful with her near the edges of hikes. She walks cautiously when she thinks she has to.
Around the house and outdoors, she occasionally has small, one to two foot, falls, but it seems she accepts falling down as just a part of her life. She regains her balance and keeps going! The word “adaptability” comes to mind. Cats are very good at that.