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Meet Stevie, My Blind Rescued Cat Who Loves To Go Hiking
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Meet Stevie, My Blind Rescued Cat Who Loves To Go Hiking

Stevie is a blind cat I adopted four years ago from a local animal shelter in Cork, Ireland. She’s a natural explorer and loves to accompany me on hiking trails in the beautiful Irish countryside and the surrounding mountains. When we go hiking together, my adorable cat usually prefers to explore all by herself and follows my sounds. She also walks alongside me on a leash or balances on my shoulders with ease!

Life has been pretty busy lately – I’ve recently become a father of two, and my fiancee and I are also saving up to buy our first house. But our family pet continues to be a very important part of my life as she’s always been – we’re best friends!

Currently, we’re planning a big hike in March 2016 where we’ll tackle Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoohil to raise money for animal welfare in Ireland. This cute cat has always been an inspiration for me and continues to be with her courage, tenacity, and her great love of life!

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Meet my cat Stevie, who is an expert mountaineer!

Stevie is a blind rescued cat I adopted 4 years ago from a local shelter in Cork, Ireland

She’s a natural explorer and loves to accompany me on hikes in the beautiful Irish countryside

Since she’s blind, Stevie navigates with a combination of her senses

Her sense of smell is extremely sharp

She keeps low to the ground so her whiskers can detect her immediate surroundings

She uses her paws to judge distances to make sure she doesn’t fall off ledges

Stevie usually prefers to explore all by herself and follows my sounds

Currently, we’re planning a big hike in March 2016 to raise money for animal welfare in Ireland

Stevie has always been an inspiration for me and continues to be with her courage, tenacity and her great love of life

She is a very important part of my life – we’re inseparable!

And that’s me with her

I also made a video about her

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AnnaSalerno
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful cat and owner. This is one of my all time favorite stories on Bored Panda. God bless both of you and I hope Stevie raises lots of money for the animals in Ireland! God willing Stevie will have a long and loving life with her loving owner!

JasmeenNalin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stevie is a special cat . I had a blind cat too when I was young and she meant a lot to me.

BryanRoberts
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One thing is for sure, Stevie May be blind but she can see the love you have for her, everyone can!

KickChick
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's just the best! Hugs to Stevie! And her family too!

UrsalaTariq
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful and heart touching story..God bless both and wishing all the best for coming adventures. Love

BerryFeng
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks Stevie! I got your message and hope you continue your loving life and have more fascinating adventures!

BrutalSun
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awww! You two are awesome. What a brave kitty, and what a wonderful dad she has.

AlbertvanderHoek
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing , she is so lucky with you. Hope your hike in March helps with the funds.

Lon Titus
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It takes a special person to find a special cat.

Darren Kyle
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing mate. With so much to depress us in the world it really does lift the spirits to see people like you and animals like Stevie :)

Jovy Jergens
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such an inspiration to all of us with a handicap!! Thank you.

Julie
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a lovely pair! I'm so glad that she found someone who loves her and she has a forever home!

ShirazQaddoumi
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lol when she's sticking her tongue out! It cracks me up when my cat does that! Love this. Also..... my goodness that guy is handsome.

EllenEmpson
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i just love this. Inspiring and sweet!!!

LarsKristiansen
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! You are both inspirational:) Great video! What kind of camera have you used to film this? The quality is great. Do you have instagram?

YikaRiley-Smith
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was amazed that she could judge height and go down stairs with ease. God bless you.

SusannaVesna
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing story and great companions! Wishing Stevie, u and ur family all the best!

ElenaShifflette
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful story. I also have a blind cat who inspires me every day with her sweet, intrepid spirit. Keep us posted on your fundraising.

ROCOCO
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I rescued a dog with an eye blinded

MichelleTemple
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does she have an Instagram page?

Zeal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her spirits have droved me

EmmaLecadre
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she seems to have a happy life! all people should let animals have their chances to surprise us :)

KarenConway
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stevie is almost the exact same colouring and markings as my cat Rosie. Twins a world apart.

Ruocha
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fact that you allow Stevie to explore by herself is the utmost respect for Stevie. So lucky she has you!

LeannaPeiffer
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice positive story. Very inspirational

TorrellesBcn
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a nice relationship of love and dependence

SunniLe
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How adorable what a cute kittie! Stevie enjoy life!!

Zeal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what a beautiful cat Stevie is.I am so sorry to hear that Stevie is blind.But I think her spirits has drovedt

AnnaSalerno
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful cat and owner. This is one of my all time favorite stories on Bored Panda. God bless both of you and I hope Stevie raises lots of money for the animals in Ireland! God willing Stevie will have a long and loving life with her loving owner!

JasmeenNalin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stevie is a special cat . I had a blind cat too when I was young and she meant a lot to me.

BryanRoberts
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One thing is for sure, Stevie May be blind but she can see the love you have for her, everyone can!

KickChick
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's just the best! Hugs to Stevie! And her family too!

UrsalaTariq
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful and heart touching story..God bless both and wishing all the best for coming adventures. Love

BerryFeng
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks Stevie! I got your message and hope you continue your loving life and have more fascinating adventures!

BrutalSun
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awww! You two are awesome. What a brave kitty, and what a wonderful dad she has.

AlbertvanderHoek
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing , she is so lucky with you. Hope your hike in March helps with the funds.

Lon Titus
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It takes a special person to find a special cat.

Darren Kyle
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing mate. With so much to depress us in the world it really does lift the spirits to see people like you and animals like Stevie :)

Jovy Jergens
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such an inspiration to all of us with a handicap!! Thank you.

Julie
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a lovely pair! I'm so glad that she found someone who loves her and she has a forever home!

ShirazQaddoumi
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lol when she's sticking her tongue out! It cracks me up when my cat does that! Love this. Also..... my goodness that guy is handsome.

EllenEmpson
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i just love this. Inspiring and sweet!!!

LarsKristiansen
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! You are both inspirational:) Great video! What kind of camera have you used to film this? The quality is great. Do you have instagram?

YikaRiley-Smith
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was amazed that she could judge height and go down stairs with ease. God bless you.

SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing story and great companions! Wishing Stevie, u and ur family all the best!

ElenaShifflette
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful story. I also have a blind cat who inspires me every day with her sweet, intrepid spirit. Keep us posted on your fundraising.

ROCOCO
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I rescued a dog with an eye blinded

MichelleTemple
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does she have an Instagram page?

Zeal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her spirits have droved me

EmmaLecadre
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she seems to have a happy life! all people should let animals have their chances to surprise us :)

KarenConway
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stevie is almost the exact same colouring and markings as my cat Rosie. Twins a world apart.

Ruocha
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fact that you allow Stevie to explore by herself is the utmost respect for Stevie. So lucky she has you!

LeannaPeiffer
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice positive story. Very inspirational

TorrellesBcn
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a nice relationship of love and dependence

SunniLe
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How adorable what a cute kittie! Stevie enjoy life!!

Zeal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what a beautiful cat Stevie is.I am so sorry to hear that Stevie is blind.But I think her spirits has drovedt

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