Cheer up Brian…
I think we all know who Blind Brian is by now; the old blind cat with barely any teeth who found himself with us one Friday afternoon, scared, confused and very lost.
Brian’s story is a heartwarming one.
Our ranger brought Brian to us after being found wandering the streets of Eltham. Seeing that he was blind and old, yet super friendly, we immediately put a call-out on our Facebook page in hopes of finding his owner. Even though the post was shared over 1000 times and liked by over 700 people, Brian’s owners never came forward, and we never found out his history.
Brian stayed with us during his pound time, and when it was time to assess his progress, we knew there was a new forever home just waiting for the little fella, somewhere, we just needed to find it.
But before we could, Brian needed a ‘makeover’. Our CPS vet microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, flea and worm treated Brian, and gave him some super TLC, which he lapped up. Brian couldn’t get enough of cuddles; he would hold you around your neck and not want to let go. The staff fell in love with him.
We then sent him to All Animal Eye Services, where Dr. Simon Hurn performed major eye surgery to save what little vision Brian had left. Dr. Hurn did an amazing job; he removed the problem eye and treated the remaining eye, which now has partial vision.
Brian even got a special write-up in the Herald Sun in hopes he’d find his forever home, which worked!
Grace saw the article and immediately came to meet Brian and instantly fell in love. We can tell the feeling was mutual, because Brian loved being in her arms, and didn’t want to let go.
So he didn’t. Grace adopted Brian when our vet gave the all-clear for him to go home. So Brian will never have to let go again.
While we’ll miss Brian, we’re all so happy he’s found his forever human and has the second chance at happiness that he so rightly deserves.
All the best Brian, and, as Monty Python says, “always look on the bright side of life”