Friday, May 4, 2018

Three Blind Kitties

You've heard of the three blind mice. But honestly, that song is a little annoying, and if we're being honest, kind of creepy.

Around here, we're far more partial to the three blind kitties.*

Is this what the kids call #squadgoals?

What, you haven't heard of the three blind kitties? That's a shame. Let us clue you in.**

You're about to be very, very impressed.

First, there's Potato Salad. Potato Salad is featured with Corn Chip, and honestly, it's pretty hard to tell which is which in this photo. Potato Salad is what's called a "sun kitten," which is a term we absolutely just made up. It refers to a kitten that derives its energy by laying in the sun, and then unleashes it all on whatever toy (or piece of furniture) is closest. Because kittens.

I don't know what they're talking about. I'm a complete angel.
 Next is the aforementioned Corn Chip. We're inclined to think that Corn Chip is the one giving himself a mini spa day, but again, we could be wrong. Corn Chip is the most outgoing of the bunch - he purrs, he plays, the crowd goes wild. 

Last but not least is Salsa, who just hours before this writing found herself a new home. 

Thanks for thinking of me anyway.
These guys, while clearly adorable, have some pretty obvious physical differences. They were born with smaller eyes than normal. And there are a couple reasons why we think that's awesome:

1) Being different is cool. No one looks at Beyonce and thinks, "I love her because she's exactly the same as every other artist out there." Come on. They love her because she's one of a kind - and the three blind kittens are pretty close to one of a kind.
Did you just compare us to Beyonce? I'll take it.

2) Animals that look different make for internet GOLD. Your plain brown tabby just ain't cuttin' it on Instagram anymore (sorry). But have you ever heard of a dog named Tuna? Of course you have. Because he's unique. 
I would love my own Instagram. In fact, I demand it.

3) Because watching an animal overcome some kind of challenge is really, really cool. And super rewarding. Blind cats that can zigzag their way through your house no problem, paralyzed animals that figure out how to run in their own special way. It's awesome, and a little bananas. 

We agree. Obviously.

So there you go. Animals with differences, both physical and otherwise, are the bees knees (do people still use that expression? Yeesh, we're getting old). If you're a cat-loving type, Potato Salad and Corn Chip are still here, but probably not for long. Because they're awesome, and people who adopt blind cats are awesome, and you should be one of them.

 But if you're still unsure about adopting a blind cat, try Brett.


He comes with his own seeing-eye cat, Daisy. No, we're not joking. Yes, it's adorable.

 Let's squish both our heads together and then we can see together.

Convinced? Come by and meet these guys for yourself. And if you're still thinking you'd like a regular, non-Instagrammable cat with full sight, we have those too. And don't forget - cats over 6 months are only $20 at our Milpitas ACC through Sunday!

 *They're not actually totally blind. According to our vets, they can see some shapes and light changes and stuff. But still, maybe don't move the furniture around too often?
**Spoiler alert - we cheated, and added a fourth blind kitty. But who cares. The name stays.


  1. Whoever wrote this is awesome and I adore you AND these beautiful cats .��

  2. It is awesome and so encouraging to see how they eliminate what some may regard as setbacks Tweeted!