Entirely blind cat walks on top of a garden wall and navigates obstacles
|Entirely blind cat walks on top of a garden wall and navigates obstacles|
Testament to the enormous abilities of the domestic cat. You can see that he is blind by the very cautious way he drops down to the brink wall. And he bumps his nose into a raised section (wooden pole) but just carries on as if nothing happened. He also 'looks around' as if he has sight. But alas not. I love these impressive cats.
How do they do it? Well firstly, he knows this wall very well. Perhaps he went blind and before he did so he walked along this wall. He can remember those days. Secondly, he can use his sense of touch and smell to help them. And thirdly his whiskers can help guide him because they are very sensitive and can detect air currents around objects. And of course, he has excellent hearing as well. In short, he calls upon all his other senses to guide him. And once he learns where things are, with perhaps a few accidents on that learning journey, he can then use the same route time and time again and give the appearance that he has his sight.