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Moet the Amazing Blind Furball

by Dr. Emily Shotter
(Muscat, Oman)

I love boxes!

I love boxes!

I love boxes!
Posing!
I love bags, too!
My favorite toy.

I was brought into a country called Oman from my birthplace, but I’m not sure where that was. I was taken to this place called the ‘pet shop’ and all the other fluffy kittens there said it was horrible, but I’d soon be out of there.


One by one my companions left, but one of them had given me cat flu and I wasn’t well so nobody really wanted me. The mean people at the pet shop didn’t care; I was often left without food and water, a dirty cage, no bed to lie on, no toys. Nothing.

I was so miserable, and then I just got sicker and sicker. Eventually the bright colors and things I saw started to go fuzzy and one day I woke up and there were only shadows and light. It wasn’t too much after that I could see only darkness. My world was miserable and I just lay down to find eternal sleep.

It was suddenly and abruptly that the cage was opened and a lady’s hand reached in for me. Loud voices, insistence and a lot of scuffling and I was put into a carry-box. I was so weak by this time I didn’t move a muscle. I just lay there thinking that perhaps this was the rainbow bridge that everybody had spoken of.

I felt the cold of a metal table, kind voices, the sting of an injection and then a soft bed. I couldn’t eat, so I slept . . . waiting and waiting for the kindness to take me to the bridge. But it didn’t come, and instead, after one more slight sting, I drifted off.

When I woke up I knew something was different about my eyes; they didn’t hurt so much anymore, but they were sore. The nice voices said I had “stitches” and so I had to wear this horrible plastic collar. But I didn’t mind, because oddly, I felt like I could stand up on my own now and just felt a lot better.

The kind voices came and went. I was given the most delicious food I had ever eaten and I always had a soft bed to lie on. Maybe I was over the rainbow bridge??

No, this was real!

I didn’t much like the daily stings, but the nice voices said they would make me feel better and that one day maybe I would have a home of my own.

A home?! Really??

But I also heard the whispers
and something about it being difficult to find a ‘good’ home for a blind cat. I wasn’t too sure what that meant, but I was happy and purred loudly at the kind voices and strokes that came my way. In fact, they said I was one of the happiest kitties they’d ever met. I didn’t know why, but that made me even happier.

Six days after my ‘surgery’ this lady appeared from nowhere. She also spoke to me in a very kind voice and stroked my cheek. I rolled over for the next stage – the belly rub. She cooed and ahhh-ed and said, “Yes, I’ll take her.”

It was two days later, after they removed my “stitches” and wearing annoying collar, that I was again put into a carrier and taken to a new place. I knew there was another cat there because I could smell her, but the lady didn’t let her get me and we had our own separate areas for about for days.

I loved my new place. I had strokes and cuddles every day, great food, lots of different beds and so many toys I kept forgetting which one was my favorite. I also learned that if I lost a toy, my human would go and retrieve it if I let out the merest squeak (which is all I do by the way, I’m not into shouting loudly).

It’s now been one year since I’ve been in my “forever home”. My mum is just the best and loves me lots (I think maybe I’m her favorite, which annoys my two fur-sisters – one of whom came after me – Mum rescued her from a tiny birdcage in a horrible local market!).

We are a happy family, but sometimes I have to tease Luna to play with me. I like to play a lot. Sometimes Mum says I never sit still, but I do. I like sleeping, too, because there are so many nice places to curl up – my mum’s bed, three cat trees (one of which is like a real tree) and two comfy sofas. My mum also has a nice balcony, which she says she made ‘safe’ by enclosing it. We are allowed to go out whenever we like!

I know I’m home. I know I’m loved. I am lucky to have my mum and fur-sisters.

I am so happy.

Updates!


January 21, 2016


Moet just launched his new website. I love it and you will, too! Click here ==> MoetBlindCat.com


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Dec 03, 2015
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Moet
by: Louise

Love Moet. You are a beautiful little cat girl and I am glad you have a human and fur friends to care for you. May the Spirit always watch over and your family.

Nov 05, 2015
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Happy for Moet!
by: PepitaAnonymous

Awww!! Moet, sorry you had to suffer so much. Thank you for sharing your story. I am very happy that you found your forever loving home. Also, that you have a Mum that loves you very much and sisters to play with. You are beautiful Moet!!

Oct 23, 2015
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Update
by: Cat McMahon

I just received a nice email from a couple of Moet's fans, Lady Judith and Snowy. They shared an important message with me via email and now I'm sharing it with you!

"Hi, I'm Sir Snowy,The Italian Cats-A-Nova's mom. Sir Snowy is dedicated to helping kitties,kids & adults dreamin' of a better life become a reality.

Moet, the blind cat is going to be a Calendar Kitty pin-up for our Sir Snowy Projects 2016 Calendar to raise funds for our projects. Here is a link to who Sir Snowy is in his own words: Sir Snowy's Dream http://bit.ly/1CHVrgl

Also, we just released a video, which will be live midnight Italian time, where people from over 14 countries sing with Snowy to help kitties in need.

The links will be live on Vimeo: http://bit.ly/1W72V9G and You Tube: https://youtu.be/5Zz66GlcOLY I hope Sir Snowy brings a smile to your face.

. . . I'll not quit until Sir Snowy's dream is realised. Sir Snowy Cat Sanctuary, Sir Snowy Pet Therapy Center for Children Adults with special needs,Caffè Mici Amici, and Adopt-A-Kitty-At-A-Distance.

Enjoy the videos.

Best regards,

Lady Judith and Sir Snowy"

Sep 28, 2015
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Heartwarming
by: Muggles Billone

Moet, that is the most amazing story. I am so glad you were rescued by someone so wonderful and caring.You are a beautiful kitty and a great friend. xoxox

Sep 19, 2015
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Amazing Moet
by: PickklesBottom

Thank you so much for sharing Moet's story. She is an amazing, beautiful, courageous ball of fluff! Thank you to her mum for rescuing Moet and sharing her on Twitter. I love to see her telling us a bit more of herself everyday. Moet is an Amazing Furball. Love and hugs from your twitter friend, Pickles

Sep 10, 2015
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Wonderful!
by: LynxSiamese

I didn't know the story until now; so touching. 😿🐱💕

Sep 07, 2015
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Such a sweet fur girly!
by: Chuy & Leo

Moet, you are the sweetest girl! We are big fans of yours on Twitter!

Thank goodness for the wonderful, kind humans who rescued you and made you well and thank the Lord for your momma who gave you a furever home.

There are some wonderful folks on this planet!

Sep 02, 2015
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You iz awezome!!
by: Grady and Brady

Hiya Moet!! Dis iz yur 2 tweeterz palz. We juzt wantz to let u knowz dat u iz a pawsome pal and u got pawsome hooman. We luvz ya. And u iz soooo cute . 😻😻

Aug 10, 2015
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Heart warming
by: Alan Davis

Such a lovely article, proves there are some really great people in the world. Sadly it does show that in some countries, animal welfare is in need of a great deal of improvement. We all must keep up the pressure to make the world a better place for all animals.

Jul 30, 2015
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Braveheart
by: Anonymous

Awesome story! You are very brave unique cat.

Jul 05, 2015
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I love her!
by: @branleonhardt

I follow her on twitter as part of such as awesome cat community! She makes me smile and laugh as you post her daily antics and with having 7 rescues myself (one being special needs) I am so thankful for people like you! Thank you for giving that precious girl the life she deserved!

Jun 25, 2015
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Thank you
by: Everycat

Thank you for telling Moet's story, I have seen Moet on Twitter.

Moet landed firmly on all four paws when her Mum found her in that awful pet shop.

Cats with special needs are just the best

Luff
Mungo & Jet of Everycat

Jun 22, 2015
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So Beautiful
by: Anonymous

She's just beautiful. I'm sorry to hear she got such a rough start in life, but I'm glad to hear she is so resilient. Cats are amazing that way. Thank you for adopting her.

Jun 22, 2015
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What a love!
by: katmixer

Thank you, Cat McMahon, for sharing Moet's story. Having nursed our rescue kitten 'Wilbur' (He's some cat) back to health following a mauling by a wild animal that killed his siblings, we KNOW that these survivors are exceptional!

Jun 22, 2015
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Moët's story
by: Emily

Thank you - not only for telling her story, but also for your lovely comments. She is a really amazing girl. While the exact details before I got her are not known 100%, they are the best we can extrapolate from her rescuer and the local vets who saved her life for no charge at all.

All of my rescue girls are a joy, but she's the special sparky light of my life. Full of character and life. I love her dearly.

Jun 22, 2015
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What a Love!
by: Cat McMahon

Dear Dr. Emily,

Tears were streaming down my face as I read about Moet’s tragedy; she’s such an overcomer! How blessed she is to have you in her life. What a love she is! I just want to scoop her up and embrace her. I’m privileged to feature Moet’s special story. Please keep us all up-to-date about her. In the meantime, I will keep in touch through Twitter (visitors can keep in touch on Twitter, too: @MoetBlindCat).

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