Oskar, once known as the blind kitten, is now, thankfully, Oskar the blind cat. His humans have cared for him for nearly two years now, adopting him after hearing about a cat born without eyes. But, if Oskar is handicapped, he doesn't know it.
Oskar has developed normally, first by building up a close relationship with his buddy Klaus, who sees perfectly fine. Well good enough, anyway, to spot a friend, and the two have become inseparable.
As seen in his latest video, published to YouTube on Jan. 15, Oskar's humans don't believe in coddling, raising him as they would any other beloved pet.
They've posted a number of 'first' videos, including a clip of Oskar learning to play with his toys and another showing him playfully begging for his snack treats. It's all adorable. But it gets even better.
It didn't take long for Oskar's lucky owners to realize that their pet would be special even if he hadn't been born blind. Why?
He's a "fetcher."
A fetcher is the rare cat who indulges in chasing down something thrown. The key is returning the object, and laying it at the master's feet, if you will.
Owners of fetchers share a unique joy in the care and loving of feline pets. It's like having a dog and a cat, all rolled up into one. Does it get any better than that?
Check out Oskar's progress so far by clicking on his latest, perhaps most inspiring video to date. How does he do it?
What's next for this most remarkable of cats?
Making pals with three blind mice?
What do you think?
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