Thursday, October 18

Tag: blind woman and cat

Baby is the World’s First and Only Seeing-Eye Cat

Baby is the World’s First and Only Seeing-Eye Cat

LIFE
Carolyn Swanson was featured in a 1947 LIFE magazine issue because of her special pet: she owned a seeing eye cat. Her Persian kitty named Baby was so loyal to her, he led her everywhere she wanted to go. He helped her leave the house, safely cross streets and go about her daily life. He may be the first (and only) seeing eye cat to ever exist. In 1947, a blind woman in Los Angeles owned a cat named Baby... and there was something very special about that cat. He would lead his blind owner around, day in and day out. Whenever Carolyn would leave the house, she would take Baby with her. Even though it looked strange... ...