Mercury - Seeing-Eye Cat!
Mom here -
I usually leave this blog alone, as Venus and Mercury are more than capable of managing things themselves. We have not posted in a while, because my digital camera died, and I just got a new one the other day.
But I had to tell you about Mercury.
Our dog is blind. Her name is Nadine and she is part Springer and part Border Collie. She's always been a spunky, active dog, but now that she can't see, she's slowed down a lot, because she's afraid of bumping into things. When we first got V&M, she thought he was a mouse because of his gray color (she could still see then) and chased him, so it took him a little while to warm up to her.
Well, as you may know, Mercury likes to sneak out whenever he can. Even though we try our best, with 3 kids and their friends the doors aren't always closed. This morning, he got out again. My husband came in later in the morning with an amazing story.
Nadine was out in the back yard, and she was lost. She was out by our little studio and couldn't find her way back to the back porch. Apparently Mercury saw her, and went over to her and started nudging her in the direction of the back porch! My husband said that he walked beside her and nudged her along the whole way, until he guided her up the back stairs and onto the porch.
And he did it again this afternoon when Sam, my 13-year-old, saw him do it.
I'll see if I can get it on camera some time.
Who knew beneath that granite exterior was a Boy Scout of a cat?