A woman who lives in Sydney, Australia was looking out at her backyard one day when she caught sight of two lost kittens hanging out under a bush.
The teeny twins had pretty orange and white coats and they appeared to be brothers. When she walked up a bit closer with some food, she realized that there was something very special about these tiny boys.
She made a wild guess that the kitties were about three weeks old and when scooped one up, realized that he had an abnormality in his eyes. After looking a bit more closer at his brother, she knew they needed to go to the vet immediately.
As it turned out, both of the kittens needed considerable medical care. It would be too expensive for their rescuer to afford on her own, so she petitioned several local rescues for help.
Just when it seemed as though no one would come to their aid, Inner City Strays offered to provide the medical care they desperately needed.
Diana Dammery, who is from Inner City Strays, simply could not refuse these sweet little boys. She already knew that they would require plenty of medical care, since they had both been born with severely deformed eyelids and a condition where their eyelashes turned inwards, rubbing on their pupils.
The rescue center soon decided to name them Isaac and Stevie. The two ginger brothers had a very successful first vet visit, where they were both very brave.
The vet soon discovered that little Isaac had ulcers on his eyes and Stevie was completely blind. Besides the problems with their vision, they were healthy and very energetic.
Since they were at a very high risk for infection, the brothers would definitely require eye surgeries. Their blind eyes were all removed and doctors at SASH and Balmain Verterinary Hospital reconstructed an eyelid to protect Isaac’s good eye.
Since Stevie is now completely blind, Isaac is never too far away from his brother. If Stevie gets disorientated, he cries out for Isaac who comes running to the rescue.
The two brothers absolutely refused to be separated from one another and eventually they were adopted by a loving couple.
When people see the boys playing together today, it’s hard to believe that they’re blind! However, cats have very strong senses then their sight and these two have honed their ability to “see” through their other senses.
Their brand new humans fell madly in love with the cheeky little brothers, providing them with loads of TLC and new names. They’re now called Buddha and Mogwai.
It’s been a full year since the ginger boys were rescued and they’re handsome as ever – just look how dashing they are!
It’s all thanks to the good work of animal lovers and rescue organizations like Inner City Strays that other sweet kittens – just like Mogwai and Buddah – can have the lives they deserve.