Cats are a highly instinctual animal. Although they are domesticated and somewhat dependent on human beings for survival, they still retain their hunting drive, their crafty, stealthy cat-ninja moves and their keen senses. For Stevie the cat, her sharp sense of smell, her good hearing and her sensitive whiskers help make up for the fact that she’s gone blind. She can get around surprisingly well, considering this handicap, and the lively feline is just as active as ever.
Stevie’s always liked the outdoors, so of course she wouldn’t pass up the opportunity in this video – an awesome, gorgeous hike up a mountain. We can enjoy the sights on Stevie’s behalf, and they’re stunning. Meanwhile, Stevie got to experience aspects we could never dream of. Who knows what Stevie smelled that day? Or heard? Imagine what the great outdoors must be to a cat.
It’s a great reminder that whether animal or human, even huge challenges, like losing your sight, don’t mean you have to just give up. There’s so much to do and experience, whether through sight, sound, smell, taste or touch, that we can all take pleasure in something. Stevie also reminds us that no matter how old we get or what hurdles we face, we just have to get out there and do it. Whatever it is. Because the only time we lose is when we don’t even try.
Here’s to you Stevie! Keep climbing those mountains. You inspire us to climb our own mountains each and every day.