Originally Posted by Goblin
Well, in the story, the soldier said it had hearing problem.
I know most deaf cats are white.
I was wondering if anyone had a deaf cat and how to deal with that problem.
Peanut Butterum (red and white) is almost totally deaf. She can hear (or maybe feel) extremely low noises, like something going thud, or a dog with a woof type bark. But for the most part, she can't hear hardly anything. She and Sassy Saparilla are a bonded pair from the shelter (who didn't know she was deaf).
Sassy acts as Peanut's ears. When Sassy jumps, Peanut jumps. They were trying to get them adopted as a pair because they were surrendered as a pair, but Peanut was making it hard. Anytime someone would try to take Peanut to the play room, she was squirm and cry and just want back in the cage with Sassy. I found out that if I took them BOTH out of the cage and draped one over each shoulder, then they are the most awesome cats, Peanut even gives little "licky kisses". So, I brought them home together, and figured out one day a week or so later about the deafness when I dropped a cookie sheet that I was washing, and Peanut never heard it hit the floor.
The only thing special that I've done for Peanut is, when she is on the bed looking out the window, other cats running into the room and jumping on the bed would startle her something awlful. So, I put an oriental screen at the bedroom door, so that cats going into the bedroom have to slow down and walk along the wall, coming out from behind the screen at a place that Peanut can see them coming.
As you can see, Peanut doesn't go anywhere without her ears