White cat with blue eyes

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You don’t need to hear in order to love.

Deaf kitties are as full of love as their hearing counterparts! Hearing loss could happen to any cat as a result of the aging process, injury, side effects from medication, ear infections, or genetic factors. Cats with white coats and blue eyes are often born deaf or become deaf at an early age. Deafness in cats does not necessarily indicate any other medical problems. These cats can live long, healthy (and happy) lives!

Do you know a deaf cat? Use the cat’s senses other than hearing to show them you love them. Their senses of sight, touch, and smell are particularly heightened to make up for the lack of ability to hear. Flick a light on an off when entering a room or give your deaf kitty a quick stroke so the cat knows that you are there. For more information about deaf cats and how to help them, read Monday’s post Loving Your Deaf Cat.

Want to compete?

I got a score of 24,158 on this word search. Can you get a higher one? The faster you find all of the words, the higher your score will be.

Instructions for the Interactive Word Search

  1. Words from the word list on the right are hidden within the puzzle. The words may be spelled forward, backward, or on a diagonal.
  2. Click on the first letter of the word, drag the cursor across the word, and click on the last letter of the word.
  3. The puzzle is finished once you have found all of the words.
  4. The faster you complete the word search, the higher your score will be.


What ways do you show love for your cat without using sound?