Stray Kitten Saves His Blind Brother From The Cold Weather With Cuddles

Brotherly love was found in spades after 4-month-old Dot was found cuddled up beside his blind brother, Specks, inside a London garden. The two tiny, black kittens were found and delivered to an animal hospital just in the nick of time. As it would turn out, Dot was credited with saving his brother’s life.

When the kittens were brought in to the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in the Hammersmith district of West London, staff were sad to see that both felines were cold, filthy, underweight, and covered in fleas. Poor Specks had additional health issues that meant he was especially susceptible to the cold. Given his health, had Dot not been there to cuddle him, he may not have survived.

The two adorable ink spots were then transferred to Blue Cross’ flagship hospital in Victoria. It was there that vets discovered that Specks had cataracts in both eyes, and, as a result, was blind. He was also found to have cerebellar ataxia – a nervous system disorder that presents itself with wobbly, shaky, or unbalanced movements.

According to People, London welfare officer for Blue Cross, Amanda Rumball, said, “It was lucky that these brothers were found when they were and brought in to Blue Cross. I don’t think Specks would have survived without Dot. He cannot see, and his condition means that he would have been very easy prey. He would have been unaware of dangers around him like traffic, wild animals, and cold weather.”

It is not known for certain how long the brothers were outside in the cold, but the one thing is clear: it is absolutely heartwarming that Dot didn’t abandon his brother and stayed by his side.


Brotherly love was found in spades after 4-month-old Dot was found cuddled up beside his blind brother, Specks, inside a London garden. The two tiny, black kittens were found and delivered to an animal hospital just in the nick of time. As it would turn out, Dot was credited with saving his brother’s life.

When the kittens were brought in to the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in the Hammersmith district of West London, staff were sad to see that both felines were cold, filthy, underweight, and covered in fleas. Poor Specks had additional health issues that meant he was especially susceptible to the cold. Given his health, had Dot not been there to cuddle him, he may not have survived.

PHOTO: BLUE CROSS/HELEN YATES
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The two adorable ink spots were then transferred to Blue Cross’ flagship hospital in Victoria. It was there that vets discovered that Specks had cataracts in both eyes, and, as a result, was blind. He was also found to have cerebellar ataxia – a nervous system disorder that presents itself with wobbly, shaky, or unbalanced movements.

According to People, London welfare officer for Blue Cross, Amanda Rumball, said, “It was lucky that these brothers were found when they were and brought in to Blue Cross. I don’t think Specks would have survived without Dot. He cannot see, and his condition means that he would have been very easy prey. He would have been unaware of dangers around him like traffic, wild animals, and cold weather.”

It is not known for certain how long the brothers were outside in the cold, but the one thing is clear: it is absolutely heartwarming that Dot didn’t abandon his brother and stayed by his side.

PHOTO: BLUE CROSS/HELEN YATES

Amanda added, “Dot was found huddled up with his brother and I really think he stayed with Specks because he knew how much he needed him. He could have left him, but he never did. We don’t know how long they were there, but it’s so heart-warming that he stayed with his brother.”

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