For five years Erin Morris took it upon herself to help care for a roaming raccoon that she learned was blind and orally handicapped, having lost his bottom lip. Making sure the poor creature has something to eat but putting out food for the creature, she one day learned an adorable secret about the raccoon that she managed to catch on film.
The raccoon was easily scared…
Morris realized the raccoon had lost its sight because of its habit of bumping into walls and because his eyes shone bright green during daylight hours. In addition to this, he scares easily, from things such as wind, snow, high grass, and birds. Because of this, Morris decided to help the poor little fella out.
“He often returns for seconds and sometimes comes back for thirds. His bottom lip is missing so we feed him soft pasta noodles soaked in cream of chicken soup,” she wrote in the video’s description, which she then posted on her Youtube channel.
“We often cut up small pieces of hot dogs, ham, pork, etc.”
However, one day while feeding him, she noticed that he wasn’t alone. It wasn’t another raccoon, but a black kitten that crept up with him.
A second black kitten showed up and together, they seem to function as a set of bodyguards for the raccoon, following him around and keeping a close eye on him. Neither kitten belonged to Morris as they appeared to be strays. They do seem to care about the raccoon; in one part of the video, after the raccoon seems to have hurt himself coming down the stairs, one of the kittens runs to him, as if to check up on him.
It’s like he has two new bodyguards!
That said, Morris has a more pragmatic theory on why the cats like to be near the raccoon.
“They would magically appear when he would come for food.”
“So they figured out that Blind Raccoon = FOOD. So they would appear when the Blind Raccoon (and sometimes other raccoons) would show up.”
Reportedly, the blind raccoon passed away in 2015, with Morris eventually adopting the two kittens. For the short time the raccoon was with us, I’m sure he’s happy that his two new friends found a good home.