Carolyn Swanson was featured in a 1947 LIFE magazine issue because of her special pet: she owned a seeing eye cat. Her Persian kitty named Baby was so loyal to her, he led her everywhere she wanted to go. He helped her leave the house, safely cross streets and go about her daily life.
He may be the first (and only) seeing eye cat to ever exist.
It’s simply amazing what animals will do for their owners, although we wouldn’t suggest trying this out with your own cat.