Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Hi! I would disclose your blindness when you feel comfortable doing so. If you do so early and you find people react to preconceived notions, then perhaps delay disclosing the next time. I would have thought if the breeder or rescue/shelter saw you interacting with the cat/kitten and realized you had no difficulties, he or she shouldn't have a problem adopting to you.
I have two cats: Muffs is a purebred Ragdoll and Abby is a Ragdoll/Persian mix. The Ragdoll is a very laid-back, gentle breed, although not necessarily a lap-cat...in fact, most Ragdolls are not lap-cats, despite what the books say. But I adore my two.
My father is blind, although he has only been so for the past few years (age-related) and he's still not accustomed to being unable to see. When he's around, my cats know to stay out from underfoot and give him a very wide berth!