In 1976 our Beagle "found" a white kitten - maybe 6 months old while we were walking him on a cold Nov. Ottawa night. Turned out the kitten "Blanche" was deaf - dawned on us after a day or so - she lived to be 19 with absolutely no medical problems - just had her annual shots - that was it. She was small - maybe 10 - 12 lbs. - and extremely smart - much smarter than the Beagle who she enjoyed leading on a merry chase every day and night. I think she thought she was the dog.