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Skeery kitty

I couldn't resist taking photos of this kitty while she was waking up from her nap.



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ruth_lawrence
Aug. 25th, 2007 07:50 am (UTC)
Aaaw :-)
futabachan
Aug. 25th, 2007 08:13 am (UTC)
Vampire kitty can has bloooooood?
genomekelly
Aug. 25th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
The top picture shows a red retina in the left eye. Is that a lighting/photographic artifact, or the real anatomy?

If the latter, I'd never known before that albinism in cats can extend to the eye's retinal screening pigments.

(Is the kitty deaf? There are two genetically distinct forms of hereditary albinism in cats, one of which also affects hearing.)
firecat
Aug. 25th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
It's a lighting artifact. She has blue eyes. Here is a photo taken without flash.

She did not seem to be deaf. I tapped on the wall out of her line of sight, and she reacted.
genomekelly
Aug. 25th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
It's a lighting artifact. She has blue eyes. Here is a photo taken without flash.

Point 1 - The red coloration I was thinking of is _inside_ the eyeball, on the back wall where the retina is. The "blue eyes" you're thinking of is the iris, a different structure. (Another way that feline retinal pigmentation manifests itself is the reflection of indirect light when the cat is in an otherwise completely darkened location. Can you see an iridescent greenish color?)

Point 2 - You didn't insert the no-flash picture, or provide a link.
firecat
Aug. 25th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
As for the red coloration, it's a flash artifact. Cats with blue eyes seem to have red glow-eyes, cats with other color eyes seem to have other color glow-eyes, such as yellow.

http://peninsulahumanesociety.org/adopt/cat3.html#Ivory
mjlayman
Aug. 25th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
1. My cats frequently have "red" eyes if they look at me while I take pictures: http://cats.mjlayman.com/catchair.jpg They all have green eyes, although Spirit (up front) is going blind. Her mom was a Siamese and it's a genetic disease.

2. She makes links lavender and I've gotten to where I guess right most of the time. In that post, it was the word "Here."
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firecat
Aug. 25th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Wonderful!
astralplane
Aug. 25th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, your kitten is our kitten! The only picture I can find similar is my boyfriend's icon, right now:
, and my icon, but I have a photo somewhere IDENTICAL to the ones above. Craziness! What's her name? Ours is Nico. And I'm convinced that she has some "Foreign White" in her, just with the high cheekbones and giant ears...
firecat
Aug. 25th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
The cat in the photos is up for adoption at Peninsula Humane Society. Her name is Ivory.

http://peninsulahumanesociety.org/adopt/cat3.html#Ivory
starcat_jewel
Aug. 25th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
Opera!
dreamalynn
Aug. 25th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
For the second: "Diva cat haz 4-octave range"
firecat
Aug. 25th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
Definitely!
micheinnz
Aug. 25th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
She needs to go in the Spontaneous Opera Syndrome Flickr pool.
firecat
Aug. 26th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Feel free to add the photo there, I can't quite figure out how it works.
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