Friday, January 22, 2016

1/22/2016

DID YOU KNOW according to Cornell University:

Researchers found that only 17 to 22 percent of white cats with non-blue eyes are born deaf. The percentage rises to 40 percent if the cat has one blue eye, while upwards of 65 to 85 percent of all-white cats with both eyes blue are deaf. Some of these cats are deaf in only one ear. Interestingly, if a white cat with one blue eye is deaf in only one ear, that ear will invariably be on the same side of the head as the blue eye.

So what links blue eyes, white fur, and deafness? The combination of traits develops from a genetic defect in the set of embryonic stem cells that eventually become the cat's central nervous system, including hearing, and its pigment cells, which produce the melanin that gives eyes and hair its coloration. The white fur and blue eyes both are a consequence of a lack of melanin from pigment cells. Meantime, the same defect often also affects a cell layer of the inner ear that is essential for hearing. The resulting congenital deafness is noted by 3 to 4 weeks of age, the age at which newborn kittens normally are able to hear.

So for Penny,  it was just luck of the draw that she is both blind & Deaf



She has no clue she is different.. She loves to climb, lay on soft beds and catnip toys.  She also loves to lay in boxes and scratch and rests.


Thank you so much for all the gifts from our Amazon Wish list!
We deeply appreciate your kindness and generosity!!
This is from the last week.


Thank you Connie Quebbemann for the food!
Thank you Susan Cliver for the food!
Thank you Christina Gandley for the foods!
Thank you Philip Zappia for all the foods!
Thank you Francesca for the foods!
Thank you Janine Wald for the food!
Thank you Melissa Auten for the food!
Thank you Susan Ryan for the food!




Thank you Sarah Vano, Allison and Sierra for the food!
Thank you Lettie Mullen for all the food!!
Thank you Keith Belski for all the foods!!
Thank you Sydney Kenly for the food!
Thank you Shirley Kelly for all the foods!
Thank you Joanna Nunez for the food!
Thank you Connie Quebbemann for the food!
Thank you Charlie and Blind Flake for the gift card!



Thank you Andrea Walker, Spike, Zoey and The Mayor for the foods and test strips!
Thank you Toni Thomas for the Amazon Gift Card!
Thank you unnamed for the Diabetic test strips!
Thank you Sharon Herrick for all the blankets
Thank you K Fuchshichler for all the toys!
Thank you Keith Belski for all the foods!
Thank you Anthony Benton for  the foods!
Thank you Tatiana Huther for the food!
Thank you all the unnamed for all the betadines, saline drops,
 gain, syringes, test strips and food!


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