The only thing that I have left to discuss about this paper is where I am going to get my research that is not my experimenting. In addition to interviewing a vet, I plan on searching for scholarly articles that vets have written about cats with odd eyes. I know that doctors with specialties tend to write journals about something they have found and researched while working, so hopefully I can found a vet that did the same. In retrospect of how cats actually see the world, I have already quickly searched this idea and there are unlimited amounts of sources that I can use for an explanation of how they see the world based on the shape of their eye, their lens, and just how their DNA forms their vision.
So this is what I have so far:
The house is quiet as I lay on the couch for an evening nap. My cat is not that much of a cuddler, so his spot on the floor was not uncommon. I close my eyes to force a sleep when I hear the jingle of his collar bell. I look in his direction, but he is not looking in mine. He is looking at nothing. Or what I think is nothing. This is not a new thing for him to do, I am almost used to it by now. When people ask about it, I tell them that he sees dead people. They laugh and look away. Only I am not kidding. My cat is one of a kind, and my obsession with him is not the only thing that leads me to believe this.
Think about the word “cat.” What is the first thing that comes into your mind? Do you feel happy? Do you think of your own cat? Maybe your thoughts lead to those of hatred. Some people aren’t cat people, I almost understand. When I think of cats, I specifically think of my cat, Rambo; the best cat that ever lived. He is a domestic tuxedo cat given to me by my friend whose cat had kittens. Though he was born with crossed blue eyes, something that we were initially worried about, he now has one green eye and one brown eye. If you google “cats with different color eyes,” there will be very few, if any cats pictured with two different colored eyes, in which one is not blue. There will be especially even less photos of cats with different colored eyes that do not have white fur.
The cause of cats having different colored eyes has to do with the amount of melanin present in the eye. Every cat is born with blue eyes, later developing into colors of green, brown, yellow, orange, and rarely blue. It is a common belief that cats with different colored eyes are deaf, however it only seems to be about 30%. Again being more common in white cats with odd eyes, having to do with the lack of melanin in the white coat.
Further leading to my theory that my cat is the king of the cats, he proves all of the statistics wrong. He has two different colored eyes, like many cats, however one is green and one is brown. His quick response to the shaking of his treats proves that he is not deaf. The only statistic following feature is that he is a tuxedo cat, something that is proven to promote odd eyes in cats. When first being interested in this aspect of my cat, I realized the lack of cats with one green and one brown eye, creating a theory that my cat sees things that other cats do not.