National Cat Day is October 29 and guess what? There is an official website known as National Cat Day. National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.
There are an about 4 million cats that go into shelters of which 1-2 million are being put to sleep.
Cat Eye Trivia
- Blue eyed white colored cats are often born deaf. It seems the gene that give s them a white fur is connected with deafness. Of note, white cats with only one blue eye are deaf only in the ear closest to the blue eye. Even more interesting is White cats with orange eyes do not seem to have deafness.
- Those spooky cat’s eyes which shine at night. Well a layer call tapetum lucidium is reflective, containing tiny crystals.
- Newborn kittens mainly have blue eyes although they change over the months to the end color.
- Most cats have no eyelashes.
- To protect against dryness and damage, Cats have a full inner-eyelid (nictitating membrane).
- A cat cannot see directly under its nose.
- Want to know how you can tell a cat’s mood? Look into its eyes. A scared or excited cate eyes will have large and round pupils. An angry cat will have narrow pupils.
- Myth or Fact? Are cats are color blind? Recent studies have shown that cats can see blue, green and red.