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2015 – the Chinese Year of the Goat

Originally posted on Our Lovely World:

Happy Year of the Sheep!

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The lunar Year of the Yin Green Wood Sheep runs from Thursday Feb 19 2015 to Sunday Feb 7 2016. In a Sheep year, we enter an era of beauty, art, romance and abundance. We can expect the occasional upset, as this is an emotional sign, but overall the Sheep attunes to peace. It’s a good time to resolve stubborn problems or break free of negative cycles.

Click  HERE   to read more

To find out what Chinese year you were born in, and

to find out more about Chinese Astrology, click   HERE

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Your Animal Guide for 2015

Visit Carrie Hart’s Power Animals Unleashed site and venture into the   Enchanted Forest.    Before you enter the Forest, turn up your computer speakers to hear the gurgling brook, take a deep breath and ask to meet the animal whom can guide you throughout this year 2015.  When you are ready, click anywhere you are driven to click and your 2015 Power Animal will appear!!   Share your results here. Continue reading to find out how to find your own personal “Power Animal” and Animal Guides  …..

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Year of the Goat

click on the words above for info about 2015

To work out your Chinese Year of Birth, click  HERE

Happy Kitten

inner peace shifufish-cannot-climb-treesClick here for this Quote in Microsoft Word

 Visit my other Site – click on the Peace sign

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Help save Sudan, northern White Rhino

The ultimate solution is to stop the demand for Rhino & Elephant tusks/products

 

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With only 5 individuals remaining, the survival prospects for the northern white rhino seem bleak.

Ol Pejeta Reserve in East Africa is home to three of the world’s last five northern white rhinos, including Sudan the last male, and also to 106 critically endangered black rhinos, and 20 southern white rhinos. It is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and a centre for innovation in conservation and wildlife protection.

43 year old Sudan and some female rhinos were transported from a Zoo to the Reserve, in the hope that they would breed to help continue the line of the Northern White Rhino.  Sudan needs around the clock protection from human beings, and has had his horn removed in a bid to deter poachers from taking him.

Please click on the link below, to get information and see photos of Sudan.

Save SUDAN the Rhino

The Reserve he lives on is susceptible to poachers, and you can contribute toward Sudan’s protection through a donation via “crowdfunding”.

Please if you have a conscience and want to contribute toward stopping all of our non-human Animal species from being wiped out, share this Post and have people including yourself, click on the LINK BELOW, in order to contribute $1 or $2 or any amount –  to help keep Sudan safe.  Thank you from Sudan.

http://www.gofundme.com/olpejeta

Ol Pejeta is a  90,000 acre wildlife preserve 330km north of Nairobi, Kenya.  While it is a tourism attraction, gaining revenue from vehicle drives through the roads in the Reserve, it is well managed.  However, because of its size, it is a continual challenge to protect all of the animals within it.

For animal symbolism of the RHINO,   click  HERE.

 

 LINKS OF INTEREST

Demilitarised Drones to be used to Protect animals in Ol Pejeta Reserve

Visitor Reviews of Ol Pejeta Reserve

What to do during your Stay at Ol Pejeta Reserve

Agricultural Development Corporation joins with Ol Pejeta to conserve Animals

 

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Ceratotherium
Species: C. simum

Geckos and Elephants

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Well, here are pictures of my new acquisitions, being a beautiful sparkly silver Elephant key-chain and a gold-tone Lizard / Gecko eye-glass holder pin ( 1 3/4 inches in length)  !! I bought the Ellie key chain, which I’ve attached to my handbag, from my local news-agency for $10.  It has no maker’s mark on it at all, but I really love it and it is blingy and a good size, at 2 inches from the tip of her trunk to the tip of her tail, and just over 1 inch from top to bottom. It is good quality and heavy-ish too.

I was rather pleased to come across the gorgeous gold Gecko brooch, as I call her, because over the past 2 weeks my partner and I have been rescuing baby Geckos, as I’ll explain in a moment.

First I am going to say that although the Gecko cost me $19.95, I thought when I saw her, that it was another “sign” that I am on the right path at this stage of my Life.

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Easter Puppies, Chicks & Bunny

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road ?

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Can a Horse feel Guilt ?

Well, I believe that all animals have Souls and that non-human animals also have intelligence, and in fact, some have more intelligence than some human beings.  I also believe that some non-human animals can also feel emotions and feelings – emotions being feelings that are expressed physically.

If you are at all interested or drawn to communicating with animals, please pursue that interest, as the World would benefit, I think, from Homo sapiens or human beings genuinely connecting with their animal companions and the animal world at large.

There are plenty of resources for this, excellent books, and Animal Communicators, that run courses in communicating with animals, and / or who will connect with your special Animal friend as a service they run, and give you messages from them, or relay questions from your animal companions.

A load of “bunkum”, some of you say?  “That’s strange” or “I don’t understand that” others may decry.  Well, consider this – communication is universal.  The spoken language had to start somewhere.  It is made up.  Communication also exists as mental images and concepts which are on the “air-waves” or which are conveyed by the intention of the sender, as frequencies of energy which an open and devoted receiver can pick up.

I have personally experienced it myself.  It’s called telepathy.  Once a baby human being telepathically spoke to me, and if Homo sapiens can pick up telepathic messages from other human beings, why can’t they pick up telepathic messages from non human beings?   Please visit the page below to explore further.

Talk to the Animals

Now, to answer the Question that is the Title of this Post,
the answer is YES.

Click on the Link below to read the true story of a racehorse that felt guilt over a little girl.

http://spirit-animals.com/animals/the-unhappy-racehorse/

Animals are not lesser beings.  They may serve a purpose to some human beings, but should be treated with respect, as David Attenborough says.  We use tools, don’t we, like knives & forks, and computers, but don’t say they are lesser things than us.

In my “books” or viewpoint,  ALL LIFE  is sacred in terms of, yes, some of us may eat animals, and I have heard that some animals are aware of this purpose or relationship and accept it, but let’s not go over-board and take more than we need, or out-rightly abuse various animal species as just commodities, for our own pleasure or profit.   Farming animals uses an enormous amount of land that could be used to grow & harvest plants for human consumption.

Remember the following, that we all came / come from the “primoridal soup” or from the hot ocean vents, and the predecessors/ancestors of Homo sapiens and other Animals are the same – bacteria !!  This is according to scientists, like Professor Brian Cox, and the point is that just because we human beings CAN “conquer” or farm and trap non-human animals, CAN is not a good reason for actually doing so – to the extent that we are being cruel to animals and degrading our Earth.

We CAN eat with our fingers but in the so-called civilized countries, we DON’T.  It’s our CHOICE what we do with this beautiful and fascinating World that we live in.

Mitakuye Oyasin  –

we are  ALL  related

Pi Xie or Pi Yao – Mythical creature for Good Luck & Fortune

Pi-Xie or Pi-YaoLimited Edition Xia Shi Liu Li ~ Pi Xie (Pi Yao) signed and numbered 2102/2800. Feng Shui

Comes in original box with documentation

Signed on the bottom and numbered 2102 of 2800

Measure 4″ wide x 3″ high

Excellent condition. No chips or cracks. Never been displayed

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I bought this beautiful Mythical creature in 2014 from an eBay Seller.  The pronounciation for “Pi Xie” and for “Pi Yao” can be found under “Pinyin Pronouncer” on this page   HERE .

I have sourced this magnificent ornament / protective sculpture as coming from a beautiful shop in China, called Shanghai three fir Ltd ( ?? ) ( or Xia Shi Liu Li ), in Shanghai, China.  I paid $105 AUD for her.  This included $30 postage!

The artificial crystal as raw material, adopts the dewaxing casting technology, modern technology and the perfect combination of classical culture, is the traditional and the avantgarde art matched immersion. Works of crystal clear, magnificent changes, has won the domestic and foreign art award, chosen as national leaders to exchange gifts. 

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Let’s have Fun – go in the Polls !

Okay, it’s time to slow down a bit and have some fun or entertainment by having your say in one of the “Fascinating Animals” and / or “Our Lovely World” Polls.

It’s easy – just click on the Titles above or on the Links below to join in, and to view the Results.

I’ll even place a Poll in this Post.  Don’t be lethargic or stick-in-the-mud, your say is “annonymous” and the results could be quite interesting.

https://facinatingamazinganimals.wordpress.com/polls/

https://starstruckworld.wordpress.com/polls/

 

NOW, for this Post’s Poll !

In the Beginning was ……  no, you CAN’T choose Aliens or God or Nothing or the Void, because the Poll is actually about either Light or Sound

I once attended an Astrology course and had an argument with the teacher about whether Light or Sound was in the VERY beginning, the first thing emanating from the “Void”.  You may choose to say there was both Light and Sound at the same time, but it will be interesting to see how many choose only “Light” and how many choose only “Sound.”

 

This Post  about what physicist Professor Brian Cox says about “what makes the universe up or down” may help you answer.

By the way, the reason for my answer can be found by clicking  HERE.

ENJOY, if you do, and share with your friends.

Polite discussion about this Poll is invited.  You will need a WordPress Username to comment (which is a requirement to try to stop spammers from posting silly stuff on this Blog).

Click on the tab titled “WordPress” at the top for steps on how to get a WordPress Username/”Account”.

Happy New Year !

Originally posted on Our Lovely World:

I have created a New Year’s card using Jib Jab.

As I can’t embed it here, I am posting the Link to it below.

My Happy New Year Jib-Jab Card

Click on the square at the bottom right of the Player to see the Video in Full-screen !

Enjoy if you do, and wishing you a Peaceful, Joyous, and Abundant 2015 and Beyond !

Happy New Year bunnies

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Friesian horses at Runnymede Farm

Meet the Horses (720p) from Runnymede on Vimeo.

Click on the arrows next to “Vimeo” to view full screen

This year is the Year of the Horse.  Historic Runnymede Farm’s special interest is in the breeding, boarding, raising, instruction and training of Friesian horses.  Runnymede Farm is a private equine training facility, established since 1923, that has long been a jewel of the U.S.A. East Coast equine community.  Runnymede Farm is the home of 45 stake-winning thoroughbred race horses—including Kentucky Derby winner “Dancer’s Image”.

Click on the link for further information about Runnymede and the beautiful, majestic Friesian horses.

http://www.historicrunnymedefarm.com/

Netherlands & Mexico to ban wild animals in Circuses

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DECEMBER 12, 2014 – BREAKING NEWS! In a huge victory for the animals the federal republic of Mexico ( North America ) has banned wild animal circus acts, with offenders facing fines of up to $225,000 / £150,000 for failure to comply. The legislation, which acknowledges that the basic welfare needs of circus animals cannot be met, now just requires the signature of the President to become law.

DECEMBER 14, 2014 – BREAKING NEWS: The Netherlands has today announced that it will ban wild animals in circuses, HOT ON THE HEELS OF MEXICO BANNING WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES on Thursday. We are pleased that sea lions have been included, having supported efforts by our friends at Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit to show their welfare is compromised and ensure that the ban progressed.

You can read more on the Facebook page & website of A.D.I. or Animal Defenders International.

https://www.facebook.com/AnimalDefenders/timeline

http://www.stopcircussuffering.com/news/latin-america/mexico-bans-wild-animals-circuses/

The photo above is from the Big Cat Rescue website, which states that in the U.S., more than fifty local governments have imposed either an outright ban on animal circuses or imposed restrictions on the use of pain inflicting implements such as bullhooks.

See  THIS  page of Big Cat Rescue for bans around the world

for example:

UK:  Announced its soon-to-be official ban on ALL wild animals in circuses, joining other European nations like Austria, Greece, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ban is intended to be fully instituted starting in December 2015.  Prior to the all-country ban announcement, over 200 UK local authorities had placed bans on animal circuses with over two-thirds banning all performing animals, according to Animal Defenders International.  An official date for the legislation still needs to be passed but the government is confident that it will. When it does, anyone who breaks the law after December 2015 will receive a heavy $8,000 fine, according to the BBC.

Following the events in October 2011, in Zanesville, Ohio, when 18 rare Bengal tigers were shot and killed after tigers, ions and bears escaped from a “wild animals preserve” near the highway, Ohio, USA banned the acquisition, sale and breeding of restricted species in Ohio as of Jan. 1, 2014.  See THIS  post.

 

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It’s a Circus to put Wild Animals

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On Hiatus for A While

Hi, I may not be blogging for a while because I am due to go into hospital soon for surgery.

Appreciate everything and show your appreciation to others, because we are all inter-connected, and a little appreciation or feedback goes a long way.  Please keep me in your thoughts for a very successful stay in hospital and for a smooth and speedy recovery.  Maybe sometime in the “future” I’ll blog about what is happening with me now – seeing as this Blog includes Homo sapiens or Human beings !!

Remember, what you do with your time on Earth is what counts, not how much money or material wealth you have, or how popular or famous you are. Think of yourself as a drop in the ocean, whereby a pebble or the most subtle movement will disrupt a facet of you on one hand, and on the other hand, another may cause you to join up with another part of you or with a facet of the Universe somewhere else.

All drops are part of the one ocean and are equally special. Live your Life to the full, and like our animal friends, love deeply while you can, meet your “trials” with courage and acceptance, smile and have fun, and take good care of yourself.

Namaste

I see the Divine in you

Celine

heart-kun_chihuahuaHeart-kun, puppy with a “heart”

 

I bought a Cheep

There’s a television advert where the woman says “Yes, Michael, I bought a Jeep”.  Well, I am saying: Michael, I bought a Cheep.  I went onto eBay looking for something or other and found this very cute baby Gund fluffy chick, so I bought her.  Isn’t she sweet and I’m sure she would cheep if she could.

 

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Claw of the Cat, or How many Toes does a Cat have?

catclawThis morning my partner came into my Study and said “Shandy keeps shedding his Claws” and handed me a tiny interesting claw sheath.  I thought to myself “I wonder if that is normal” and “I wonder how much his claws are like our nails?”  Upon reflection, I thought sensibly that cats in the wild need their claws for climbing, hunting and defence.

I found the answers on  THIS  great page of Annie’s “Cat Talk 101″ website.  For example, cat’s claws have outer layers called “claw sheaths”, which shed or fall off every few months, leaving behind a nice new sharp claw.  Cats don’t scratch to sharpen their claws, strictly speaking, but to get rid off the itchy old sheaths, which are the outer layer of their claws.

Some also say that cats scratch objects to calm themselves down and ease anxiety.

Apparently it is a myth that cats have got retractable claws.  Their claws are projectile and retractile rather than retractable, meaning they can extend and lengthen or poke out their claws or tuck them in or shorten them but not really consciously completely pull them into their paw pads.

The Claw I looked at is really a sheath of a tiny claw, as the claws renew and the outer husks of the old claw are shed.

The online Encyclopaedia Britannica says the following.

Claw, also called Talon ,  narrow, arched structure that curves downward from the end of a digit in birds, reptiles, many mammals, and some amphibians. It is a hardened (keratinized) modification of the epidermis. Claws may be adapted for scratching, clutching, digging, or climbing. By analogy, the appendages of other lower animals are frequently called claws. The claw’s shape is ordinarily suited to the food-getting habit of the animal. Eagles have long, curved talons for grasping prey; the claws of chickens are short and sturdy, for scratching the ground for food.

There are two mammalian modifications of the claw: the nail and the hoof. A nail is a broad, flat claw on the upper surface of the digit. It is present in mammals, such as primates, that use their appendages for grasping. A hoof is a short, thick structure that surrounds the end of the digit. It is present in various forms in the ungulates, which have a reduced number of digits. Hoofs are an adaptation for running.

Below is a link to pictures from the Children’s EB showing so-called “retractable claws” in action.

http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/art-53056/All-cats-except-the-cheetah-have-retractable-claws

You can see the claw sheathed but with the tip or point of the sharp claw still out from the paw pad, which actually means technically speaking that the claw is not FULLY RECTRACTED or rectractible if this word means completely withdrawn and completely hidden.

I have noticed Shandy cat’s claws sticking out a tiny bit and wondered if his claws really are retractable.  If you had a sharp Stanley Knife with a retractable blade, you would want the blade to be fully retracted into the tool when you store away the knife, not have a horribly sharp and dangerous tip sticking out even a little bit.

The difference between “retractable” and “retractile” is that a cat does not consciously stick out or tuck in its claws, as many people wrongly think.  However, when kitty ( or a big cat ) is relaxed and at ease, like when it is sleeping on someone’s lap, or walking, the claws are partly tucked away within the paw, because the flexor tendons attached to the claws are relaxed, and thus the claws are pulled back.  The tendons tauten to protrude the claw when a cat is alert or hunting, climbing or fighting.

However, I guess the kitty’s claws are withdrawn enough to describe them as retractable for most people.

Ligaments connect bone to bone, while tendons connect bone to muscle. The elastic ligament, pictured in red in the image above, pulls the distal phalanx close to the middle phalanx in order to keep the claws from touching the ground, working in tandem with the relaxed flexor tendon.

Cats walk on the tips and balls of their toes or “digits”.  This is known as digitigrade walking.  Each digit or toe has a claw, and there are usually five toes or digits on each cat forefoot and four on each hindfoot.

A cat’s and a dog’s paw pads are spongy pads of thick skin beneath each foot, assisting with silent movement and protecting the underlying bones and joints from injury during running and jumping.  Digitigrade walking combined with pads and small feet helps a cat move silently.

If you want to read about claws and how they evolved into nails, when Primates came along, please click on  THIS  link to a Google book titled “Mammalogy:  Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology”.

If you want to read about the hoofs or hooves of the “Ungulates”, please click on  THIS  link to “What is an Ungulate?”

By the way, DOGS do not have retractile or projectile claws, but they do walk on their toes, like cats.  Their claws are always exposed, and make dogs well suited to running.  Dogs run on their toes , and have four functional toes on both the front feet and the hind feet, and sometimes a fifth “dew claw” which serves no useful purpose, is not in contact with the ground, and is located higher on the inside of the leg.

You should NOT de-claw a Cat because that essentially means amputating part of her/his foot as opposed to trimming the claws.  We leave Shandy be, and don’t even trim his claws.  A dog’s claws become blunt with lots of walking on hard surfaces, so won’t need trimming usually.

 

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The Oreo Cat

OreokittenOn August 25, 2013, a three week old very frail and weak Oreo came to stay with Christian and Tina while awaiting adoption. After a brush with death, they decided to make him part of their family. Oreo’s new parents have said: “We are no longer sure whether we saved his life, or he saved ours!

Read Oreo’s story – a story about 2 amazing kind people who took care of a neglected Kitten, whom has became an ambassador for cats, and especially for abandoned cats.

http://www.theoreocat.com/

2014 – Year of the Horse – Chinese New Year Astrology

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Read about the influence of your Chinese Year of Birth by clicking here

First, find out your Animal Sign from the Chart above, then click on your Animal’s name in the list on the left of the linked page above.

2014 is the Chinese Year of the Green Horse or the Year of the Wood Horse – find out what it means

The theme for this year is to pick up your pace and be decisive while expressing your free spirit or independence.

Chinese New Year in 2014 begins on January 31st.  The Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated at the second new moon after the winter solstice. The winter solstice, which falls around December 21, is one of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator. It is also the shortest day of the year.  Lunar New Year’s Eve is celebrated with family gatherings and festivals.  Cities in China celebrate the 15-day New Year season with firecrackers and fireworks.

Horse is one of Chinese favorite animals. Horse provides a good and quick transportation for people before automobiles. Horse can give people a ride to their destination. Therefore, horse is not only a symbol of traveling, but also a sign of speedy success.

Horses like to compete with others. They pursuit for their freedom, passion and leadership. Therefore, people will have busy schedule for their goal in the year of Horse. Horse is connected to heat, fire and red. Horses like social activities, because horses like to show off themselves. Since horse is a social animal and red is also connected to love, therefore. horse is treated as a Romantic Star in Chinese Horoscope.

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Robin Williams & Koko the Gorilla

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In 2001, Robin Williams was invited to meet Koko, a gorilla who communicates in sign language and uses more than 1,000 words. The video of their visit, the two sitting together on the floor and tickling at The Gorilla Foundation in northern California, has been widely viewed on the internet (view it below).

On Tuesday the Foundation released a statement not only to express their condolences but also their belief that Koko was actually moved, too, and mourning the death of her friend. [ Robin Williams, aged 63, was found in his home on August 11 2014, having committed suicide after years of severe depression ]

The gorilla was in the room with when calls began coming into their office asking for reaction to the terrible news.

Read more at  “THE GOOD NEWS NETWORK”

I can say that I myself love Koko, how beautiful and magnificent is she?  Apparently Robin made Koko laugh for the first time in 6 months since her mate had passed away!   See, Robin Williams can even bond with and tickle animals.

Free-living gorillas live only in Africa. There are two main kinds of gorillas: Western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) and Eastern gorillas (Gorilla beringei).

Eastern Gorillas

Eastern gorillas live in Rwanda, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo. There are two subspecies, Mountain gorillas and Grauer’s (or Eastern lowland) gorillas. There are approximately 700 Mountain gorillas, and several thousand Eastern lowland gorillas — down from about 17,000 in the 1990’s according to the World Wildlife Fund.

Western Gorillas

Western gorillas live in Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, and Nigeria. There are two subspecies, Western lowland gorillas and Cross River gorillas. There are only several hundred Cross River gorillas left in the world, and as many as 100,000 Western lowland gorillas, but the latter population has decreased by approximately 60% in the past 20-25 years, due to poaching, habitat loss, and disease, according to the WWF.

Watch Robin and Koko on the You Tube video – click on the square at the bottom right corner to view full screen.   Rest In Peace, Robin.

Ocean Conservancy – Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest

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The Ocean Conservancy’s Summer 2014 Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest received more than 1,200 entries.

The top two prizes were awarded to Ian Lindsey and Christian Martinez, whose photographs received Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice.

Ian’s photo “Honu Gathering” depicts a group of sea turtles gathered on a Hawaiian beach at sunset, while Christian’s image “Ocean, Waves and Nature” perfectly captures the beauty of a Puerto Rican beach.

This summer’s contest also included winners from five different categories: Arctic, Our Ocean, Fish, Gulf of Mexico and Human Impact.  The winning photographs for these categories can be found  HERE.

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Venus – the Chimera Cat

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Meet Venus, a cat with 2 sides.  Venus, a stray cat, sports exactly one half of her face as black with a yellow/green eye, and the other side of her face is ginger with a blue eye!

National Geographic have studied her and say that how this came to be is a mystery to them even.  Naturally, it has to do with the genes of her lineage, which must have included a black cat and a ginger cat.  But the exact mechanism still remains a mystery.

It is rare for a non-white cat to have odd eyes, though this does arise. Normally the odd eyes are caused by a dominant white gene interfering with the way the eye absorbs melanin. It is often believed all odd eyed cats are deaf. In fact many, though not all, white cats with blue eyes are deaf, and around 30% of odd-eyed cats suffer this problem. In the latter case deafness occurs on the side of the blue eye.

Inherited congenital (present from birth) deafness is seen almost exclusively in white coated cats, because of the genes they carry. The dominant white gene causes degeneration of the auditory apparatus of the inner ear and may affect one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral), and is linked to blue eyes.  THIS  post here explains that, however, not all blue-eyed white cats are deaf.

The scientific word for having “odd eyes” is heterochromia iridis.  One theory is that Venus is the result of a real, albeit relatively rare condition where two genetically distinct embryos merge in the womb.To find out if this is the case, genetic testing would be required says Leslie Lyons,a professor at the University of California. With samples of skin from each side of the cat, “we can do a DNA fingerprint—just like on CSI—and the DNA from one side of the body should be different than the other.”

But National Geographic says that – cat eyes are typically green or yellow, not blue. A blue-eyed cat is typically a Siamese or else a cat with a lot of white on them. Venus appears to have only a white patch on her chest, which to Lyons is not enough to explain the blue eye.”

 

Venus cat

One theory is that perhaps the black coloration was randomly activated in all the cells on one side of her face, while the orange coloration was activated on the other, and the two patches met at the midline of her body as she developed.

Either way, Venus the cat is a happy, healthy normal cat, and is adored by her South Florida owner, Christina, who in 2009 took her from a dairy farm in North Carolina, U.S.A.  Venus even has her own Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/VenusTheAmazingChimeraCat

She is now an Ambassador for shelter cats at her own website, and if you love her that much, you can buy a soft plush Gund toy of her!

http://venustwofacecat.wix.com/venustwofacecat

The You Tube video below shows Venus with her toy self.  You can probably get the toy now from eBay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGP7NJX2zkI

 

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Christina remembers she thought ‘Oh my God, that cat is so cute’ when her friend in North Carolina posted pictures of the two-faced cat on Facebook . “At the time I had an orange cat and a black cat — this looked like a combination of both of our cats” Christina said.

On a friend’s suggestion, Venus’ new owners named her Venus for “beauty and love.”  Venus, chimera or not, is certainly spreading around the beauty and love now she has been made famous through the internet.

If you have a cat, dog, horse or bird that you love, and would like to see featured on this blog ( see the post about SHANDY, ambassador of “Fascinating Animals” under the “Our Animal Friends” section ) please contact me.  Just use the “Contact Me” page to tell me your email address & then I will send you an email so you can reply with a brief description about your animal companion and a photo or two!

 

Sources

http://news.nationalgeographic.com.au/news/2012/08/120831-venus-two-faced-cat-genetics-animals-science/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com.au/news/2012/08/120831-venus-two-faced-cat-genetics-animals-science/

http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2012/11/venus-two-faced-cat-really-chimera

http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2012/12/venus_chimera_cat_gund_deal.php

http://pussingtonpost.com/why-do-some-cats-have-two-different-colored-eyes/

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