Cyclopes a kitten born with only one eye and no nose

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Jan 9, 2006.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

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    Cy, short for Cyclopes, a kitten born with only one eye and no nose, is shown in this photo provided by its owner in Redmond, Oregon, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005. The kitten, a ragdoll breed, which died after living for one day, was one of two in the litter. Its sibling was born normal and healthy.
     
  2. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Wait a minute???? Not being a cat lover, I have to ask this question. I thought cats were born with their eyes glued shut? That eye is a normal healthy "open" eye.
     
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Albeit a "big" open eye. It doesn't seem to have an eyelid either.
     
  4. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    could it be a mutant jackalope?
     
  5. B540glenn

    B540glenn Should Be Working Founding Member

    It looks more like a baby chupacabras. ;)
     
  6. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thanks Ghost, my better-half was a bit skeptical when I showed her the pic.
     
  8. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I still call BS. Not saying the condition doesn't exist, but an eye without an eyelid will dry out in minutes and begin to shrivel. That is a healthy eye, what I think it is, a case of Adobephotoshopopia, a raging case of it to
     
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Wow. This is the topic that caused you to post after 5 months?!
    Welcome aboard :D
     
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    What....... you guys dont think I snopes before posting? :D
     
  11. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    :rolleyes: Uh...uh.... :oops:
     
  12. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Yeah, that's why I went to snopes, I also thought it was a Adobephotoshopfakepictura.
     
  13. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    :eek:
     
  14. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    One-Eyed Cat Had Medical Condition By TERRENCE PETTY, Associated Press Writer
    Tue Jan 10, 11:58 PM ET



    PORTLAND, Ore. - A photo of a one-eyed kitten named Cy drew more than a little skepticism when it turned up on various Web sites, but medical authorities have a name for the bizarre condition.


    "Holoprosencephaly" causes facial deformities, according to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health. In the worst cases, a single eye is located where the nose should be, according to the institute's Web site.

    Traci Allen says the kitten she named Cy, short for Cyclops, was born the night of Dec. 28 with the single eye and no nose.

    "You don't expect to see something like that," the 35-year-old Allen said by telephone from her home in Redmond in central Oregon.

    Allen said she stayed up all night with the deformed kitten on her recliner, feeding Cy a liquid formula through a syringe. She says she cared for the kitten the next day as well, until it died that evening.

    Allen had taken digital pictures that she provided to The Associated Press. Some bloggers have questioned the authenticity of the photo distributed on Jan. 6.

    AP regional photo editor Tom Stathis said he took extensive steps to confirm the one-eyed cat was not a hoax. Stathis had Allen ship him the memory card that was in her camera. On the card were a number of pictures — including holiday snapshots, and four pictures of a one-eyed kitten. The kitten pictures showed the animal from different perspectives.

    Fabricating those images in sequence and in the camera's original picture format, from the varying perspectives, would have been virtually impossible, Stathis said.

    Meanwhile, Cy the one-eyed cat may be dead, but it has not left the building.

    Allen said she's keeping the cat's corpse in her freezer for now, in case scientists would like it for research.

    She said one thing's for certain: "I'm not going to put it on eBay."
     
  15. B540glenn

    B540glenn Should Be Working Founding Member

    I couldn't think of a smart-***ed remark for anything else. :rolleyes:

    :D
     
  16. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome! What part of Detroit you from?
     
  17. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Two questions?
    Why would somebody bother to name a day old dead cat?
    Why would anybody to name a cat anyway?
     
  18. B540glenn

    B540glenn Should Be Working Founding Member

    Northern burbs. Though, I work downtown so I get to enjoy the scenery almost every day.
     
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