Ground Control To Major Tomcat

Earthlingks, check out the David Bowie eyes!

Kitty’s all, “Under the moonlight, the serious moonlight…”

Ch-ch-ch-charming, Cody.



  1. Martha in Washington says:

    Put on your red shoes and dance!

  2. Commencing count dodwn engines on.
    Can ya Hear me a Major Tom
    Can ya hear me a major Tom

  3. Cat Lady of Parkdale says:

    What a coinkidink! I just posted about a cat Bowie today!

  4. photogirl says:

    David Bowie has eyes one brown and one blue. This cool cat is green and blue!

  5. Wow, gorgeous!

  6. Hon Glad says:


  7. socalsis says:

    One of Bowie’s pupils is permanently dilated (as a result of a school fight over a girl!)… so it’s nice Major TomCat doesn’t have exactly the same eyes.

  8. Cat Lady of Parkdale says:

    What a coinkydink! I just posted about a Bowie cat today!

  9. Turn and face the strange….

  10. What a coinkydink! I just posted about a Bowie cat today!

  11. Gigi (the original one) says:

    Beautiful emerald and safire eye kitty!

  12. Gypsy's Mom says:

    Contrary to popular belief, Bowie doesn’t have two different colored eyes. One is just permanently dilated due to a fight when he was young.

  13. fish eye no miko says:

    Thank you, I was going to point this out if no one else did. Bowie’s eyes are both blue, one just looks darker because of the permanently enlarged pupil.

    This is a great image of his eyes, you can see what we mean.

  14. skippymom says:

    Wow, this is freaky, given that this afternoon Chloe goes to the doctor again and I expect him to remove the remaining stitches and reveal her “new” eye. Sadly, it won’t be as lovely as this cat’s eyes, but she’ll still be my beautiful princess.

    Thanks to ceejoe, O NO, and anybody else who was wondering where I’ve been. Everything’s fine, just been laying low for a while since one of our staff did something stupid and there’s been a bit of a crackdown on computer use.

  15. And when I get excited,
    My little Persian cat says,
    Oh baby, just put more food in my bowl.
    She says… purrr…

    Oh oh oh o-oh,
    Little Persian cat…

  16. I totally did not know that, and I was a huge Bowie fan back in the day. Huh. Thanks for the link, fish eye no miko!

  17. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


  18. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    YAY Skippymom, YAY Chloe and YAY veterinarian!!!

  19. Glad to hear you and Chloe are ok! Sometimes I think I must be a real nutcase, worrying about people I’ve never met, and probably never will meet. But you peeps seem like actual friends to me. 😉

  20. skippymom says:

    Ha ha, here are the three categories of people I consider my “real” friends:

    1.CO peeps
    2.NPR program hosts and panel members
    3.Characters in my favorite comic strips

    Yup, that’s my life.

  21. (The Original) Mel says:

    Heeeerre am I staring at a tin can
    Fuuuuulll of kitty chow
    I don’t have jimmy’s thumbs
    I’d settle for some crumbs

  22. (The Original) Mel says:

    I used to work at home, so I totally relate.

  23. Actually, both eyes are blue. He injured one eye as a teenager, causing the pupil to become permanently fixed, which causes it to appear a different color.

  24. “I will learn to read all the comments on CO before posting.” I sentence myself to write that on the blackboard over and over. 🙂

  25. See these eyes so green
    I can stare for a thousand years

  26. Stephanie says:

    My grandma used to have a white cat with eyes just like that when I was little. She gave me a kitten that her cat had when I was about 3 or 4 and the kitten was all black with green eyes and just a few white hairs on her chest…I named her Shadow. I am 30 now and I still miss her. =(

  27. ElishaB. says:

    Your life totally rocks ’cause you work in a library too!!
    Bestest recoveries to your little princess 😉

  28. My cousin bill has a brown eye and a green eye. Really. Looks completely different on each side of his head.

  29. YAY! Mazel tov for Chloe!

  30. skippymom says:

    Hey there, fellow librarian (I know there are many of us here). Yes, all day I help people find stuff and entertain children. Then I go back to my real life, where I talk back to the radio, comment out loud on the funnies, and sing stupid songs to/about my cats.

    Thank you for the kind wishes.

  31. The FAT White Duke!

  32. She is beautiful! As is Figaro. And your house is awesome!

  33. snerksnerksnerk

  34. Every time I see Bowie now I think of Laberinth… best movie ever.

  35. Am I the only one who thought of that Peter Schilling song instead?

  36. SoccerSuee says:

    Hubby and I used to encounter a beautiful white kitten with one blue/one green eye whilst out on our daily walk- when we passed her house she would always come out to the sidewalk and roll on her back for tummy scritchings. Unfortunately, after a while the house was condemned (meth lab) and kitteh’s owners went to jail. I pestered the local animal shelter until they found out what happened to the kitteh- she was given to family members of the house’s owner. Too bad- we were going to adopt her. We even had a name picked out: Crystal. Get it? 😛

  37. kitty looks disapproving.

  38. Go Chloe!

    Everything will be allright. Tonight.

  39. The Return of the FAT White Duke…

    doesn’t sound the same.

  40. marmaladesix says:

    1. I love cats.
    2. I love David Bowie.
    3. I *just* posted the David Bowie cat pic from the CO calendar from like 2 yrs ago in my office today.

    This is obviously a sign. Maybe I’ll buy a lottery ticket.

  41. 4leafclover says:

    It’s Pangur Ban from “The Secret of Kells”!!! I LOVE that movie! Especially “Aisling’s Song”–so so haunting and lovely…

  42. Scarily, I was just going to post that non-nuffing correction, too! Just an interesting tidbit, it is… Another interesting tidbit – his son’s new feature film is coming out soon! After Moon, it should be interesting….

  43. Apparently, I’ll join you… Got another piece of chalk?

  44. 😀 Another spoiled rotten kitty that I would not mind snorgling 😀

  45. photogirl says:

    Well yes, everybody knows what happened to David Bowie. Point is, Mr. Snowball Kitty with the Green & Blue eyes is WAY cooler than the Thin White Duke

  46. Lewis n' Clark says:


  47. Lewis n' Clark says:


  48. Denise A. says:

    Our cat Snowball had one green eye and one blue, just like this kitty, and was all white but had less floof. She loved to eat pound cake and corn (not together, mind you, although I bet she’d have loved corn bread now that I think about that), and could open the cabinet door for her own food if she was really determined to.

    And wow, hi, fellow librarians!

  49. Denise A. says:

    Oh, and nobody posted Ziggy Stardust:

    “…Screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo, like some cat from Japan!
    He could lick ’em by smiling……”

  50. Pamela Boswell says:

    And dance the blues.

  51. Pamela Boswell says:

    Actually, they are both blue! One just looks brown because he was in a fight as a young man and got punched in the eye. His pupil was damaged permanently, and it’s very large, so it looks darker, appearing brown.

  52. Lillith says:

    Letter to Purr-my-oh-nee.

  53. I think the day is coming when CO becomes an official division of the ALA.

  54. Not Bowie eyes. Delirium eyes!!

  55. Today a roommate and her odd-eyed cat moved out. My cat Colby was terrified of her cat (Marshmallow/Marsh/Marsho Marsho Man/Mushymush- white dlh, large, very people oriented, one gold eye, one blue eye) so at first I felt relieved but now I miss him. Who knew it would be so quiet with just two cats instead of three…

  56. Ali-baba says:

    Nope 🙂

  57. Ali-baba says:

    I can relate…my eyes are mostly blue, the left one also has green and brown.

  58. MythrilDragon says:

    Actually, this cat’s eyes are more like Yuna’s from Final Fantasy X – a green right eye and a blue left eye XD

  59. Could never understand why, when people are going to post pictures of their cats on the internet, they don’t get the eye boogies out first…

  60. I’m being hypnotized….. @_@

  61. darkshines says:

    David Bowie’s eyes are both the same colour, he just has ne pupil bigger than the other. My brother has the exact same thing. “He received a serious injury at school in 1962 when his friend George Underwood, wearing a ring on his finger, punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. Doctors feared he would lose the sight of the eye, and he was forced to stay out of school for a series of operations during a four-month hospitalisation.[11] The damage could not be fully repaired, leaving him with faulty depth perception and a permanently dilated pupil (the latter producing Bowie’s appearance of having different coloured eyes, though each iris has the same blue colour).” See here:

  62. EZReader says:

    On that great COme and get it [cuteness] day…..

  63. Reminds me of the Cowboy Bebop cat.

    Now if only clowns with psychic powers were real. =)

  64. Daffycat says:

    Why not. The Special Libraries Association (SLA) has a baseball caucus. Nor reason that ALA, SLA and all the other LAs can’t have a cute, fuzzy critters caucus.

  65. skippymom says:

    I think this is an excellent idea.

  66. kodalai says:


  67. i had a cat like this when i was little, white with david bowie eyes!

  68. Pamela Boswell says:

    A gem in more ways than one ❤

  69. Pamela Boswell says:

    If you don’t mind me asking, was your cat deaf?

  70. BatBlaster says:

    Heterochromia, or a fixed puypil or somethin

  71. Shannon says:

    Well hung and snow white tan.

    Well, part of it’s true.

  72. Denise A. says:

    I second. CFCLA, hooray!

  73. Denise A. says:

    I don’t know about Miss Ana’s kitty, but if you read my post about our Snowball (March 3, 5:09 p.m.), she also had one blue eye and one green and was all white, but she was not deaf. All we had to do was shake her Special Dinners box, and Snowball came running!

  74. How could anyone be afraid of cats? I know at least two people who are completely fear-stricken.

    Looking at this photo… well, I do see the intensity, but there’s nothing to worry about, right? (Just don’t forget to bring home the tuna…)

  75. ratchic says:

    I soooo thought you were saying the cat injured his eye as a teenager….

  76. ratchic says:

    THAT is the coolest thing! Wow.

  77. ratchic says:

    I hadn’t watched it until er..a few years ago, way into my thirties. Do not watch it with a bunch of young guys, they only talk about the bulge in Bowies tights being influential to the teenage girl in the movie. Wow. “Oh its practically in her face!” shut up guys you ruin the movie. Lemme watch the bulge in peace. Haha!

  78. Charlotte says:

    He was stabbed in the eye with a compass at school. >.>

    *Away floats the girl with the BOWIE UBER FAN-sister*

    Kitteh cuuuute :3

  79. “What big eyes you Have!

  80. victoreia says:


  81. actually they’re like katsa’s from the book ‘graceling’… they should rename this cat katsa 🙂