Cute Overload :D
(*Headline = 1960s pop culture reference.)
This is Venus, and she is a “Chimera Cat” living in North Carolina. As her FB page suggests, “0% Photoshopped, 100% Born This Way!.” Below, Venus poses with her Gund lookalike.
OBviously they’re from the planet Ariannus as you can tell….
Lor I’m a nerd.
Gorgeous kitty! I always love seeing kitty markings-I’ve fallen in love with those of my calico kitty’s, so I named her Opal.
@Kar: Yep first thing I thought, too, fellow nerd!😉 “Let That be Your Last Battlefield” was the episode. ( I love all those creative ST titles!) But…being such a nerd, I had to double check the name of their planet, and it was “Charon”–Ariannus was where the Enterprise was _supposed_ to be going. I give you full nerd credit, tho, for remembering ANY planet!
I’m fascinated by how Venus’ marmalade spills into the dark half of her face and her tortoise spills into her marmalade half.
This is just about the most beautiful cat I have seen on this site.
Is a “chimera” an actual thing? I’m feeling discombobulated by this kitteh. Send the defibrimaglitterer stat!
Ambrose- They may take our catnip mice, but they will never take our Freedom!
What a unique, beautiful face!
Is it too late to make a Phantom of the Opera joke? :V
Yes. Chimeras are the result of two zygotes literally melding together in the womb. You know how blue-eyed white male cats are often deaf? There are half blue-eyed white/half something else toms that are only deaf on the blue-eyed side. It’s absolutely fascinating but waaaaay beyond my pay grade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_%28genetics%29
@6rabbits and kar
… and I remember that Frank Gorshin was in that ep of ST!
She’s gorgeous. How do her humans get anything done? I’d just sit and admire her all day.
I’m a ST nerd from Day 1 – that was a looooong time ago…. but did not make the connection right away. Thanks, fellow nerds @Saffron and @6rabbits and @Kar for helping my fading memory. Now I do recall Frank Gorshin!
And Venus’ bicolor gaze is mesmerizing. “getting sleepy*
Chimera is an actual thing. Even though her FB page calls her a chimera, it also says her appearance is a genetic mutation, and not “true chimera”. Just if you were wondering.
Oh I love that cat
The Wikipedia entry on “tortoiseshell cat” is a good place to start As it mentions, the
“split face” pattern with black on one side of the face and orange on the other” is fairly common; the differing eye color is a different genetic issue.
Oh😀 Venus looks so pretty😀
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