21 February, 2010 at 11:57 pm #35885
There is a legend that says siamese are crossed eyed because long ago, two siamese found a valuable artifact. While the other siamese went to tell the emperor what they found, the other had to guard it. The guarding one stared at it so much it became crossed eyed. But that is only a legend. I honestly don’t know REALLY why siamese cats are crossed eyed sometimes.22 February, 2010 at 12:01 am #540248
LOL! That’s as good an explanation as any! Love your avatar Kittenlover. Welcome to TDK!!! =D22 February, 2010 at 12:05 am #540249
thank you Karenopa!22 February, 2010 at 12:07 am #540250
My sweet little Meezer, Abby has bright (slightly crossed) eyes!… She is the love of my heart!… Welcome KL04!22 February, 2010 at 12:17 am #540251
aaaaaw…. how adorable! Is she the one on your avatar?22 February, 2010 at 4:36 pm #540252
HAHAHA…FUN TRIVIA…THANKS KITLOVEER…MY SIAMESE MIX SUSHI WAS A CHOCO-POINT BUT DIDN’T HAVE THE CROSSED EYES! OH, HAPPY MEMORIES SHE WAS SOOO SMART AND HAD “SPRINGS IN HER FEET”…LOVED TO JUMP/PLAY & LOVED HER SHRIMPIES AS A TREAT!22 February, 2010 at 7:15 pm #540253
LeenyParticipant22 February, 2010 at 7:57 pm #540254
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Interesting.22 February, 2010 at 11:27 pm #540255
Even part-siamese are cross-eyed, as my little George proves. His granny was siamese, but his mom is a long-haired gray. His daddy (who was from another litter from Granny) is a beautiful brown and cream tiger. George ended up a seal-point siamese, like granny. His eyes are the bluest of blues, just like his granny. And crossed sometimes….LOL!22 February, 2010 at 11:31 pm #540256
Ironically, this is what just appeared in my email via Daily Cat Tip:
Siamese cats do not have the ability to form one image from information that comes into two eyes. This means that Siamese do not have vision that is quite as sharp as other cats, and it also means that they often have a cross-eyed appearance.
In fact, crossed eyes are typical for a Siamese cat: this problem arises early in a kitten’s life when the brain is not able to compensate and the eye muscles get accustomed to that position, which creates the cross-eyed appearance.23 February, 2010 at 12:33 am #540257
… I hope this works… it’s a good pic of Abby and her little cross-eyed self (only slightly, but you can see it!)23 February, 2010 at 12:45 pm #540258
oh, I see that her eyes ARE a little crossed eyed! cute picture by the way! love your cat!23 February, 2010 at 12:47 pm #540259
thanks KL04!…..her’s my girl!23 February, 2010 at 1:02 pm #540260
your welcome!9 March, 2010 at 7:33 pm #540261
This myth can’t be true – Lamarckian evolution was disproved a long time ago.9 March, 2010 at 8:00 pm #540262
OH, no. Are you SURE???
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