I just told Nugget about her growing following and now there’s going to be no living with her. She’s decided she needs a Fan Club! I’m humoring her per our lifetime contract.
Actually this little post was inspired by Bobin’s comment about Nugget and how she deals with life with only one eye. When I had her at the vet for her check up, he looked in her eye, of course. He’s not the ophthalmologist, but could see how mis-shapen it is. In fact he suggested that I should take her back to the specialist. To what end I’m not sure. The eye COULD go ‘bad’ on us because of it’s congenital condition, however in general this condition pretty much is a status quo kind of thing, though Nugget’s is more severe than most. It’s interesting to note that Persistent Pupillary Membranes is common in dogs and almost unheard of in cats. Nugget’s is the only feline case the specialist had seen. But, yes, it does affect her vision and more so in brighter lighting when the pupil constricts around the edema on the cornea. The vet felt that she can probably see very little and said I should not be moving any furniture around (lol) — yet I’ve seen her spot a fly across the room and tear after said fly. She was chasing the hummingbirds just last week. She jumps up onto tables and other surfaces which a blind cat won’t do, or so I’m told. We do have one moderately serious problem here in the house, and that’s randomly moving projectiles — aka Kalahari! He will on occasion come bashing in on Nugget’s blind side and startle her. Small wonder that she’s a tad nervous!