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What Do Cats See?
The Feed at MyDeals.com ^ | 15th October 2013 | Nickolay Lamm

Posted on 10/18/2013 11:06:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

We spend a lot of time looking at cat videos, cat photos, all things cat. But what do cats see when they look at us and the world around them?

The photos below hypothesize what human and cat vision looks like. Human vision is up top and cat vision is below.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; catvision; kittyping
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1 posted on 10/18/2013 11:06:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 10/18/2013 11:07:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

they see a lot but understand little

3 posted on 10/18/2013 11:08:06 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Slings and Arrows

My cat sees in tuna vision


4 posted on 10/18/2013 11:10:50 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They see their staff and if their food bowl is empty


5 posted on 10/18/2013 11:10:57 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

Dead people.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 11:12:43 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mine see blood when they’re out of food.


7 posted on 10/18/2013 11:13:18 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

8 posted on 10/18/2013 11:13:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows

One might conclude the cat can’t see much. This isn’t true. The night scene is somewhat suggestive of the feline advantage. The cityscape doesn’t make sense. There are fliedermausen, but not fliederkatzen. Nor do cats normally wander around in market places. Movies that would show a tiny moving object glowing as though lit by neon might convey the idea of a cat’s visual advantage better than these still shots do.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 11:14:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They left out something very important here. The vertical-slit shape of the cat’s pupil. This makes cats much more sensitive to horizontal motion. Try moving your hand up and down in front of a cat and they can’t see it, but side to side and they are dead on.


10 posted on 10/18/2013 11:16:42 AM PDT by pjd
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To: Slings and Arrows

My cat has 20/20 when it comes to a laser’s red dot on the floor!


11 posted on 10/18/2013 11:17:00 AM PDT by llevrok (Democrats are LAW-LESS because the GOP is Ball-Less)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cats see subjects and peasants.


12 posted on 10/18/2013 11:17:24 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (If anyone tells you it's a cookbook, don't believe them.)
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To: Gefn

Mine see me as two things. A large comfy couch to stretch out on or an overgrown cat toy.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 11:17:29 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: pjd

Cat is thinking why is this silly human moving his hand up and down with no treat in it?


14 posted on 10/18/2013 11:18:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

15 posted on 10/18/2013 11:18:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows
What does the cat see?

IDK, but I also wonder...

What does the fox say?

You are welcome a lot - enjoy that ear-worm!

16 posted on 10/18/2013 11:21:27 AM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Kitty needs a trip to the optometrist.


17 posted on 10/18/2013 11:24:24 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Doogle
they see a lot but understandtell little

Never play poker with a cat.

18 posted on 10/18/2013 11:24:55 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Harry Potter Cat prepares to summon tuna.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 11:29:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is what the fox sees.

20 posted on 10/18/2013 11:29:42 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think it’s misleading to represent what a cat sees without reference to how the cat’s brain interprets what its eyes see.
The eye’s perceptions may seem awful to us but I would expect a cat brain does very well with the information. If not, the species wouldn’t be here, perceiving reality so poorly.


21 posted on 10/18/2013 11:36:32 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (The original Tea Party entailed a willingness to do without some tea.)
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To: HomeAtLast

I know they have better eyesight than we do. If I hold my cat and open the back door at night and his muscles stiffen I know a raccoon or another animal is coming our direction in the hedges even though it is dark and I can’t see it.


22 posted on 10/18/2013 11:53:43 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

After recent security declassification, it can now be revealed that during WWII, American night fighter aircraft did not have radar, but were instead piloted by cats! Tiger Anderson is credited with bringing down twenty nazi planes while Sylvester Martinez has been credited with eighteen kills. These proud pussycats were truly some fabulous flying felines!


23 posted on 10/18/2013 12:04:32 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Slings and Arrows

When I have to take one cat and get him shaved, my other cat doesn’t know who he is for a couple of weeks. The vet said it’s because they recognize each other by smell.


24 posted on 10/18/2013 12:19:30 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Slings and Arrows

Idiots. They see idiots.


25 posted on 10/18/2013 12:20:48 PM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I used to feel sorry for dogs when I learned they couldn’t see color and were near-sighted.

Then one night throwing a ball to my dog in near darkness, I realized he should feel sorry for me. In dim light all their rod cells are a huge advantage and allow them to see like it’s daytime.


26 posted on 10/18/2013 12:20:50 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: Doogle

Agree.

Ever watch an exclusively “indoor” cat venture outdoors for the first time ?

They are paralyzed, until they can establish a zone or area of safety.


27 posted on 10/18/2013 12:21:39 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: 60Gunner
Idiots. They see idiots.

Hey! Me too!

Welcome back, 60Gunner! Long time, no see!

28 posted on 10/18/2013 1:04:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Rusty0604

That’s what I’ve heard too. One reason cats lick each other (and you) is mark the pride with a group scent for easier recognition.


29 posted on 10/18/2013 1:05:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bmwcyle

My cat thinks her dish is empty if it drops to only 1” of food left.


30 posted on 10/18/2013 1:31:00 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What you see:


What your cat sees:


(Which explains their aloofness.)
31 posted on 10/18/2013 1:45:02 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO!)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

They see dead people. Really ugly dead people.


32 posted on 10/18/2013 1:53:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Can a cat “love” it’s owner like dogs do, or do they like us only because we feed them and spoil them?


33 posted on 10/18/2013 2:12:05 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: blueunicorn6


34 posted on 10/18/2013 2:30:04 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: diamond6
Can a cat “love” it’s owner like dogs do

Yes.

35 posted on 10/18/2013 2:34:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: diamond6

“Can a cat “love” it’s owner like dogs do, or do they like us only because we feed them and spoil them?”

Only my wife and daughter feed the cat or cats. I never do.

But with some of our cats, I have become close. They liked to be petted, and held.

I took some time. One female went from near-feral to wanting to be on my lap.


36 posted on 10/18/2013 2:40:00 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: bmwcyle

LOL...ain’t it the truth!! But I love my two kittehs just the same.


37 posted on 10/18/2013 3:04:32 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The photos below hypothesize

I can't believe that for one second. While I do believe that cats have tunnel vision, based on my observation of my cat and how she looks at objects below and in front of her, their vision is far more accute than those blurred images in the article.......

38 posted on 10/18/2013 3:30:27 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (a)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Slings and Arrows

39 posted on 10/18/2013 3:54:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I was once reading an article about cats and dogs, then browsed the comment section. One person's comment really disturbed me....it was something to the effect “if a dogs owner is hurt or killed the dog will stay right next to the owner guarding him whilst a cat would not hesitate to lap up the blood”!
40 posted on 10/18/2013 5:04:41 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: diamond6

Don’t believe everything you read.


41 posted on 10/18/2013 6:19:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I'm Looki' at U

42 posted on 10/18/2013 6:50:03 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Slings and Arrows
My first cat was strictly one dimensional.



Now the second cat was from a totally different crowd


43 posted on 10/18/2013 7:13:06 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: jy8z

"I CAN HAZ ULYSSES ?"

44 posted on 10/18/2013 7:18:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pjd
They see circular motions too...


45 posted on 10/18/2013 7:27:39 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: diamond6
I do feeding and general care, DH is the giver of skrichies and thrower of sparkly balls and George T is very vocal in the fact he approves of this.

However when one of us is sick that person gets cuddled with.

He either loves us or is waiting for us to die so he can eat us.

46 posted on 10/18/2013 7:39:37 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: KarlInOhio

Aw pretty kitty. He looks like the sweet stray we let sleep on the porch. He’s an intact male who wanders around listening to himself loudly meow, stinking things up with his markings, and being terribly, terribly rude to the lady cats. He also has a big jowly face.

We call him Teddy Kennedy.

I’m hoping to grab him some day and impose upon him some free healthcare, ifyaknowwhatImean.


47 posted on 10/18/2013 10:47:08 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That was good, very good!


48 posted on 10/18/2013 10:47:50 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

The benefits of a classical education never end.


49 posted on 10/18/2013 10:54:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Your local humane society or feral rescue group might be willing to loan you a live trap.


50 posted on 10/18/2013 10:56:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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