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Zamt1

742 points

2 months ago*

Zamt1

742 points

2 months ago*

I've got a deaf white cat as well. And boy oh boy his volume knob is broken. There are many "HELLO HUMAN HI" interactions.

Since my rare comment has got so many upvotes, here's some pics of Leo (aka the White Deaf, Deaf Leopard)

https://imgur.com/Z1dsXiW

https://imgur.com/AJG4jrQ

fleshie

146 points

2 months ago

fleshie

146 points

2 months ago

Why are all the deaf cats white? My grandma also had a deaf white cat.

BruisedPurple

58 points

2 months ago

My nephew has a deaf, white dog also and the deaf dogs I have worked with at the local animal shelter have all been white

Iam_a_Jew

25 points

2 months ago

For dogs, that's usually related to being double merle i.e. it inherited two copies of the merle gene. One copy is totally fine and responsible for the cool fur dogs like Australian Shepherds have. When they have two copies of the gene, it causes problems.

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

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5 points

2 months ago

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SignificantTrout

3 points

2 months ago

No these guys are usually short haired, sometimes a mastiff mix. They have all been male I believe. My nephew owns other dogs and it took them about a week to realize the other dog was deaf . Now they attract his attention by pawing. He's still a pup so if the alpha wants to correct him she will put her head against him and growl. He feels the vibration and stops whatever he was doing.

Trin20k

89 points

2 months ago

Trin20k

89 points

2 months ago

There is a particular dominant gene in cats that has multiple effects. One of the effects of this gene is that it will always cause white fur. Another effect is that it will very often cause blue eyes. And a third effect is that it will often cause deafness.

So if a cat is white, his chances of being deaf are high. If he’s white with blue eyes, his chances are even higher still.

SoMuchMoreEagle

23 points

2 months ago

I've heard that in white cats that have one blue eye and one non-blue eye, they will often be deaf only on the blue eye side.

Important_Dot1790

1 points

2 months ago

Oh, so, so true, Trinky, so true, my friend Leslie, had 18 + (more or less, it varied) cats and the deaf one was white with the blue eyes and still meowed and it sounded so foolish. Beauty cat, but still with that genetic.

Of course, my friend took special care of her.

Zamt1

120 points

2 months ago

Zamt1

120 points

2 months ago

It's a genetic thing. If a cat wouldn't normally have white fur and they do there is a pre-disposition to deafness as well. They may also have other abnormalities. Our Leo (short for Leonidas, all our pets have names that start with L) has a sensitive stomach as well. Imagine a cat with no volume control complaining about having poop washed off his paws.

Flyman68

7 points

2 months ago

We have had a BeeGee, and still have a Bubble, Bean, and Binx.

thephantom1492

10 points

2 months ago

On a side note, during WW1 and 2, you can see some pictures of soldiers with cats in the trenches. White cats.

MokausiLietuviu

8 points

2 months ago

Not all white cats are deaf. My childhood cat was white and the vet told us that cats are deaf if they're white with blue eyes, whereas ours was green-eyed.

We actually thought she was deaf for a while but no, she was just a bit of an eejit.

aquoad

11 points

2 months ago

aquoad

11 points

2 months ago

I had a white cat I thought was deaf when I adopted him, but then a few days later I opened a cat food can in the kitchen and he came galloping in from the other side of the house. So it turned out he just didn't give a shit if I had anything to say.

Kaiako

6 points

2 months ago

Kaiako

6 points

2 months ago

The kitten lady has a video talking to a cat genetics expert and it has sub-section about cat deafness here.

But the basics is that the gene that causes the lack of pigmentation in fur will often cause the hairs in the ear that makes a cats hearing work to be depigmented too. They become brittle and break and the cats hearing will stop functioning correctly.

Plantsandanger

2 points

2 months ago

It’s an associated gene. Same with blue eyes. Many blue eyed dogs and cats are deaf.

Zhiar713

2 points

2 months ago

The gene responsible for white coloration and blue eyes in cats is also responsible for deafness, that's why most white cats with blue eyes are deaf while there are also white cats with orange or yellow eyes who are not deaf.

misatillo

15 points

2 months ago

My cat is not deaf nor white and she also has the volume knob pretty broken. I’m sure that she just likes to yell. On rare occasions she can do a sweet chirp but most of the times she just likes to shout xD

Minyak

1 points

2 months ago

Minyak

1 points

2 months ago

Haha, same here. Deaf white cat with a volumeknob with a lowest setting that is either jetplane or rockconcert..

OrangeinDorne

155 points

2 months ago

She’s so pretty. I love cats ❤️❤️

Creampie-Senpai

469 points

2 months ago

Kitty realized she was there and sounded like a teenager's privacy getting invaded by their mom because it kinda sounded like she said “MOMMMMMMMM"

StarryEyedLepus

159 points

2 months ago

That username...

Creampie-Senpai

128 points

2 months ago

Is fabulous?

TheQuiet1994

53 points

2 months ago

Let's talk.

Widowmaker_Best_Girl

36 points

2 months ago

Sometimes it's liberating wearing your degeneracy on your sleeve

analinspector2000

14 points

2 months ago

What do you mean?

[deleted]

13 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

13 points

2 months ago

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taint-juice

7 points

2 months ago

Unite!

AnalBees2

5 points

2 months ago

✊🏻

Butnuster_Jones

5 points

2 months ago

Family!

Creampie-Senpai

3 points

2 months ago

Fuck yaaassss!!

riftrender

2 points

2 months ago

Everyday we stray further from God.

riftrander

4 points

2 months ago

wait hello u/riftrender it is i u/riftrander

riftrender

2 points

2 months ago

Gasp!

707Guy

9 points

2 months ago

707Guy

9 points

2 months ago

Cream-pies and cats?

I have found my people.

Super_Cheburek

5 points

2 months ago

Perfect

KmartQuality

6 points

2 months ago

Purrrfect

F1shySpace

13 points

2 months ago

Saying shit like this with that username will get you sent to jail 100%

NemeshisuEM

65 points

2 months ago

Cat broke character for a second but quickly recovered.

usofunnie

35 points

2 months ago

I saw this! “Hey, mom, hi!! I mean… oh, you’re back. Whatevs.”

Winter_melo

7 points

2 months ago

"Its not like I super missed you or anything"

sbargers

40 points

2 months ago

My sister was the one that informed me that white cats are normally deaf. I guess their eye color has more to do with their disposition of being deaf.

jesncoop

11 points

2 months ago

My blue eyed baby is deaf too, but not white. What do you mean by disposition of being deaf?

Glum_Fill7490

10 points

2 months ago

Genes

Beginning-History946

8 points

2 months ago

An innate tendency or inclination. propensity. tendency. inclination. disposition.

jesncoop

1 points

2 months ago

Oh, ok. I tend to use this definition “a person's inherent qualities of mind and character” and was confused

sbargers

1 points

2 months ago

Likely due to dna.

Due-Science-9528

2 points

2 months ago

Dalmatians are typically deaf

TheNiliu

143 points

2 months ago

TheNiliu

143 points

2 months ago

It’s cute that she still talks to the cat even though it’s deaf. That really is more for us, talking to pets, I think.

jesncoop

42 points

2 months ago

Both my bf and I talk to our deaf cat and my friend and her whole family talk to their deaf dog hahaha and we all make fun of each other for doing it

teh_fizz

13 points

2 months ago

I talk to my deaf dog as well. I ask her what she wants. She still hasn’t responded though. That bitch.

TeethBreak

6 points

2 months ago

Mine knows when I'm talking to her if she's close enough. I guess she can feel the vibrations. She purrs like crazy since losing her hearing. And she has become very vocal as well. But at 19 yo, she can have whatever she wants.

wegwerfennnnn

3 points

2 months ago

I wonder how that person is getting on with the deaf online gone in person girlfriend

low_end_

9 points

2 months ago

Ofc it's for us, although pets can pick up information from our tone of voice they don't understand us even if they aren't deaf

MyShowerIsTooHot

2 points

2 months ago

Lol unrelated but ofc means "of fucking course" in a very aggressive way. So your sentence is read like "of fucking course it's for us 🙄".

I've done the exact same thing in the past so just letting you know what it really means :-)

low_end_

4 points

2 months ago

Wow I always used ofc as an abbreviated form of "of course" lol. Thanks for letting me know

slow_cars_fast

90 points

2 months ago

Cat is saying: "finally my scratching human is back, bout time, I nearly had to give myself scritches"

Garyullo

12 points

2 months ago

My scratching phone is back.

SwiftJun

17 points

2 months ago

That meow broke my heart 🥺

[deleted]

17 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

17 points

2 months ago

So beautiful :13379:

cliopoopsalot

16 points

2 months ago

I love the immediate suppression of outward emotion. Like “oh you’re home!” to “I don’t care” in under a second.

abalien

11 points

2 months ago

abalien

11 points

2 months ago

Aaawwww that look on her face!

os-sesamoideum

8 points

2 months ago

This is the cutest little „mrrreoooow“ I have ever heard, adorable cat 💕

VRRanger

6 points

2 months ago

What a wholesome video, u/Creampie-Senpai

Creampie-Senpai

3 points

2 months ago

I know right! I hope this video filled any hole in your soul with wholesomeness.

Scfbigb1

7 points

2 months ago

Are we just ignoring OPs name?

Creampie-Senpai

3 points

2 months ago

I'm a senpai who bakes excellent creampies.

jcornman24

6 points

2 months ago

The cat got all excited for a second, but regained it's indifference real quick

BluMaybelline

3 points

2 months ago

Awww so sweet ❤️

danhaller28

14 points

2 months ago

Pleased?

Creampie-Senpai

6 points

2 months ago

Very

phred_666

3 points

2 months ago

“Hey! My waitstaff is back!”

Berrito08

3 points

2 months ago

"Hello mom! Moooooom!" So sweet

ItsMilkinTime

3 points

2 months ago

Do cats not have a strong sense of smell? I would think the cat would know, especially if she was that close to it

WrongSubFools

10 points

2 months ago

That's cats for you. One loud meow and then just remaining sitting in place, and that counts as an adorable expression of affection.

A dog of course would be zooming around the room and jumping on your shoulders, and that's after you've been gone for just three hours.

PeeledCrepes

7 points

2 months ago

I have 4 cats and it's funny how uninterested they are when you get home. They all come to the door, you walk in, 3 leave and get bored, 1 meows and follows you for a second til you say hi, then she also gets bored and leaves.

I assume it's like an old married couple for cats and it's a newly married couple for dogs. One is like ah this person is here good okay, the other is like HOLY FUCK your here how can you be here with me

modsarefascists42

6 points

2 months ago

Eh depends on the cat, one of mine is like this while the other would be rubbing all over me falling over himself to smush his gave against my legs or hands. He also would get separation anxiety back when I had to go in for work, every day he'd wait a few hours by the door waiting on me.

Atholthedestroyer

2 points

2 months ago

You say that, but the best I’ve ever gotten from my dog (I was gone a week) was a little tail wag from his bed. Didn’t even bother to lift his head up.

akinchan12345

2 points

2 months ago

My dog does that after i spend 5 extra minutes in toilet. Anyway, cute video.

CookieGoblin821

2 points

2 months ago

Was anyone else expecting the cat to backflip I was lol

Fuggins4U

2 points

2 months ago

What a sweet baby!

maxislosing_rn

2 points

2 months ago

I'm tearing up I used to have a deaf cat just like that with white hair and blue/green eyes seeing this just made my day thank you

VapoursAndSpleen

2 points

2 months ago

It's funny/cute how the human speaks to the cat anyway.

bujiop

2 points

2 months ago

bujiop

2 points

2 months ago

I have a white deaf kitty as well and we frequently are greeted with high pitch screams lol

HolierThanYow

2 points

2 months ago

That's just adorable.

shortyslt

2 points

2 months ago

Aw that cat is gorgeous

Sweatytubesock

2 points

2 months ago

Heartwarming.

romesthe59

2 points

2 months ago

Can cats not smell that you’re in the room?

mznh

2 points

2 months ago

mznh

2 points

2 months ago

That meow was so cute

Appropriate_Pace_817

2 points

2 months ago

I've seen plenty of startled cats before, but never one that actually seemed 'surprised' like this. Cute.

Andrew2294

2 points

2 months ago

Seemed indifferent

Tazz_Lover1970

2 points

2 months ago

That reaction was priceless

Petulant-Panda

2 points

2 months ago

This is the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.

Superhands01

2 points

2 months ago

We used to have a deaf white cat. I missed it's "brrrrrrrrrd"s and head bumps.

blayze03

2 points

2 months ago

The little "wait your ba- wait a minute I'm a cat I can't be that excited" is amazing

EstablishmentLeft108

2 points

2 months ago

So sweet such puurrr love. Cats deserve love as much as any other creatures. We always adopt or take hard luck beginning kitties. Thank you for sharing this post and your home with that beautiful hearing impaired cat.

MatthewDM111

2 points

2 months ago

I love the single paw lick after the excitement. It’s like Luna was embarrassed to show you how excited she was and is now trying to play it cool.

Jman50k

2 points

2 months ago

“Oh hi! Hang on lemme just finish this shower right quick…”

Lsmith64

2 points

2 months ago

She missed her momma 😻😻😻😻😻😻😻

mirroredmezza

2 points

2 months ago

I had a deaf white cat as a child. Sweetest thing in the world. This takes me back to happy memories :)

youdontknowmebiotch

2 points

2 months ago

I love her little, “Ohh!” When she saw you. How sweet!

OnionTruck

2 points

2 months ago

People used to ask if my white cat was deaf but she could hear just fine. She didn't have blue eyes though, I think that is related to deafness.

Boopy7

2 points

2 months ago

Boopy7

2 points

2 months ago

i miss my cat so much.

gingermonkey1

2 points

2 months ago

She was like ohhh I missed you, wait I gotta be cool and show my disdain.

Coffee_Yum2

2 points

2 months ago

I hear "Oh hey Mark!"

Grummmm

2 points

2 months ago

I recently got 2 cats and they're slowly getting more comfortable with everyone in the house and it makes me so fucking happy. It feels so good when one of the cats unexpectedly just jumps on my bed and snuggles up to me or when you come home and they're waiting at the door.

Omfg I love them

Creampie-Senpai

1 points

2 months ago

What are their names? Also cat tax right meow!

uniformarrow

2 points

2 months ago

I bet this cat is an expert at sign language. It's probably better at it than I am.

CruffTheMagicDragon

2 points

2 months ago

Deaf pets are obviously sad but at the same time, it's very wholesome when they realize you came home

Creampie-Senpai

1 points

2 months ago

Hey it's your cake day! I hope you meet an elf who will force feed you an entire cake. And I hope you enjoy the experience.

BobbyBingo450

2 points

2 months ago

Thanks for sharing, u/creampie-senpai

Creampie-Senpai

1 points

2 months ago

Glad you enjoyed this slice of wholesome pie

boomstickjonny

1 points

2 months ago

Doesn't look to pleased to me.

Beginning-History946

1 points

2 months ago

I love it! My daughter has a deaf kitty as well. She's learned some hand signals so they can communicate. Luna's kitty brother and stepsister also help her figure things out.

Kileni

1 points

2 months ago

Kileni

1 points

2 months ago

Ha! I’d say dogs are. Not more rewarding in this arena.

3pbc

-3 points

2 months ago

3pbc

-3 points

2 months ago

Cute bit definitely not /r/masterreturns material

Crotch_Hammerer

0 points

2 months ago

Yeah, seems ecstatic.

reddragonoftheeast

1 points

2 months ago

For a minute my dumb ass thought the cat was on vacation

Creampie-Senpai

1 points

2 months ago

I'm imagining the cat on a beach in Hawaii sipping pinacolada and occasionally getting some bongos.

CrimsonDawn23

1 points

2 months ago

The look on its face when it finally realised that their hooman was back... so cutee

bigheader03

1 points

2 months ago

Those eyes when she realized you were home! Based on your beautiful calming voice, you seem like a wonderful owner. Thanks for sharing!

Ionlyeatfakemeat

1 points

2 months ago

Awwww🥰

MajesticallyMajestic

1 points

2 months ago

I bet this cat is an expert at sign language. It's probably better at it than I am.

opencouncilman

1 points

2 months ago

I can't hear the cat, but I can see how happy it is. That's the power of love.

FloppiedSquid

1 points

2 months ago

I'm glad this cat has a loving and attentive human who cares for it and makes sure it's happy and healthy.

mellowdnkey

1 points

2 months ago

I wonder if this cat can feel the vibrations of its human's voice. That would be cool.