EYE FRECKLE SELFIE

by Janet Blue on January 17, 2016

Sunday Selfies: Week 75Giulietta's eye freckle selfie

So did y’all guess I would be your host for Sunday Selfies? I certainly never expected it. A few days ago I decided to nap on the kitchen counter next to Mom’s laptop while she was working. Before I knew it the iPhone screen was in front of my face, and I was instructed to push the button. Guess I could have refused, but it is easier just to acquiesce rather than being pestered.

Did you notice that dark dot on my right eye? Dr. Neel called it a freckle and checked it with her ophthalmoscope. She said eye freckles are common in cats. Mom says I’m the first of the Kitties Blue who has ever had one.

Mom, of course, checked out about eye freckles on the internet. It is called an iris melanosis. Dr. Neel says that Mom and Dad have to watch it carefully. Should it get any bigger or look as if it is raised, I have to see a specialist. It could turn into malignant melanoma and possibly require enucleation. (Keep your paws crossed for me that I never have to have that done.) The freckle’s been there since before Christmas and hasn’t changed. Whenever Mom tries to look at it, I close my eyes and put my head down. It just happened to show up in my selfie.

If you’d like to know more about this condition, Blue Pearl Vet is a great website.

Has any kitty out there ever had an eye freckle, or am I unique and special?

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As you know, this is our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. We had 55 entries last week, which is very good. We sure hope y’all are visiting each other, especially as we are having trouble getting to each of your blogs every Sunday.

As always, if you have difficulty linking your entry, just let us know in the comments. Mom will do it for you. And if you’d like the hop to post on your blog, the link is below. Please link back to The Cat on My Head and/or display our badge.

We are so grateful that you continue to support and join our blog hop each week.

My sissy, Fiona, asked me to say, “hi.” She’s curled up in Mom’s lap asleep right now. She is being a bit more cooperative and letting Mom and Dad do her subQ fluids. She is still fighting when it comes to medicine. She sees Dr. Neel on Tuesday and will post an update next Thursday.

Toodles all, Giulietta



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Harvey Button and Marjorie January 19, 2016 at 2:36 am

GUYS!!!! We can only get a picture for Number 20 (Rosie driving?) not a blog link. Can you help?
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Spitty the Kitty January 18, 2016 at 12:12 pm

*I* have had an eye freckle like, furever. It’s a mark of distinction, I say, darling Giulietta. You are so very beauteous!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles January 18, 2016 at 11:14 am

None of us have any eye freckles. We’ve never heard of them before either actually. Yours gives you character, Giulietta! Glad to hear that Fiona is cooperating a big more. We look forward to the Thursday update. Sampy sends Astrid 21309485672034570938 kisses, and we all send lots of love, with extra special purrs for your momma and Fiona! XOXO

Noodle January 17, 2016 at 7:39 pm

Please count us as being in the blog hop…our computer is showing it’s age and won’t let us do bloggie hops anymore. It just keeps loading and loading and loading…you get the picture. It’s one of those, we really would if we could but we can’t so…
We are purring real hard for Fiona and sending great big Noodle hugs!

Noodle and crew

Katie Isabella January 17, 2016 at 7:24 pm

I have purred for and thought of Fiona almost daily of not daily. And now sweet Giulietta, you need sone purrs too. I think it IS Spitty who may have an eye freckle as well. I know one of the CB family does. XXOO

Raven January 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

Freckle or no, you’re special and adorable! Interesting to know about the freckle and having to keep an eye on it (no pun intended).
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Canadian Cats January 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Giulietta, you are a beauty…even your wee eye freckle. We are so sorry we can’t join all our anipal friends today but mom is having difficulty keeping up today. Next week looks clear for me anyway. Big hugs to Mau and the rest of the clowder.

Shoko

Sxanuxa January 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Giulietta! Yous looks marvelous darling.
Please let us know how Fiona is doing. Me thinks that Spitty the Kitty has a eye freckle…
Kisses
Nellie

Deb Barnes January 17, 2016 at 6:35 pm

Oh wow… I’ve yet again learned something new. Thank you for sharing information about your freckle and that goodness your human knows to keep an eye out on your eye! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles January 17, 2016 at 6:17 pm

I’ve never heard of that freckle either but I’m glad your peeps know what it is and to keep an “eye” on it 🙂
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Austin Towers January 17, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Giulietta, We’ve never heard of that freckle thingy either!! I think you are very special!! xoxox
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Austin Towers January 17, 2016 at 5:12 pm

I’m looking forward to hearing how Fiona is! We’ve been praying and purring for her lots!! xxx

Katie Kat, Joey and Lulu January 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Roses car ride goes to the picture and not her blog.
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Katie Kat, Joey and Lulu January 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Wow…the mom didn’t know anything about freckles in the eye being melanosis. Thank you so much for sharing… we keep your pretty eyes in our purrz pretty Guilietta!

-Katie and the Katz.
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The Island Cats January 17, 2016 at 2:01 pm

We’ve never heard of eye freckles before, Guilietta. We hope yours doesn’t get any bigger. That’s a great selfie, by the way. We’re glad you acquiesced.
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie January 17, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Mowzers! Our human grandma has an eye freckle (but they’re watching it carefully!).
Cool selfie, Giulietta!
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Jean Dion January 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm

I have seen that kitty freckle a few times on cats in the shelter. One older guy (15, I think?) had one that was about the size of a pencil eraser! Totally crazy. But thankfully, that was benign. Hope yours stays the same for years and years!

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Dory's Backyard January 17, 2016 at 1:19 pm

What a beautiful selfie today! We just love your freckle!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles January 17, 2016 at 12:47 pm

You are a most purrcious and beauteous kitty, Guilietta!

And we sure hope that freckle stays just as it is…..

Have a great Sunday, You and your whole furmily! MIAOW!

BJ Bangs January 17, 2016 at 11:50 am

Even with the freckle, you is very handsome. Great frame. We’ll have to check out the
website for more info. Very curious. Happy Sunday!

Toby January 17, 2016 at 11:40 am

We’ve never heard of an eye freckle but we’re hoping everything will be okay!!
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The Daily Pip January 17, 2016 at 10:23 am

What a lovely picture of Guilietta! I have never heard of an eye freckle before. I am sure your parents will keep a close eye on it.

We are happy to be back participating in the hop today!
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Bailey January 17, 2016 at 9:52 am

Guilietta I think you’re freckle is very pretty but I have my paws crossed it never changes and you can keep it purely as a beauty spot! Purrs to all of you Bisous from your brofur xx
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Ellen Pilch January 17, 2016 at 9:27 am

You are gorgeous Guiletta. I I have never had a kitty with an eye freckle, but I am glad you have a smart Mom that got it checked out.
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The Menagerie Mom January 17, 2016 at 9:19 am

Giulietta, that is a purrfectly lovely selfie! None of my furbabies have ever had a freckle on their eye. My angel Rosie did have an enucleation surgery at the age of 21, though, because another eye condition that we monitored for 15 years finally required eye removal. I called her my little pirate afterwards. I did work at a cat clinic for a couple of years, and we had multiple cat patients with eye freckles, and none of them ever had any issues or required surgery while I was there.

I’m so glad to hear that Fiona is getting more used to and accepting of her sub-Q fluids. Now if she’d just do the same for her meds! My Rosie never really allowed for medications to be given orally. She was 21 and even declawed, the poor thing, yet she’d usually win the battle paws down. When possible, we got medications in forms that she wouldn’t taste if put in food (baby food was a godsend when giving Rosie meds), that could be given sub-Q and therefore added to the IV line when administering her daily fluids, or that could be given transdermally and therefore simply rubbed in her ear. Ultimately, she had medicines she was receiving in all three of those ways.

We continue to purr and pray for Fiona and you!
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Lola and Lexy January 17, 2016 at 9:16 am

Guilietta its so nice to see you in a selfie! We didn’t know about freckles in the eye – very interesting.
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The Florida Furkids January 17, 2016 at 9:13 am

Our Dad has a freckle like that in his eye. They always watch it but it’s stayed the same (which is great).

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies to Mau from Allie
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Annabelle January 17, 2016 at 9:10 am

Guiletta you have such gorgeous eyes and what interesting information about the unique eye freckles you have!
Happy Sunday Selfie!
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ATCAD January 17, 2016 at 8:55 am

Giulietta, you are gorgeous. We read about another cat that had an eye freckle, but we can’t remember who. Maybe they will read your post and comment, wouldn’t that be cool.

We thinks you are unique though, because Mommy says we are all special and unique in our own way.
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McGuffy's Reader January 17, 2016 at 8:37 am

Oh my gosh…I actually made it here this week. It has really been rough. I am still processing my Mayo trip and what I was told. But…we are here! Maybe I can get a routine going. I am floating a bit…XO
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Brian January 17, 2016 at 8:11 am

That is a most wonderful selfie and we will purr that your cute freckle doesn’t cause any problems.
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Jan K January 17, 2016 at 7:57 am

We have never seen an eye freckle before, and we hope yours never becomes any more than that. If you keep doing selfies, that will be a good way for your Mom to keep an eye on it (whoops, excuse the pun). 🙂
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Earl Lover January 17, 2016 at 7:23 am

Ahhh! Stunning!
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Peaches & Paprika January 17, 2016 at 6:27 am

Hope that Freckle behaves itself, Giulietta! Fiona, Glad to hear of Fiona’s cooperativeness. Congratulations on all of your perserverence!
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Little Binky and Granny January 17, 2016 at 6:09 am

What a beautiful kitty you are, Guillietta. We also hope that the freckle doesn’t change. I have one too, since last year and my uncle Angel, who is an Angel now, had one two. His changed into a terrible one, while he was very sick. Granny is very alert on the part of the iris the thing put itself down. She is now trying to find out the corresponding organes with iridology, because she has studied it for human and the spot on my uncle Angel did correspond with his stomach, so it makes sense for her, that this works for animals too. When knowing the organes, you can work purposely and at least know, what is going on in a part of the body. Pawkisses for an Easy Sunday 🙂 <3
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Sammy January 17, 2016 at 5:02 am

You look great “UP CLOSE” this morning Giulietta! We tried to get my selfie loaded up but it wouldn’t show up and we tried a second time and got a message that we couldn’t enter our link “again”………so, if you can help get me here on your HOP that would be grand……and if not, I wish you all a FABULOUS Sunday anyway!

Hugs, Sammy
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Flynn January 17, 2016 at 4:11 am

I see your freckle and hope it stays as it is. I try to visit most on the hop, but there are a couple of them who use google+ and I can’t leave a comment there without signing up to it.
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Summer January 17, 2016 at 3:53 am

Paws crossed that that eye freckle never does anything crazy, Giulietta!
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Athena January 17, 2016 at 3:18 am

Lovely selfie!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Harvey Button and Marjorie January 17, 2016 at 3:09 am

We. Are. Earleeeeeeee!!!

Will we see you at BlogPaws. We will not probably stop for three whole day and will have to schedule our Selfies Ooooh Yeahhhh!!!
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Gattina January 17, 2016 at 2:59 am

Never seen or heard about this disease ! Good to know, hope it will stay like it is. On the picture the eyes seem normal, there is a little reflection and then the snowflakes 🙂 )

When the Cat is Away January 17, 2016 at 5:03 am

“it is easier just to acquiesce rather than being pestered” …that’s how Mom is “dealing with” Kajsa, hehehe. She doesn’t stop meowing and “hit” Mom with her paw (softly, without claws) until Mom gets up.

Harvey Button and Marjorie January 17, 2016 at 12:53 am

Goig to be much MUCH earlier thisweek!

Emma and Buster January 17, 2016 at 12:26 am

Since we just got back from hiatus, we are not up to date with the kitties. We hope you’re all okay and we are going to read up on what we missed.
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prancer pie January 17, 2016 at 12:11 am

Looking gorgeous, sweet girl! Great info on the eye freckle.
Thanks for the update on your sisfur. We are purring for her.
Sending >>smooches<< to all of you.
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meowmeowmans January 17, 2016 at 12:07 am

What a lovely selfie. Giulietta, you ARE unique and special! But we do know a couple of kitties at PAWS with eye freckles. We’re super glad yours isn’t doing anything, and purr and pray it stays that way. Hugs to you, and your whole family!
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Sherri-Ellen TD. January 17, 2016 at 12:05 am

Mee-you yur beeuteefull Guilietta!!! An yur eyes are deep an full of mist-tery…..
Wee iss so happy to bee pawticipatin inn thee Sunday Selfie so please can you ask Aunty Janet if shee can linky mee up here??? Fankss, fankss, fankss!!!!
***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry

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