Our Monday Miracle Is Raquel, a One-Eyed Feline Goddess
Raquel the One-Eyed Cat's Facebook page puts it perfectly: "Nefertiti's left eye wasn't lost. It was never put in. But she is still the most beautiful woman in the world."
Like the Egyptian queen, Raquel the one-eyed cat was made in the exact image of perfection. The now-senior cat, who is moving into her golden years with grace and good health, was born with one eye fully intact and her other eye pointed toward the inner world of the gods.
Her unique appearance once caused people to regard Raquel warily, which has made the one-eyed cat shy around humans. Despite prior unkindness, Raquel's human friend insists the feline is a rare pacifist who has been known to bring live lizards and mice inside totally unharmed.
Raquel is 17 years old and from the looks of her Facebook page, spends much of her time lounging in the sunshine and gazing into the spirit world with her enchanted eye, as cats are want to do.
And as an elder kitty, Raquel has also developed a taste for the finer things in life -- like art. Her Facebook page -- from which all these photos come from -- is a curated gallery of cat-related imagery. So if you enjoy senior cats and art, check out Raquel's page ... and let her know Catster sends our regards.
Read stories of rescue on Catster:
- Mercury the Kitten Has No Front Legs But Gets Around Like a Pro
- Ever Heard of a Squitten? Neither Had We, Until THIS
- Our Monday Miracle Is Russell, the Cat Who Survived a House Fire
About Liz Acosta: Catster's former Cuteness Correspondent, Liz still manages the site's daily "Awws," only now she also wrangles Catster's social media. That's why she wants you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and -- her personal favorite -- Instagram. See ya there!