Why Is This Cat Winking? She’s Lucky (and She Has One Eye)


Lucky the cat was found about a year ago in a gutter suffering from a really bad eye infection and ulcer. Most people might be like, “Euw! That’s gross!” but her human friend was like, “No! I need to save this kitty!” because she could see the beauty in the little six-week-old kitty. After a rigorous round of treatments, Lucky’s eye improved. However, the victory was short-lived, and in January, Lucky developed another ulcer, this one much worse than the first, and when her iris began prolapsing, it was time to remove the whole thing.

We all know veterinary care doesn’t come cheap! Fortunately, with the help of compassionate strangers, Lucky’s human friend was able to raise the necessary funds, and so the kitty went into surgery with two eyes and walked out with only one.

But before you pity Lucky’s condition, stop! It may seem that Lucky is rather unlucky, but she’s not! She’s got a permanent wink. A wink is, like, one of the best facial gestures a person can do. Lucky will demonstrate all the amazing things a wink can convey:

“Hey, what’s up? You’re cute.”

“Ssshhh, don’t tell anyone I barfed in his slippers.”

“Don’t take this too seriously.”

“Don’t let her know I left a gift dead bird on the porch.”

“I blamed it on the dog.”

“I blamed it on the other cat.”

“Wanna cuddle?”

“I’m having fun, are you?”

Follow Lucky on Facebook book here, and let her know that Catster sent you!

Photos via Lucky’s Facebook page

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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!

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