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Should Herman the Exotic Shorthair with Enormous Eyes Be An Internet Star? — 7 Comments

  1. After looking at the video I think this is more about a skull deformity than large eyes. Please note the lack of a rounded skull in the back. Along with everything else this cat may be at risk for neurological issues.

  2. No cat should be an internet star in my opinion.
    And, I won’t do my usual ranting about my hatred for breeders.
    Herman is a tragedy, and I can foresee multiple problems that may occur because of his eyes. As mentioned, dry eyes are a huge issue right now and, hopefully, he is being attended to by a specialized vet before he goes blind.

  3. My first though was please tell me he’s been neutered.
    Are his eyes abnormally large or as they appear to me pushed out of a too small skull ? He has what appears to be a skull deformity as seen when you observe what would be the bridge of his nose. It is slanted back into the skull rather than flat or slightly sloped outward. Aside from his eyes being in danger of injury because they are projecting out I see a great likely hood for breathing issues and possible eating difficulties.
    Only in this crapped up world would a breeder exploit a cat that fails breed standards on every level.

  4. I feel so very sorry for these cats, and indeed for all creatures that suffer for their appearance. Their caretakers have a duty to see that these precious individuals have a safe and carefree life-NOT put front and center to satisfy their wishes of fame and fortune. And to satisfy the cravings of the human species for morbid looks.

    • I am glad you agree with me Susan. I find it distasteful myself as you can see. However, many people would disagree with me.

  5. Herman is adorable, however exploiting an animal for monetary gain or attention does not feel right.
    Since this cat has made his appearance though, he will continue to generate interest. My hopes are that a fundraiser begin; to save up for any health problems he may face [ no pun here ] as he ages.

    Eva says-thanks for this post and photo of Herman.

    • Good idea Eva. I’d like to hear from the owners as to how his large eyes affect health if at all. If he can’t blink properly that must lead to potential health problems with the eye and there may be other issues that we don’t know about.

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