Bowie the cat actually got his name thanks to his unusual appearance.
This gorgeous kitty was born with different colored eyes and when his adoptive mom Maria Lloret first saw him, she simply
just knew that she had to name him after the famous singer David Bowie, who had different colored eyes just like him.
David Bowie’s mismatching eyes came from a condition called anisocoria, in which his pupils differed in size. Bowie the cat’s dual eye color is actually due to a condition called heterochromia.
Lloret decided to share beautiful pictures of Bowie and his striking eyes under the handle bowie_the_ cat and we just can’t get enough. Be sure to take a look at our favorite pics below.
Heterochromia causes many changes to the body’s pigment which often results in two different colored eyes.
Cats with heterochromia are often referred to as “odd-eyed cats”
Odd-eyed cats are normally white, but they can be any color as long as they carry what’s known as the “white spotting gene”.
Bowie is actually a very adventurous and charismatic kitty whose personality matches his dramatic look.
He currently lives in Alicante, Spain, and truly loves going on adventures with his mom.
The sweet cat was originally discovered living on the streets, before being taken in by a veterinarian’s office.
He was happily adopted by Lloret and has been living with her ever since.
His beautiful and amazing eyes have made him a bit of a celebrity online after he made his Instagram debut. There’s just something about those eyes that are enough to draw just about anyone in! How gorgeous!