Yay Kat! This thread is brilliant! I have been checking back regularly since I first posted, all the great comments I especially liked the one that
stated "our pets are as important as any piece of scientific equipment", truth!
The one thing Ive noticed is that all the animals seem to be in the same line along the east coast and into the gulf...Perhaps some significance
there? I really am excited about a few of the ideas that users have come up with too, Spirits always (secretly I am a huge fan of fairies!) I got to
thinking about the roosters and how they can see in different light spectrum's the fact all the animals seem to be upset about "up" , So I thought it
might be helpful to get a better idea of how dogs and cats see first the Droolers
1Dogs can see in much dimmer light than humans. This is because the central portion of a dog's retina is composed primarily of rod cells that "see" in
shades of gray while human central retinas have primarily cone cells that perceive color. The rods need much less light to function than cones do.
2 Dogs can detect motion better than humans can.
3 Dogs can see flickering light better than humans. The only significance to this appears to be that dogs may see television as a series of moving
frames rather than as a continuous scene.
4Dogs do not have the ability to focus as well on the shape of objects (their visual acuity is lower). An object a human can see clearly may appear to
be blurred to a dog looking at it from the same distance. A rough estimate is that dogs have about 20/75 vision. This means that they can see at 20
feet what a normal human could see clearly at 75 feet.
5 Dogs are said to have dichromatic vision -- they can see only part of the range of colors in the visual spectrum of light wavelengths. Humans have
trichomatic vision, meaning that they can see the whole spectrum. Dogs probably lack the ability to see the range of colors from green to red. This
means that they see in shades of yellow and blue primarily, if the theory is correct. Since it is impossible to ask them, it is not possible to say
that they see these colors in the same hues that a human would. Whether or not the ability to see some color is important to dogs or not is hard to
Also consider the perspective that dogs see the world from. A dog with its eyes about 12 inches off the ground certainly sees the world a different
way than a human with eyes about 48 inches off the ground like many 5th graders.
As humans we tend to think of dog's visual capabilities as inferior to ours. It is different but it may suit their needs better than possessing
accurate color vision would.
Michael Richards, DVM
Now The Kitties!!
It is believed that cats do see in color, although not exactly the way we do. In tests, cats appeared to distinguish between the low to mid light wave
spectrum (higher frequency), meaning cats
responded to the colors purple, blue, green and yellow range. Red, orange and brown colors
appear to fall outside cats color range and are most likely seen as shades of gray or purple.
Cats appear to see less saturation in colors than do humans,
meaning cats do not see colors as intensely or vibrantly.
Blue and green appear to be the strongest colors perceived by cats.
So I believe a light or magnetic disturbance may be out...
Every post about that night along that time line and the "event area" lets call it , the pets weren't looking for shelter, which would indicate an
EQ or ground based low frequency disturbance, So up it is and it has to be sound since eyesight is out. Perhaps a flight path of some craft that had a
drone or hum the animals didn't like? or maybe even the way the flares have reacted with the ionosphere, it is obvious by the posts something did
happen and effected a wide area, and in a fairly steady line from south to north, so many animals showing that amount of flight fear response the
noise must have been horrifying to them! I am up late with my animals all the time, the ground and sky have been relatively quiet in Nor ca. So I am
very interested in how things are progressing on the east coast and gulf always!
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