"Red Eyed" cat

At the same time as the Saem Sawet in May 2005, Khun Aree showed me a white cat that was presumably an albino, with very faint blue irises and unusual red pupils. There is a reference in the Khlong* manuscript to a white cat with red eyes called "Tupphalaphet" which is supposed to be unlucky, rather than lucky.

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