Mona - gorgeous kitty - looks very much like our Blanche did. In her own way, Blanche managed to "hear" everything that went on in the house - open the fridge she was there etc. No doubt felt the vibrations. And of course being deaf she though it was great fun to knock things from the counters etc. - and to try and blame the poor Beagle. My Eskimo has very dark black eyes - the one thing I knew for sure when we adopted him was NOT to get an American Eskimo with Blue eyes or we would be in serious possible trouble - probably about now. Nothing wrong with his hearing though - he is a Barking Fool.