"Never forget what you are," Tyrion Lannister said. "The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you." Few live by these words as much as Crazy Eyes Olive—the crossed eye tabby has her condition in her name!

Eye movement is controlled by small muscles that allow side to side and up and down motion. If one of these muscles is stretched out or too strong, or if the nerves that control the muscles are damaged, the eyes do not properly align with each other when looking at an object. This is called strabismus.

However, despite her unique looks, Crazy Eyes Olive has learned to live with her condition and she sees the world just fine.

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When You See People Not Social Distancing

When You See People Not Social Distancing

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Raine Soo
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4 weeks ago

CEO, judging you, and rightfully so.

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Prior to meeting her, Olive's current owner, Michelle, had been looking to adopt a cat and her friend got her in touch with Almost Home Animal Rescue on Long Island. "They had been out in the community performing some of their services when they spotted Olive in the street, malnourished and covered in tree sap," Michelle told Bored Panda. "Once they were able to catch her, one of their volunteers, Barbara, took Olive to her home to foster her and nurse her back to health. I went to visit her and immediately knew I wanted her. I visited her multiple times a week until she was healthy enough to come home with me. I am so grateful for Barbara and Almost Home, they saved her life!"

Olive is a bit more subdued than a typical cat. Michelle said she is very shy but once you get to know the tabby and she opens up to you, she is an absolute sweetheart. "She loves to burrow in blankets for long naps and her favorite toy is a black twist tie."

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Do You Have Any Idea How Hard It Is To Focus With This Little Fuzz Nugget Sitting Across From Me?!

Do You Have Any Idea How Hard It Is To Focus With This Little Fuzz Nugget Sitting Across From Me?!

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Raine Soo
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4 weeks ago

I don't blame you. I want to hug her too.

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Because Olive was found and rescued from the street, nobody is certain if she was born with strabismus or if she developed it somehow at a young age. However, because she had the condition from a young age, Michelle is very happy to see that Olive has adapted to it with no problem. "She can play and run around just as a normal cat would, even though she looks a little different!"

"Olive does have some neurological problems, unfortunately. She sometimes has seizure-like episodes, but thanks to CBD and some other medications, we have been able to manage it over the course of her life. It isn't always easy, but she is a very tough girl," Michelle said.

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Losing An Hour = Losing All Patience To Deal With People

Losing An Hour = Losing All Patience To Deal With People

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Dana Grunwald
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4 weeks ago

I feel you, Olive!

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The woman thought it's important to highlight how many pets, disabled or not, are in need of good, loving homes. "Adoption is a wonderful thing as well as supporting shelters like Almost Home that dedicate their lives to supporting animals in need. Also, just because Olive and other animals are 'disabled' doesn't mean they deserve any less love," she said.

The Internet definitely agrees—Olive has 160,000 Instagram followers who constantly shower her with attention and praise in the comments. "I think the best part of her community on Instagram is how many people have come to love her despite her disability. She really is just like every other cat. And there are so many other animals like her whose lives can be changed by finding the right family. So, support your local shelters and adopt don't shop!" Michelle added.

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Isolation Log Day 18: Bored In The House And I’m In The House Bored

Isolation Log Day 18: Bored In The House And I’m In The House Bored

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Raine Soo
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4 weeks ago

I love this photo!

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#5

Met This Little Meow 4 Years Ago Today

Met This Little Meow 4 Years Ago Today

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Zoe Hoesley
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4 weeks ago

*boop*

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4 weeks ago

Tiny blep.

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#7

There Was Plastic On The Floor, So By Law I Had To Squish My Peets Into It

There Was Plastic On The Floor, So By Law I Had To Squish My Peets Into It

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LotusWolff
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4 weeks ago

If it doesn’t fit, I still sits.

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#8

Rolling Out Of Bed 15 Pounds Heavier For Work This Week

Rolling Out Of Bed 15 Pounds Heavier For Work This Week

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Catlady6000
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4 weeks ago

I feel you, Olive

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#9

This Is Olive’s Impression Of An Owl

This Is Olive’s Impression Of An Owl

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Capermom
Community Member
4 weeks ago

She nailed it.

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#10

Trying To Enjoy The Warm Weather In Late October With The Crushing Anxiety Of Knowing It’s Due To Global Warming

Trying To Enjoy The Warm Weather In Late October With The Crushing Anxiety Of Knowing It’s Due To Global Warming

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Deborah B
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Olive looks like a cartoon caracter who just got clonked in the face. All she needs is the circling bluebirds.

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#11

My Little Ray Of Sunshine

My Little Ray Of Sunshine

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Lxm
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4 weeks ago

I adore her.

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#12

Trying To Figure Out Why The Hooman Is Home Today

Trying To Figure Out Why The Hooman Is Home Today

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Capermom
Community Member
4 weeks ago

It's impossible not to smile looking at that adorable face...

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#13

Them: Your Crush Is Coming, Act Natural! me:

Them: Your Crush Is Coming, Act Natural!
me:

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Capermom
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Awwww... <3

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#14

When You Want A Meeting To End And Someone Keeps Asking Questions

When You Want A Meeting To End And Someone Keeps Asking Questions

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Robin DJW
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Nailed this one, too!

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#15

The Face Of Someone Who Woke Up Thinking It Was Thursday

The Face Of Someone Who Woke Up Thinking It Was Thursday

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 weeks ago

That's my face when I wake up on Monday...to Friday.

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#16

Realizing All My Office Plants Are Definitely Dead

Realizing All My Office Plants Are Definitely Dead

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Dana Grunwald
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Oh no!

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#17

Feeling Personally Attack By Our Weekly Screen Time Report

Feeling Personally Attack By Our Weekly Screen Time Report

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 weeks ago

"Again with those two or three, yeha two no waite three cameras"!

#18

Watch Me, Not The TV!

Watch Me, Not The TV!

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Bruce Scheiman
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Gladly! It would B my Pleasure!! Pawsotively Awdorable❤️💗

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#19

When Your Sneeze Won’t Come Out

When Your Sneeze Won’t Come Out

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Kittie Lacker
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3 weeks ago

Pineapple, pineapple, pineapple!

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#20

When Someone Says They Don’t Like Game Of Thrones

When Someone Says They Don’t Like Game Of Thrones

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LotusWolff
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Uhm, I don’t have Netflix or watch GoT. Is that a crime?

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#21

Mentally Prepping For The 4th Festivities

Mentally Prepping For The 4th Festivities

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Paizleypie
Community Member
4 weeks ago

How are you SO CUTE??

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MSelen
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Such a cutie. 😻

#23

I Spy Three Peets!

I Spy Three Peets!

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Kathryn Baylis
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3 weeks ago

Got the fourth one tucked away for later.

#24

Monday? Again?

Monday? Again?

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Robin Childers
Community Member
4 weeks ago

So cute! Love those extra long whiskers and that adorable face.

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#25

That Judgmental Look You Get When You Break Your Resolution On Day 2

That Judgmental Look You Get When You Break Your Resolution On Day 2

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Felice Coles
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3 weeks ago

"Really? Again with the potato chips?"

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