Trouble accessing model inside html.erb

Hello,

I can’t seem to access Cat::COLORS from my models file into my html.erb.

My cat.rb file looks like this:
require ‘action_view’

class Cat < ApplicationRecord
include ActionView::Helpers::DateHelper

# .freeze renders a constant immutable.
# %w makes it an array
CAT_COLORS = %w(black white orange brown).freeze

validates :birth_date, :color, :name, :sex, presence: true
validates :color, inclusion: CAT_COLORS
validates :sex, inclusion: %w(M F)

def age
    time_ago_in_words(birth_date)
end

end

The below is the code to make a drop down selection for the CAT_COLORS but it is not showing up.

Color

– select a color –
<% Cat::CAT_COLORS.each do |color| %>
<option value="<%= cat.color %>" <%=“color” %>> <%= color.upcase %>
<% end %>