People tend to have a real love for animals and the love of cats seems to be universal. It seems as if they just have a way to wrap us around their little finger (if they had a little finger) and work their way into our homes and our hearts. It doesn’t matter what type of cat it is, we love them unconditionally. That is even true when sometimes, they have issues that affect their lives and can affect ours as well. As you are about to see, those types of differences can actually be really awesome!
I’d like to introduce you to a cat named Yoda. Yoda is a rather unusual feline, he was born with four ears. Even though he doesn’t look like a cat typically looks, it hasn’t impacted his life in a great way. In fact, it just tends to add to the cuteness factor. He was born in a pub and became famous in 2009. The Internet has recently started circulating his pictures again.
Valerie and Ted Rock are the proud adopted parents of this feline and they named him Yoda, after the Star Wars movie. It isn’t unusual for a cat to be named after a fictional character, in fact, George Lucas was said to name Yoda after his cat. Experts think that “Yoda’s extra ears – which are not thought to help him hear – are not attached to the base of his skull, with one placed slightly behind the other. They are believed to be the result of a genetic mutation.”
Aside from the fact that he has this genetic mutation, he also tends to have an interest in eating lots of bread. The way that they found him is also an interesting story.
“We were at a pub on the south side of Chicago with a group of friends when we noticed a small cage sitting on the bar and people passing around a kitten,” said Valerie. “He had been part of a large litter and the owners were looking to find a home for him.
“Ted and I had just lost a cat that was our pet for over 20 years, and we were sure we were done with cats.” It wasn’t long before Yoda became part of the family.
“When he was passed around he reached for Ted, crawled up into the crook of his neck and fell asleep – Ted was a goner.
“It was a done deal when the kitten made himself at home on Ted’s shoulder.”