Meet Yoda, a household
pet born with an extra pair of ears.
Chicago, Illinois, couple Valerie and Ted Rock took the
cat in two years ago after they visited a local bar, where
a group of drinkers were handing the animal around and making
fun of him.
Since being adopted by the Rocks and after getting his picture
posted on the Internet, the two-year-old feline has become
an international media celebrity.
The Rocks have received calls from Good Morning America,
Fox News and The Tyra Banks Show. The moggy's mugshot has
graced the pages of the London Guardian and British tabloids.
Despite his strange appearance, Yoda - named after the pointy-eared
Star Wars character (pictured below) - is a perfectly normal
and affectionate cat and a delight to have around.
His extra ears are thought to be the result of a genetic
But Yoda's owners are keeping a close watch on their much-loved
pet. They are concerned he could be catnapped because he
is so different.
- Aug 31, 2008