Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm All Ears!!!

Here's one I hadn't seen before. This is not photo shopped or George Lucasized. This is a cat with four ears! No shit!

Stop me if you've heard this one. This Chicago couple walks into a bar and the bartender has this four eared cat. No joke. That's how Valerie and Ted Rock acquired Yoda.

"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. 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. 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. We decided to name him Yoda.I understand the Star Wars character was based on George Lucas' cat."

Ted was a goner?

Anyway, they took the cat to the local vet who got a veterinary boner over the anomaly. He scoured the globe trying to find a similar case. He finally located another cat with four ears in Germany. The German four eared people and the American four eared people chatted on the phone and decided that they had very rare and valuable cats. The Rocks have even had a tracking chip Yoda's ear.

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