A rare cat born with four ears gets the perfect name – Yoda

Behind every family cat, there is a story.

Sometimes it’s a common one, like: “We wanted to get a cat, so we went to the local shelter and we fell in love with him,” and sometimes it’s a unique story that not many have heard before.

Like the story behind Yoda’s adoption.

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Yoda is by no means an ordinary cat and neither is his adoption story.

But, first things first. What makes Yoda so special? Well, he was born with four ears.

That’s right! This little grey boy doesn’t have only two ears like most other cats, but instead, he has two extra ears behind the ones he’s supposed to have.

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Does that mean that Yoda can hear twice as well as other cats?

Probably not. Experts agree that these two extra ears are unlikely to be attached to the base of his skull. His condition is a genetic mutation that doesn’t affect his hearing in any way.

So, what’s Yoda’s story and how did he get to become a member of the Rock family?

Valerie and Ted Rock were at a pub with some friends when they noticed there was a cage on the bar and people were approaching it to see what there was inside with great curiosity.

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“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,” Valerie Rock told the Daily Mail.

It seemed that the little one was part of a litter but, unlike his siblings, he had a hard time getting adopted.

Valerie and her husband, Ted, had no intention of getting a cat, especially since their beloved cat had recently passed away after 20 years with them.

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But, as we know, sometimes it doesn’t really matter what we want.

Some things are just meant to happen.

“When he was passed around he reached for Ted, crawled up into the crook of his neck and fell asleep – Ted was a goner,” Valerie explained. “It was a done deal when the kitten made himself at home on Ted’s shoulder.”

Can we all agree that the cat chose his new parents? Alright!

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So, Valerie and Ted took the little kitty home and named him Yoda.

They happened to have heard that George Lucas named the Star Wars fictional character after his own cat, so it kind of sounded appropriate.

Yoda now had a new loving home and two amazing parents. Valerie and Ted, as soon as the adoption was completed, took Yoda to the vet to determine how his condition might affect his life.

“The vet had never seen anything like it before,” explains Valerie. “He immediately went to the internet and found the four-eared cat in Germany.”

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After they realized Yoda was indeed super special, they decided to strictly keep him at home so as to prevent a “catnapping”!

His parents describe Yoda as a perfectly normal cat; affectionate and curious. He does have one peculiar trait, however; he has an… “interesting obsession with bread”!

We just loved this kitty and we are glad after being rejected he found a safe and loving home.

You can watch Yoda’s story in the video below.

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Source: Shared, Daily Mail, Penny Derer