Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The better to hear you with, my dear

I'm sure by now everyone's seen the ubiquitous photo of the four-eared cat. So instead of penning something pithy, I'm shining the spotlight on the second-graders who've apparently been pinch-hitting for the world's copy writers.

The Daily Mail Online
"If Batman had a cat, it would probably look something like this. The household pet, named Yoda, was born with an extra set of ears. ..."

The Sun
Cat Yoda has Four-ce Ears
"Don't worry – you’re not seeing double. This is Yoda – the four-eared cat. ..."

The Guardian
"While all cats are said to have nine lives, very few are as unusual as Yoda, a two-year-old feline with four ears. ..."

"As hearing aids go, they don't come better than this. Meet Yoda, the two-year-old moggie who was born with four ears. ..."

Sky News
"Unlike the cruel and unusual punishment of the cat o'nine tails, this cute cat o'four ears is nothing to be afraid of. ..."

The Current
"Meet Yoda, a four-eared cat from Chicago. 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. Valerie and Ted Rock took him under their wing when they spotted him as a kitten sitting on a pub bar...."

Henry's Travels:
"This is the story of Yoda the feline alcoholic, who'd trade all four ears for just one good liver..."

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