Yesterday morning I was bombarded with emails insisting that I take a look at what is arguably the World’s Ugliest Cat.
As you can see from the photo above, the cat is strikingly unique. His full name is “Ugly Bat Boy,” and he sports Sphinx-like baldness except for a lush mane on the front of his body. He spends most of his time atop a warm computer at Exeter Veterinary Hospital, where he is vet Stephen Bassett’s prized pet. Dr Bassett’s clients take cell phone photos of him and lavish him with affection, and Bat Boy willingly complies. “He’s just great,” says veterinary employee Christie Hartnett. “He’s Dr. Bassett’s little wonder cat.”
Everyone who knows him praises Bat Boy’s disposition and real inner beauty. The office staff was getting bombarded with so many questions about Bat Boy that they now display a few fliers saying he’s about 8 years old and perfectly normal in every way — just ugly.