What makes us different makes us special, and this lovely little formerly stray gray cat is emerging as a budding social media star with a head-turning look. Her name is Midas, and she’s blessed with a remarkable bonus: four ears instead of two!
Okay, truth be told, it’s not exactly four ears; Midas reportedly has two ear canals, but also two “earflaps” sticking out, one on each side. As per a story by The Huffington Post, she was born in a backyard in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, then adopted by a family seeking out a feline rescue. The curious cat was dubbed Midas after the Greek myth, and now struts her stuff in her own Instagram account, which is approaching 100,000 followers at the time of this writing.
Reuters spoke with the kitty’s owner Canis Dosemeci last Friday, who clarified the results of a recent trip to the vet: Midas’ four ears do not pose a threat to her ability to hear, and seemingly do not affect her quality of life in any way. They’re just a little thing that makes her special.
Meanwhile, Dosemeci is continuing to use Midas’ budding internet platform to encourage people around the world to adopt instead of purchasing their pets, as every rescue is special in their own way – even the ones with only two ears.