Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

(Not) The World’s Most Beautiful Cat

Most of us have probably seen pictures of the world’s ugliest dog, and the winners of the annual competition for that title. But what about the felines of the world?

As a cat person, I was intrigued by a local station’s story on a New Hampshire cat with the unfortunate name Ugly Bat Boy and the looks to match. In lieu of an official “Ugliest Cat” competition, I’d have to name this guy the unofficial titleholder. He was obviously the last in line when good looks were being handed out. And yes, he was born this way. No catastrophic injuries or disease or anything like that.

Denver’s Channel 7 has posted both a slideshow and a video (from WMUR.com), sans embed codes. You’ll just have to follow the links if you want to see them. And trust me, until you’ve seen the video of this kitty walking around, you can’t fully appreciate his … umm … “unique” appearance.

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Aha, finally tracked down some YouTube video:

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18 replies

  1. Don’t think I’d want to touch that cat.
    Does he have a beard?
    Looks like a ZZTop cat to me . . .
    ~m

  2. Wowowow, he’s a little scary looking but he has a great home and a good life, he’s lucky!

  3. Otay, I would definitely give this dude the ugly cat award. He has a jabba the hut quality however, so maybe looks aren’t everything. Still, that is one freaky kitty.
    Annie

  4. yea indeeeeeeeeeedddddddd!!! this little guy issssssss scary!!! but it’s sooo graphic!i think i would love to have a cat like this!!
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    I’m just glad he ended up in a good place. He wouldn’t have won any awards as “Most Adoptable” at a shelter.

  5. As a Sphynx (hairless) cat breeder, I think he is absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish I could breed cats like this with manes like lions.

  6. Very strange looking cat. But I wonder really – wouldn’t most cats look like that if they were hairless and a little, er… old? It’s like the butterfly. Without its beautiful wings it would be an ugly bug. Nobody would love it. So – appearances are everything (and shouldn’t be).

  7. i feel bad for the little guy. i’ve never seen any thing like him though and it was terribly mean of his owner to name him that.poor little cat.

  8. Kitty has beautiful eyes …

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