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    "Ugly" Cat is Big Star at NH Vet Clinic

    http://www.wmtw.com/family/18814224/detail.html
    Awww, he's not ugly -- he's just "different".


    EXETER, N.H. -- A cat aptly named Ugly is attracting a lot of attention at an Exeter vet clinic, where clients say they can't take their eyes off his striking appearance.

    The cat's full name is Ugly Bat Boy. He's bald in most places except for flowing fur on his chest, and he spends his days on a warm computer at Exeter Veterinary Hospital, reported WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. Bat Boy has become something of a local star.

    People come in and take pictures of him on their cell phones," said veterinary employee Christie Hartnett. "He's just great. He's Dr. (Stephen) Bassett's little wonder cat."

    The cat's striking appearance is normal, for him. He was part of a litter of four with a sister that looked just like him. That kitten died at only a few weeks old, but that was long enough for Bassett to become enamored with Bat Boy.

    "The owner knew that I liked the way the sister looked, and I came in from lunch one day and this cat was sitting in a cage, and the owner said Dr. Bassett liked this cat, so that's it," Bassett said.

    Workers said many people who come into the building can't really believe what they're seeing. But they said despite appearances, Bat Boy has a nice disposition and real inner beauty.

    "The impression from clients that come in is he's not real because he just sits so still, and when he does move, he scares them, but they think he's mesmerizing," Hartnett said.

    The office staff was getting so many questions about the cat that they put up a couple of fliers saying he's about 8 years old and perfectly normal in every way -- just ugly.

    He has the run of the place and all the attention he can handle.

    "He likes it here," Bassett said. "He's comfortable. He likes the people petting him. So, he enjoys it."
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    AWWWW!
    To me hes not ugly at all, just unique!!
    After all hes a creature of Our All mighty Lord God above!!!
    And after all it would be boring iif we all looked the same.
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    Hee Hee! Maybe he doesn't think HOOMINS are anything to look at either!

    What a handsome man!
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    I will admit at first glance it's like - ugh! But then you look at him and he just looks like such a sweetheart.
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    He looks like a hairless cat wearing a feathered boa. And since I like hairless animals, he's not at all ugly to me. He's awesome. I'd pick him out of a room of normal-haired cats anyday.
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    Bat boy

    He is the epitome of Magnificence

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    He's just got a "spiky do"............just like me!
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    Oh boy. He's unique alright but then I've always had a soft spot for unique cats.
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    He's not ugly at all! He is a true individual, and he looks just like the Good Lord made him to look!
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    What a wonderful, handsome kitty!!!! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. He's gorgeous in my book. Wish he was up for adoption. I'd scoop him in a heartbeat!!

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    I think he's lovely, I can't see any animal as ugly.

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    God made him that way. He is quite lovely, actually. There is no such thing as an ugly cat!

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    I assume he's a Sphynx cat with hair growth? Would that be a normal mutation or is it fur that has grown because of a medical or stress related problem?

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    Such a Cutie Sweetie Handsome Gent.. I would say he has Character & much Crisma..

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    WOW that is a VERY different looking cat!! He looks like a lover though! My fiancee thinks he looks like an old man with a beard. Thought this needed a bump.

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