Frankie is short for Franken-kitty, because this cat certainly has very original looks! Though he has one eye and four ears, that doesn’t stop him living life to the full.
By, 5 Jul 2019
This is Frankie - short for Frankenkitten - and he’s the most unique cat you might ever see. Hi, Frankie!
Frankie was born with four ears (pretty cool, if you ask me!) and later had to have one of his eyes removed. But he doesn’t care that he’s different - after all, what’s the fun in being normal?
Frankie had a rough start to life
Little Frankie was born under a suburban house, where he was later found with another sibling.
Frankie’s owner, Georgi Anderson said to Bored Panda: “There may have been more that did not survive. The homeowners took Frankie and his brother in for several weeks to socialize them and fatten them up before bringing them to the shelter for medical care and rehoming.”
But Frankie has a host of medical problems to his name:
“Frankie has joint problems in his hind legs – his knees don’t sit properly in place, so he walks splay-legged and his knees often slide in and out of place. Because of the overbite, his lower canines were piercing through the roof of his mouth. He also needs his knees operated on to stabilize the joints.”
“He did come into the animal shelter with 2 eyes, but one eye had ruptured and needed removing. I was also a foster carer so I was asked to foster him for a week as he recovered from the eye removal.”
But he’s determined to live life to the full
As soon as Georgi took Frankie under her wing, she fell in love:
“It wasn’t so much his unique look that sold him to me — it was his sweet demeanour, the way he explored his surroundings, and seek comfort from me. After a few hours of having him home in recovery, I knew he was special in a way I couldn’t quite describe.”
While the physical implications of his medical conditions do have an impact on Frankie’s day-to-day life, he’s determined to make the most of it.
“A normal day for Frankie is picking different places to curl up and sleep, ambushing me every morning while I make breakfast — he likes to try and climb up my leg and then darts off like a lunatic. He loves playing with his brother Lucius Malfoy and annoying his older siblings Minako and Toothless”
“Then he sleeps a bit more… a lot more. Then annoys the dogs. He is a very cheeky character”
Georgi describes her 4-eyed kitty as cheeky, sweet, loving and affectionate with a dog-like personality. Well, we think that Frankie is living proof that you should never judge a book by its cover - despite his unusual appearance, Frankie is the best pet Georgi could have ever hoped for.