Valerie and Ted Rock were in a Chicago bar two years ago when they noticed a little gray bundle of fur being passed around to the amazement of fellow drinkers - and their parental instincts kicked in.
The couple immediately fell for the freaky feline and asked the owner if they could adopt him. He agreed and the couple named the cat Yoda, after the pointy-eared Jedi knight in Star Wars.
Yoda's extra ear 'flaps' are separate to the base of his skull, with one placed slightly behind the other.
Despite his unusual looks, Yoda's behavior - and hearing - are quite normal.