By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Bowie may not be the prettiest cat in the world, but he apparently has a great personality.
Bowie, a 6-year-old Persian, is being hailed as Cheyenne’s least attractive cat by the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, which now is tasked with the lofty goal of adopting him out.
“Like many people, we think the smush-faced brachycephalic cats and dogs are cute. But Bowie takes it way. too. far,” the CAS wrote on social media Friday. “Bowie is more than just brachycephalic. He has a negative facial contour. Really, his face goes IN where it should go OUT.”
Additionally, the cat’s bottom jaw is crooked, but he apparently “uses that thing like a dang snake,” attempting to eat his food all at once like an anaconda.
“Except he doesn’t actually eat it all, because remember, his mouth isn’t aligned correctly. So, half of what he picks up falls all over your floor,” the animal shelter wrote. “Ever stepped on a lego? Imagine that, but millions of extra small, sharp little blocks.”
Of course, Bowie also requires special, prescription cat food that costs $60 a bag. When he eats other types of cat foods, his drool will turn his coat into a “tangle of yeasty wet cobwebs,” due to his allergies.
Even better, Bowie loves rubbing his “gross booger face” all over his person to show affection, while making “awful, wet slurping noises” every time he breathes, which is especially noticeable when he purrs.
“The gross factor intensifies each additional second you love on him. Whenever he sneezes, little drops of snot from his smushed in nose will fly out and splatter on the walls,” the animal shelter wrote. “Hopefully you like to wipe boogers off of your new pet, your clothes, your walls… because keeping up with Bowie’s secretions is a full time job.”
However, what Bowie lacks in beauty and intelligence, he makes up for by being the “sweetest kitty ever,” allowing for baths, brushes and cuddles, having the ability to win over the strongest “dog person.”
“He provides constant entertainment and laughs, and doesn’t even mind if you’re laughing at him, as long as you provide lots of love at the same time.” the animal shelter said.
We can’t confirm if Bowie is the least attractive cat in all of Wyoming, but he seems to have a lot of love to give. He is available for adoption through the animal shelter’s website.