Meet Quasi, head cat in charge over at My Ugly Kitty. Quasi was adopted by her owner Renee in October 2005, and is notable for being the cutest "ugly" cat you will ever meet!
According to the official story on her site, "while no one officially knows the origin of my "look", the general theory is that I have a cleft lip that never got corrected and connects to my eye. I can see fine out of one, but not so much out of the other. I also have a difficult time smelling since I have some sinus issue. My hearing though, is excellent - I can hear a crinkly wrapper from two floors up!"
Renee started My Ugly Kitty in June 2006 as a way for her to exercise her creative mind. The original Ugly Kitty Etsy store, with the tagline "Ugly never looked so good!", features Quasi-themed products such as photographs and greeting cards, along with unique (non-cat related) items such as vintage paper journals and custom screen printed wedding invitations.
UglyKitty Photograph - $15.00
Renee also started The Original UglyKitty fund, where you can select to donate amounts of $1.00, $5.00, or $10.00 to Cool Cats Rescue, a no-kill shelter in Annapolis, MD, where she adopted Quasi from. Since the start of the fund in October 2006, she's been able to raise over $3,000 for the organization!
All donations go to funding food, litter, supplies, medical expenses, and general expenses for running the shelter. Everyone who donates receives an UglyKitty button (seen below), along with a Thank You card from Quasi herself!
Very special thanks to Renee for sharing her very beautiful kitty with the world! Please visit her site at MyUglyKitty.com to learn more.