Bub the dwarf cat became an internet sensation after her owner dedicated a YouTube channel and Facebook page to her.
Bub, who was born with several genetic mutations, will remain looking like a kitten for the rest of her life.
But her owner, who describes her as a “happy accident”, is keen to declare that she was not bred to be a “perma-kitten”.
Because of her condition, Bub’s limbs are disproportionately small compared to the rest of her long, serpent-like body and she struggles to walk.
Her tongue often hangs out as she has no teeth and she was born with extra toes, meaning she has 22 claws.
But her unique characteristics have struck a chord with the public. Bub has more than 8,000 Facebook fans and video of her have attracted almost 280,000 hits on YouTube.
“I could seriously cuddle you for hours. No joke,” one Facebook user posted.
“You are the most amazing, adorable, courageous cat I have ever seen or heard of and I am in love with you…!!” added another.
“Despite her weird looks and numerous <<deformities>>, BUB is a healthy, happy cat. She may not be able to jump on and off stuff, but she manages by climbing using her 22 claws. She also can’t quite run or walk very well… but she is a fantastic waddler,” Bub’s owner writes on the cat’s Facebook page.
“Even though she has no teeth, she has a fierce appetite, and can take down half of a bowl of dry food without any problems (the other half winds up scattered on the floor).
“Just like other cats, she poops and pees in the litter box, likes to chase bugs and is always cleaning her luxurious coat and sometimes even her dude’s beard.”