WEST KNOX COUNTY, TENN. - For Erin Locke, every day of the week is "Caturday." Her cats Posey, Clementine and Louis are stars of Instagram and Facebook thanks to some unique features.
Posey and Clementine have cleft noses while Louis has extra thumbs on his paws.
"It doesn't affect them at all," said Locke. "It's purely cosmetic and adorable."
Locke adopted Posey first and almost immediately, peoples' obsession with her sweet face and two noses sparked an idea for her owner.
"I was like 'I'm going to make her an Instagram account and she's going to be the next Grumpy cat and she's going to make me a $100 million and I'm going to retire.' So, it started off as just like this silly joke and then it started to pick up," Locke said.
"It was kind of weird at first and like a little overwhelming," Locke said. "People really took to her, they liked her face."
Little by little, Posey's poses gained more and more fans, introducing her owner to a whole community of cat owners.
"I learned that Instagram has this community of cats and pet owners that's just this huge network of people who become friends and they're so supportive," she said.
It was through those friends that Erin was introduced to her second cat, Clementine.
"I actually found Clementine on Instagram. When people see other cleft nose cats, especially when they're up for adoption and stuff like that, they'll tag me in it or tag Posey in it," Locke said. "And I'm like, 'It's in Baton Rouge, that's a 10 hour drive.' So the more I thought about it, the more it started to get to me and I'm like 'You know, you don't see these little cleft-nosed cats up for adoption that often, and I wonder if they have out-of-state adoption?' Next thing I know, I'm driving 10 hours to Louisiana to get my cat."
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