Meet Bowie the rescue cat who has charmed the internet with his gorgeous blue and green eyes. The European Shorthair has heterochromia which means that his eyes are colored differently and it’s as beautiful as it is rare.

“Bowie is very playful, sometimes too much! He loves playing with other cats, but sometimes the other cats don't want to play with him!” Bowie’s owner and rescuer Maria Lloret from Spain told Bored Panda. Scroll down for our in-depth interview with Maria about the energetic and playful cat, as well as all about why you should rescue pets. Don't forget to upvote your fave photos of Bowie!

Even though the cat is named after the legendary English singer David Bowie, the owner is well aware that the celebrity didn’t actually have heterochromia. Nonetheless, the resemblance is uncanny and we wonder if the feline might have some hidden meowsical talents, too.

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Jason Strickland
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2 months ago

That is one majestic magnificent creature. I keep looking at all the colors like I'm in Willy Wonka land. The pink. The blue. The yellow. The White. The read. The brown. I capitalized White 🤔. Why the #uck did I do that. Ok, back to the kat.

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ImaDerp
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2 months ago

Belly please hooman?

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Woody
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2 months ago

OMG so beautiful!

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Like any proper cat, Bowie enjoys having a good nap and absolutely adores eating. “We haven't found a food he doesn't like,” Maria said.

“When he sees the bag of treats he always starts purring instantly. Oh! And his favorite toys are little mice (the ones with things inside, so they make sounds when you shake them). It's so funny to see him playing because he throws them in the air to catch them again,” the owner told Bored Panda all about Bowie’s playful habits.

The cat was abandoned in a park when he was just 3 months old. A local animal shelter from Maria’s seaside hometown of Benidorm found Bowie and, as fate would have it, he was about to discover his forever home.

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ImaDerp
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2 months ago

Not the needle not the needle...

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

He looks beautiful with that fabric.

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ImaDerp
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Your phone? What? You mean that plastic thing I just dropped into the pool?

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“My sister saw an advertisement looking for a family for Bowie and when we met him, we fell in love. He was obviously a beautiful cat but he was also so loving, always purring and looking for some warmth. The moment he got home, he started to eat like crazy and fell asleep in my arms,” Maria told us about Bowie’s wholesome and heartwarming first day with his new family.

Maria revealed that all of her cats have been rescues. She’s very happy. And she couldn’t imagine her life without her rescue pets.

“Rescuing an animal from a shelter instead of buying always saves lives,” she pointed out. “There are so many animals looking for a second opportunity, for a family to love them. We always try to post things about adopting black cats, for example, because we had a cat before Bowie, called Louis, that was black and not very healthy. With a little bit of time and care, he recovered to become an amazing companion. We miss him a lot.”

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ImaDerp
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2 months ago

*death glare* did you buy those treats?

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Julia Atkinson
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2 months ago

Major Tom looking out of the porthole...

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Blep

Bowie’s owner explained that black cats, older cats, cats with disabilities, and ill cats are always the last ones to get adopted. “And they are the best ones! Older cats are quieter, they won't destroy your sofa. The ones with health problems will teach you patience and what love is about. And black cats will make you the luckiest person, for sure!”

Maria added that she gets a lot of messages from people saying that Bowie the singer didn’t have heterochromia. “As Bowie's fans, we knew it when we named our cat after him. But when I saw his face, I couldn't think of a better name! With his blue and green eyes and the marking on his nose... it was the perfect name.”

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

The universe and its flip side are in his eyes.

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Hope Floats
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2 months ago

He's just beautiful and looks like he belongs in an oil painting.. (Could spend all day looking into those eyes..).

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2 months ago

Both have beautiful eyes

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Valerie G.
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2 months ago

If I fits, I sits.

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

Talk to the paw

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Heather Hayllar
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1 month ago

That was yummy mummy!

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

🎶 We'll love Aladdin Sane 🎶

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Heather Hayllar
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1 month ago

I am on the table, You gonna complain Mum?

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Dorothy Cloud
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1 month ago

Love him

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ImaDerp
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2 months ago

Bow peasant! You are coming into his majesty Bowie’s presence

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Heather Hayllar
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Love

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Who's a very pretty kitty?

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Heather Hayllar
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Make yourself comfy

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Supermodel!

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Raine Soo
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This would make a great Christmas card.

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Janine Hunt-Jackson
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How does he stay so white if hr goes outside??!

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SaraFromHell
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2 months ago

If only they lived at least 200 years...

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Julia Atkinson
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2 months ago

Invisible hind legs

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Heather Hayllar
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oooooo What I see?

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