Several pictures of a cat with a cat-shaped mark on its back have circulated online for a couple of years.
There's also a version of the image with arabic writing on it, that's currently doing the rounds on facebook.
I don't know the cat's name, but the cat has a Japanese owner who keeps a blog, ameblo.jp/usousopp
, devoted to posting pictures of it. There are hundreds of pictures of the cat up there. And here's the strange thing. In the two pictures of the cat that are circulating, the marking clearly resembles a cat. But in the pictures of the cat on the ameblo.jp blog, the marking looks slightly different. The pointy ears on the marking are gone, so the marking no longer looks as much like a cat. Though when viewed upside down, it resembles a question mark.
Perhaps the pointy-ear effect in the two photos was caused by the way the cat's skin folded. Or perhaps someone photoshopped the ears in. I'm not sure, though I'm leaning towards photoshop. I searched the site to see if I could find the pointy-ear-marking photos. (The site has an image browser feature
which made searching pretty easy.) I wanted to see if the originals differed from the versions in circulation. But I couldn't find them on the site.