RE: Polydactyly in cats page 2
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Anonymous:i have not long found out about these - as i have a 10 week old polydactyl kitten, it just looks like she has thumbs!
Anonymous:There are lots of them in Key West, Florida. The cats are known as Hemingway cats because the famous author, Ernest Hemingway, had a number of them. You'll find them all over the island, treated as special pets with free run in the stores, parks, etc. His home there is now a Hemingway Museum and the non-profit that runs it cares for a number of the cats and sells the kittens as fundraisers. They are very selective about who gets to adopt them.
Locally, in our neighborhood, about ten years ago, there was an enormous black and white male, a tuxedo cat, that started wanting in at the back door. Clean, groomed, no collar or tags, well-mannered and always willing to have a bite to eat!
He had a six toe thing going on. He was in and out for two years and then he disappeared. The original owners searched for him but he was never seen again. We compared noted and figured out that he was visiting a half dozen homes in the area. No wonder he was so darn big! Some people had moved and that was probably when he went. They probably thought he was a stray like a lot of us did.
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