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    6 toes on every foot...

    Had a brief conversation with my husband last night when he got home where I told him we were taking In a 10 week old kitten and oh, by the way, It's deformed.

    I've been doing some research and found this.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydactyl_cat

    Going to collect her later tonight and I'll take some pics and pics of her feet.

    I have had cats like this In the past and often the external deformities are the tip of the Iceberg and there's more problems Internally which lead them to have short lives.

    She was due to be dumped In the Kill Shelter so how could I say No ?

    Names.... anyone got any Idea's ? I like Caspar, Peter likes Charlie but we're stumped... any suggestions ?

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    Re: 6 toes on every foot...

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    Re: 6 toes on every foot...

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
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    Polydactyls are super common over here and I've never heard they had shorter lifespans but then it's never come up. Ernest Hemingway's cat bred a mess of polydactyls that are all over Key West Florida now, they're kind of a trademark there.

    Polydactyl Cats: The Charm of Big Feet | Mental Floss

    Super cute, I can't wait to see yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnoozeAgain View Post
    Polydactyls are super common over here and I've never heard they had shorter lifespans but then it's never come up. Ernest Hemingway's cat bred a mess of polydactyls that are all over Key West Florida now, they're kind of a trademark there.

    Polydactyl Cats: The Charm of Big Feet | Mental Floss

    Super cute, I can't wait to see yours.
    Just been reading they made their way to England as ships cats and apparently, most are descended from Maine C.oons which ties In as they are American cats.

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    That my cat ellie. Very smart cat. Very friendly cat.
    I expressly forbid the use of any of my posts anywhere outside of FG (with the exception of the incredibly witty 'get a room already' )posted recently.
    Folks who'd like to copy my intellectual work should expect to pay me for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flopstock View Post
    That my cat ellie. Very smart cat. Very friendly cat.
    I've just got her home.... Like Ellie, she's very friendly and appears sharp as they come.
    She's been treated by a Vet because she had weeping sores on all feet. This was due to where she was born, being In a urine soaked cage for the first part of her life. She's still going to need the ointment for a few weeks on her pads where the urine has burnt them.

    There's one front paw that Is quite deformed and It seems to Impede her slightly but the others although huge seem to not bother her.

    While I get dinner, she's being left alone with Oscar my Persian to get aquainted In peace and quiet. No spitting or hissing as yet so It's looking good.
    We'll keep her like that for a couple of days and then gradually Introduce her to the dogs.

    Peter will get pics after dinner.

    Oh and we've named her.... Q
    Short for Quevega

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    Here she Is.... and her front feet...
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    She looks very sweet and calm. I love tuxedo cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnoozeAgain View Post
    She looks very sweet and calm. I love tuxedo cats.
    She has a cracking pair of whiskers...

    She's curled up on my bed now fast asleep so that's a sign she feels relaxed and comfortable.

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