Fredrick and Lilly both have extra toes on each paw. Cutting their nails is a real challenge! Cats that have extra toes like this are called Polydactyl or Hemingway cats. The extra toes don’t get in their way, inhibit their ability to walk, and are a health concern. They do make the kittens look SUPER CUTE, though! Fredrick, has huge feet and looks so funny prancing around.
If you want to learn more about Hemingway cats, here is a few links that I used for research:
- My go to Wiki search
- Cute pictures of other Hemingway cats
- Hemingway Home
- Responsible Pet Ownership Blog
Let us know if your cat has any extra toes or if you have any questions!
- Do you own a Hemingway cat? (littlecreekvet.wordpress.com)
- Who Wouldn’t Want More Cute Kitty Toes to Love? (cheezburger.com)
- Hemingway and the Lion (espliego.wordpress.com)
- 9 Non-Literary Reasons to Love Ernest Hemingway (flavorwire.com)
- Girl And Her Ridiculously Adorable Kitten Perform A Nerdy Love Song (kotaku.com)