Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mutant kitten in West Buechel

His name was Poly Annie until his little furry black male nubbies were spotted upon close examination. Now his name is Poly Andy. He is a little . . .  smaller than my shoe . . . fuzzy black kitten. He is very difficult to photograph. So far, the snapshots I've taken of him look like nothing but blurry shadows with eyes.

Most normal cats have five toes on each of their front feet and four toes on each of the hind feet, for a total of eighteen toes. If a cat has more  than 18 toes, it is called a polydactyl. Jake, a Canadian polydactyl cat with 28 toes, was recognized by Guinness World Records as having the highest number of toes on a cat.

Poly Andy has 24 toes. Six on each of his four feet.

At first we called him Annie, after Little Orphan Annie, since we though he was female.

When we spotted his extra toes, his name changed to Polly Annie, in recognition of his extra digits.

When it became apparent that he was not female, his name shifted to Polly Andy.

He was most likely born feral, but he has no taste for life in the wild. He likes the indoors just fine and he has little fear of humans. He is sitting in my lap right now.

I'll sell him for $150 to a good home. For $1000, I won't check your references.

Photos soon, maybe.

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