Cats in the News!

@ElicBxn (60892)
United States
October 17, 2009 10:34am CST
How many toes does your cat have? Well, Mr. Toes has a few more than the average cat. http://www2.nbc4i.com/cmh/news/national/article/cat_with_24_toes_is_the_talk_of_the_town/24943/?pickme
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
17 Oct 09
never tried to count them lol
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I did once to prove a point to the former roommate and the cat was just freaking out, she was backing up and trying to get away from me, it was so funny! Of course, she only had the normal 18 toes
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Oct 09
lolololol cool
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@owlwings (40140)
• Cambridge, England
17 Oct 09
Actually, cats with more toes than usual are not at all uncommon. There are several breeds of cat in which six toes on the front paws are quite frequent. The cat doesn't suffer because of it and all toes (and the claws) usually work normally. I think that 24 toes is unusual, however! Humans also can be born with more digits than usual. It is more common to find six toes on the feet than five fingers and a thumb, though that is not unknown. As with the cats, the extra digits are usually functional and normal, not vestigial in any way. The trait usually runs in families because, of course, it is genetic.
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I know that, but I've never had one and I've had over 50 cats run thru the house Never had a manx or a hairless one either - in fact, only had about 6-8 long haired ones...
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@Hatley (164389)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Oct 09
hi ElicBxn I am going to have to look that one up, I would love to see a kitty that has twenty four toes. wow.I do so miss not being able to have a cat, of course if I wanted to pay one hundred dollars more which I do not have,per month here at the Gold Crest retirement center I could have a cat. But I cannot afford that so have just got to admire those few here who do have cats. When I did have a cat it only had the normal amount of toes, darn.
@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I've run probably close to 50+ cats thru the house and never had a poly...
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Oct 09
[b]Hiya, "cousin!" I'd love to see this poly-dactyl cat--but after copying your URL up there, & pasting it into "search," it basically just gave me a screen that repeated part of the URL! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?[/b]
@savak03 (6676)
• United States
17 Oct 09
The link is active in the email notifier.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Oct 09
[b]Savak--what is that, & where do I locate it? Maggiepie "Obama is an 'undocumented worker'"[/b]
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
17 Oct 09
if you go from the email - or when you copy it, check to see if there are any breaks in the link...
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
18 Oct 09
I just ran out the back and took a look at both my cats’ paws and they both have the normal amount of toes, darn it! No Mr or Mrs Toes around here! The real Mr Toes is gorgeous and he sounds as though he has a lovely nature as well. I have actually heard of humans who were born with extra digits but not cats and not so many! Thanks for sharing this Elic!
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
18 Oct 09
well, they are often called "Hemingway" cats because Ernest Hemingway had a bunch of them in Key West. They are also frequent in the Boston/New England area and, for some reason, tho not widely known, Bastrop Texas...
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
18 Oct 09
That's interesting. I've just learn something new. Thanks...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Sorry, i don't have a cat. Sometimes i think i must be the only one on mylot that doesn't have one,lol.
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
17 Oct 09
we could fix that, my friend....
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I had a feeling u were going to say something like that. I'm safe u are too far away to bring me a cat, lol.
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
18 Oct 09
He looks very happy. What a sweetie. The cat I had had six toes on each of it's front paws. It looked like his little paws were almost perfectly round because of his toe location..
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
18 Oct 09
awww, I want a "toedy" kitty!!!
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Don't you wonder what happened to cause this to certain animals and not others? I sure do but thankfully they don't know the difference and are able to live a happy life, that is, if they're in a good home which this one seems to be. She said she's having him neutered soon but that won't deter the "girls" from seeing how sexy he is. LMBO! That's really cute!! lol
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
17 Oct 09
yeah, well, might make the girl cats not see it, but the human girls will probably continue to fawn all over him
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Oh he is sooo cute. It is nice that he found a loving home. I used to have a cat that 6 toes on each front foot but that's the most that I have seen.
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
17 Oct 09
he is a cutie, he's got such a sweet face...
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• United States
18 Oct 09
my calico has more than that-she has 7,6 front 6,6 back..so,25. there's a picture of her (tearing up a phonebook) in my profile if you wanted to see her:)
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
18 Oct 09
but you can't see her toes real well, you need to contact these people and let them know - if she'll be a classy show girl for them and let them take pix of her toes!
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• United States
22 Oct 09
LOL i'm afraid she'd be more than happy to show her toes..and claws she can be a bad girl sometimes. her brother (the cat in the santa hat also in profile)is also multi-toed,but she has way more than him.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
24 Oct 09
i havent noticed that except that i have the experience that they can scratch very well but the news which you have provided is so amazing.
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
25 Oct 09
I was holding off one of my cats because he needs a nail trim as he was sinking nails in my nice shirt - silly cat
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Oct 09
Aww--he's a cutie. I actually had a poly cat...though not that many extra toes, Footie had six toes on each of his front paws. Did you know Hemingway was a nutcase about cats and especially the poly cats? even in his will, he instructed that poly-toed cats weren't to be fixed--his estate has a LOT of kitties roaming around
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
19 Oct 09
I think the museum only keeps one queen and a couple of distantly related toms but they are always polys... Yeah, Hemingway was a bit of a nutcase about a lot of things...
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Very intersting story. a cat with 24 toes. who would have tought such a cat would be living the good life with his owners. lol.
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
18 Oct 09
good life indeed!
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Our newest addition, Eli, who is named after the NY Giants quarterback, is a big white love of a cat who has 6 toes on front and back feet. He is a wonderful cat, and we are so lucky he was at the shelter when we got there. You can do anything with him, and he'll just purr.
@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I don't have any with extra toes, but I do have a few that I can do anything with - and then some who are all affectionate until you mess with them and then are as bad as the ferals!
@BarBaraPrz (21679)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Oct 09
Looks more like two hands on each arm...
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
17 Oct 09
yeah, those extra toes make them look like they are wearing baseball mitts...
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