Friday, October 23, 2015

Shine, the Polydactyl Cat with a Few Extra Toes

Hemingway Museum's "Shine"
Key West, Florida

Sine is named for Shine Forbes, Hemingway's boxing buddy.  Polydactyl paws make Shine appear to be wearing gloves.

This cat postcard is postmarked in 2015 with a yummy bird stamp. ;-)

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A polydactyl cat is a cat born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws.

Normal cats have a total of 18 toes, with five toes on each front paw and four toes on each hind paw; polydactyl cats may have as many as eight digits on their front and/or hind paws. Jake, a Canadian polydactyl cat with 28 toes, was recognised by Guinness World Records as having the highest number of toes on a cat.
USA stamp 2015
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