My friend Emely has a cat with quite a few extra toes. His name is Junior, and he has 26 toes, which is one toe less than the cat in the Guiness Book of World Records. They’re called Hemingway Cats, or Polydactyl Cats. We had at least one or two when I was a kid. Junior is an extra large cat, and acts like a dog. A dog that fetches lollipops and only when they’re in the wrapper. When he is standing up and facing you, it looks like he is wearing oven mitts. He is actually kinda hard to photograph in all his glory, but I still tried last month when we were having girls’ night at Emely’s house.
Emely got the best view of his feet, though, when he was using his paws as hands and helping himself to her ice cream: