Thumb Fun, Eh?

– – Jimmy the cat is a polydactyl cat, sometimes referred to as a Hemingway cat because the writer Ernest Hemingway grew to love them after being given a six-toed cat.  Extra digits are a fairly common physical anomaly that’s sometimes caused by a genetic defect.  With an extra toe, Jimmy the cat can give the famous thumbs-up gesture made famous by the Henry Winkler super-cool character Fonzie on the 1970’s show “Happy Days.” He’s currently enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame on youtube.

The official Guinness World Record holder for the cat with the most digits is Jake, a Canadian cat with 27 digits.  A 29-toed cat from Hoboken in the U.S. named Bandit is in the process of applying for recognition…

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5 Comments on “Thumb Fun, Eh?”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Two thumbs’ up for Jimmy. And, I shall keep my fingers hopefully crossed for Jake. 🙂

  2. carycomic Says:

    Meaning, I hope Bandit doesn’t rob him of the title. 🙂


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