Pierre…the Polydactyl, Maine Coon, Hemingway cat…

I got an early birthday present…

When I got home from work yesterday the wife wasn’t home. I said, “Hey” to Geronimo the caffineted kitten (who was passed out on the couch) and went about my business.

Thus, I was…just a bit…surprised when an additional and fairly large cat stuck his head through the door and said hello at me.

Meet Pierre…the Maine Coon. He’s about 4 years old and 15 pounds or so. Very sweet. Very well behaved.

Pierre, precariously perched, pondering his predicament.

Pierre, precariously perched, pondering his predicament.

His story is a sad one. He was abandoned by his owners when they moved out of their apartment. The manager kept him a couple weeks, sure that they would come back for him, but alas, they did not. Jerks. After a few weeks the manager took him to the shelter where my Mom, conspiring with my wife of course, rescued him to help fill the space left in our household by the loss of Casper, our previous Maine Coon.

With the caffinated kitten, we are now up to our full compliment of cats. That should last us for 15 years or so.

Mantle cat.

Mantle cat.

Relaxing after work

Comfortable cat

Comfortable cat

Now, take a good look at his feet…

Seven toes!

Seven toes!

He’s got seven toes on his front feet! Six on his back ones. This makes him a Hemingway Cat! Also known as a Polydactyl Cat. This trait is more common in Maine Coons in general, and with their strength and large frame and muscle structure, makes them very sure footed.

Anyway, a cool cat! Smiles are already spreading about the household…

Daniel Meyer

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3 Responses to Pierre…the Polydactyl, Maine Coon, Hemingway cat…

  1. rainewalker says:

    What a handsome guy! The cat, I mean, lol…well, okay…you too :).

  2. Bryce Lee says:

    Pierre eh? Pointy things on all appendages like Casper?
    You got yourself two wild cats…that orange one and this monster.
    Now are both males? Both fixed so you don’t have orange coon kittens running around? I love the photography of you with Pierre stretched across your ponderous girth…looks like you’ve got another critter as a bed warmer.

    And what of the downtown property with the tower?
    What is to be come of it?

    Methinks a trip to Texas is in order come next year…about five days from here, oh and four orders at the border!

    In the meantime figure out how to carry two wild cats on the motorcycle?


    Bryce Lee
    BTW minus 15 degrees Celsius here with the wind chill and yes the roads are no salted and sanded account slippery roads and snow.

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