ID# C-17-411

5 year old • Male

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Patrick has deep beautiful black fur, its shiny and soft. His polydactlyl "mitten paws" are adorable!

Meet the Hemingway Boys!Ernest, Jack, Gregory, and Patrick are 4 brothers who have a distinguished heritage... 3 of them are polydactyl cats. Unlike normal felines who have five front toes and four back toes, polydactyl cats have anywhere from four to seven toes per paw. The most common polydactyl cats have extra toes only on their front paws; it is rare for a cat to have polydactyl hind paws only; but the most uncommon of all is to be polydactyl on all four. Ernest, Gregory, and Patrick fit into this last category and have 6 toes on their front paws and 5 on their back. It looks as if they are wearing mittens because they appear to have a thumb on their paws. <p> Many people know about polydactyl cats because of their association with the Ernest Hemingway family. According to history, Mr. Hemingway was given a 6 toed cat by a ship's captain and from there sprang a long lineage of polydactyl felines which continue today as part of the Hemingway House and Museum in Key West, Florida. In Mr. Hemingway's day, he had the practice of naming his polydactyl cats after famous people. So in keeping with this tradition, it was decided that the 4 brothers must have the names of Ernest himself and his 3 sons – Jack, Gregory, and Patrick, who were all famous in their own right. All 4 furry boys are extremely loving and friendly kittens, as they were handled and cared for since they were just days old. Now they are wonderfully socialized little boys who are eager for attention and run to anyone who comes into their path for treats and cuddles. <p>Although brothers, they each have their own distinct personality. Patrick is extremely outgoing, loves exploring new venues and commands your attention with his daredevil stunts. Many times, when all the boys are tussling, Patrick will smartly extricate himself from the crowd and climb up onto something high so he can strategically look down on his brothers before he springs into their midst in a surprise attack. He is highly intelligent and has a deep bond with Gregory who he’s hoping will accompany him to his forever home. The Hemingway brothers will make a wonderful addition to any loving family. Will you be theirs?

My Details
Likes Cats Yes
Likes Dogs Yes
Likes Young Kids Yes


Born outside to a feral mom, brought inside when very small