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Paw thing: Forget the nine lives, meet the cat with 26 toes ...
DailyMail ^ | Decamber 9 , 2011 | Leon Watson

Posted on 12/09/2011 9:21:39 AM PST by algernonpj

In a reversal of fortunes, a once-unwanted cat has come to the rescue of an animal shelter in need of a new home.

However, this orange-and-white tabby named Daniel is no typical cat.

He has a near-record 26 toes, a phenomenon that is helping the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center in Wisconsin raise money to relocate to a new building. ...

'I've always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and this is definitely the case,' said Amy Rowell, owner of Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center in Greendale.

She found Daniel in October at animal control when she went to pick up another cat. As she bent down to that cat's cage, Daniel stuck his paw out and poked her head.

The shelter takes in animals that might otherwise be euthanised. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cat; kittyping; polydactal; rescue
Daniel has two extra toes on each of his feet because of a genetic mutation called polydactylism



Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center in Wisconsin

They've collected enough so far to secure the financing with about $80,000 raised since October 24, but they hope to raise $120,000 by December 23 so they can become even more financially stable.

Around $50,000 of the money raised has come from $26 donations.


1 posted on 12/09/2011 9:21:47 AM PST by algernonpj
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To: Slings and Arrows

Rescued kitty help rescue center ping.


2 posted on 12/09/2011 9:23:44 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj; Slings and Arrows

PING this one over to Slings And Arrows. :)=^..^=


3 posted on 12/09/2011 9:24:18 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: algernonpj

This is them genetically adapting to use can openers, not a good thing for us humans...


4 posted on 12/09/2011 9:25:26 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

ROFL ... I had one that figured out what door knobs do. Good thing he didn’t have an opposable thumb.


5 posted on 12/09/2011 9:31:50 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj
Daniel has two extra toes on each of his feet because of a genetic mutation called polydactylism

Caused by his parents reading too many Hemingway novels.

6 posted on 12/09/2011 9:34:59 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: algernonpj

Awww...what a pretty kitty.

You have to love FR. Here’s a kitty-rescue story in Milwaukee, WI, USA; reported in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper; and the story gets world-wide distribution to freedom-loving peoples courtesy of Jim Robinson!


7 posted on 12/09/2011 9:39:19 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: algernonpj

We had an Albino named Pi (passed away last year at 17). He learned to jump up onto the top of an evaporative cooler in the atrium, and from there he would jump at/onto the handle of the sliding door adjacent to the cooler, and ride on the door handle until the door was opened for him to walk outside, and play.


8 posted on 12/09/2011 9:46:54 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Abathar

Many years ago we had a BIG polydactyl guy. He could open doors.


9 posted on 12/09/2011 9:47:55 AM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: algernonpj

It looks like it has an extra paw attached to the dew claw.

10 posted on 12/09/2011 9:48:14 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: algernonpj
Another view of Daniels toes.

11 posted on 12/09/2011 9:51:09 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

I’d take this kitteh in a heartbeat.


12 posted on 12/09/2011 9:51:56 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Lx

I would too, but it means even more bloodshed on bath day though...


13 posted on 12/09/2011 10:05:53 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: algernonpj

Hi algernonpj,

Thank you for posting this. I have a cat that looks just like this one. His name is Simon. He spends most of the night opening the bottom kitchen cabinets and pulling everything out of them. It doesn’t matter if it’s a drawer or a cabinet door. When I get up in the morning, I find all kinds of things on the floor. It’s become a game for him.

Simon also opens folding doors and has been jumping on the bathroom handle to get it to open. I’m sure he’ll succeed soon.


14 posted on 12/09/2011 10:14:35 AM PST by SamiGirl
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To: algernonpj

The vet would probably charge double to de-claw this guy!


15 posted on 12/09/2011 10:21:56 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: humblegunner

kitty ping


16 posted on 12/09/2011 10:29:18 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: algernonpj

My old cat”skanky merlin” had 26 toes,7 each on the front feet and 6 each on the back. He also had the longest fangs that hung out of his mouth so I also called him vampire kitty. He died about a month ago...


17 posted on 12/09/2011 10:35:36 AM PST by shotgun
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To: shotgun

Condolences. Doesn’t it just break your heart?


18 posted on 12/09/2011 10:46:48 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj; Biggirl; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

19 posted on 12/09/2011 11:03:56 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: fishtank

That’s what polydactylism is - the extra toes are really a tiny paw.


20 posted on 12/09/2011 11:10:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: KarlInOhio

“Farewell to Arms”
“Hello to Toes”


21 posted on 12/09/2011 11:16:35 AM PST by Erasmus
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To: shotgun

Do you have a picture of skanky merlin you could share?


22 posted on 12/09/2011 11:24:06 AM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: algernonpj

That’s a huge MITT. Maybe Mittens can use him in a campaign ad.


23 posted on 12/09/2011 12:22:28 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: shotgun

So sorry to hear that you lost your vampire cat, skanky merlin. It’s tough to lose a longtime companion you loved and who loved you. Leaves a hole in your life, it does, and takes a long time to recover yourself again. You have my deepest sympathy and understanding.


24 posted on 12/09/2011 12:44:56 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: algernonpj

So did my Kato Katlin, RIP.


25 posted on 12/09/2011 12:46:26 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Nightshift

GNIP


26 posted on 12/09/2011 3:22:33 PM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: shotgun
My old cat”skanky merlin” had 26 toes,7 each on the front feet and 6 each on the back. He also had the longest fangs that hung out of his mouth so I also called him vampire kitty. He died about a month ago...

I'm very sorry for your loss. I lost a cat back in June, he was only 10, had cancer. We kept him going at a fair quality of life for two months though. We still have his sister and mother along with an unrated male cat that was a protege to him. BTW, I had a cat with long fangs too, Pansy, she was a tiny diluted calico, she lived to be 19 years and 8 days. She passed from lymphoma and had thyroid problems, the latter was under control. She was tough, I'd say if it wasn't for cancer, she might be with us today, she'd be 24.
27 posted on 12/09/2011 5:28:41 PM PST by Nowhere Man ("People should not fear their government, their government should fear the people." - V for Vendetta)
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28 posted on 12/09/2011 6:37:43 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Factaldactyl!


29 posted on 12/09/2011 6:56:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: shotgun

Very sorry about your kitty. So sad when pets go.


30 posted on 12/09/2011 7:58:18 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: pabianice; shotgun

Before you like, open the tissues:

http://www.moggies.co.uk/stories/cats_eulogy.html


31 posted on 12/10/2011 6:51:19 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: pabianice; shotgun

Should read, before you open link. I think I need a gallon of coffee this a.m.


32 posted on 12/10/2011 6:54:56 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Erasmus

Took me by surprise, and I laughed out loud! Thanks.


33 posted on 12/10/2011 6:55:01 AM PST by Judith Anne (For rhe sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.)
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