The Polydactyl Cats of Hemingway House- Key West, Florida

I visited Hemingway House in Key West in late December 2012. One of the main features of the house were the polydactyl cats. Supposed to be the descendants of one original polydactyl cat given to Hemingway by a ship’s captain- all the 50-60 cats in the house carry the polydactyl gene if they don’t visibly have 6 toes. I think Hemingway House was one of the first cat cafe concept houses in the world!


9 Comments Add yours

  1. nivs24 says:

    ❤ Cats are so precious

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Cats rock!

      1. nivs24 says:

        have posted one for you today!

      2. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

        I loved it- kitty looks a bit scrawny though- hope it’s getting enough food 😦

      3. nivs24 says:

        No idea if he gets enough food, this was in a village. But he had an identical twin! And they were playing very robustly. So don’t worry, scrawny he may be, he is cheerful and happy.

      4. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

        That’s very good to know. I hope he keeps well!

  2. Lav says:

    You pay for privilege of doing selfies with these cats…;)

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      One part of me wants to go back there again and squish them all! Sigh!

  3. Nirmala says:

    I love cats !

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