Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday Toesies and Opt to Adopt

I love love love Leo's paws! Extra toes are just so cool looking, and feeling. Leo lets me toy with his front paws, but does not like me to mess with his back ones. Which is a shame because the back feet have extra toes too.

He actually grumbles at me when I clip the back claws! He doesn't like having his front ones clipped, but he just tries to pull it away and gives me the most pathetic look like 'how could you do this to me, I thought you loved me." But the back, "grrrr no touchie mommy!"

There are at least two extra toes on each front foot, one extra on each back. One of the extra claws on the fronts have odd claws. One one foot it's normal looking just very large and thick. On the other the claw is flat and slightly wavy. There is hardly any vein in it so it gets cut into a tiny square when I trim them, (this is how the vet told me to do it).

I just trimmed claws this week (on both kitties, and medicated and gave a preventative flea treatment, they were NOT happy!) When I trim, he usually hides the paws from me for a while, but I caught him sleeping and showing his flat wonky square claw off a little! And the picture shows I didn't cut it quite short enough.. but it works for now, he'll just have to have them trimmed a little sooner next time, poor guy!



I may look like I'm sleepin' but just try touching my freshly massacred claws and I'll show you that they still work.. Ok, maybe not, but I'll leave!



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Oh boy are there cute kitties in the Winnie's Wish cathouse! Oh boy do they need their forever home! Are you their people? Do you know their people? Can you share them somewhere so we can see if their people see them from you?? Won't you help be the miracle for them? Please help someone (or you!) Opt to Adopt a darling from Winnie's Wish!


Here are just a few of the sweet kitties. You can see the rest on the sidebar of the Daily Dose blog!

Autumn, Shiloh and Truly were three kittens when they were rescued. They were found in a very remote place with no homes nearby. Chrystal and her family drove back and forth, forty five minutes each way, for around three weeks to capture kittens they thought they saw. That's dedication!


They assumed that the three were siblings, but Autumn is now believed to be several months older than the other two. Not old enough to be their mom, but too old to be their sibling. She's a very friendly kitty and loves other cats. She'd love a family of her own and if you already have other kitties in your house, she'd adore them.


 
Truly was the first of the three to be captured, she walked up to them when the others darted into the brush. She is a small sweetheart who gets along with other kitties and loves attention. She would probably be fine on her own, but her brother, Shiloh, would really like to be with her.


Shiloh was the last to be captured, and how he kept disappearing is a huge mystery once they finally had their hands on him. He had a badly broken back leg, poor guy. He had surgery the very next day. There were also fractures in his hip bone but there was nothing that could be done for that. He's all healed up now and I don't believe he even acts like he knows there was ever an injury.

Shiloh is shy, but he loves his sister Truly. He's a sweet kitty, not aggressive, and he does like attention. He would do well with someone who could give him time to adjust, and hopefully, please, his security blanket sister.








17 comments:

Katie Isabella said...

Leo you are such a good good man cat to allow your many MANY claws to be cut. I know my mom would love to hold your paws. She has never experienced extra toesies.

Brian said...

Those toes are very, very special! We would love to see some forever homes for those cuties too!

Sue Kottwitz said...

Such sweethearts! Sharing.

Sparkle said...

Binga acts like someone is trying to kill her when she gets her claws trimmed! Boodie and I don't mind pawdicures.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

That would be the downside of having extra toes.. the extra attention that comes with it..

Photo Cache said...

It's a battle giving kitties pawdicures, so I let the hubby do it while I give the kitty scritches. Still we would end up with a scratch or two depending on the cat's mood.

Leo we didn't know you have extra toes, that's pawsome.

Emma and Buster

Cathy Keisha said...

No one will ever touch my claws. Bwa ha ha. I can’t believe Autumn hasn’t been adopted yet.

RedSetter said...

I just love Red's big soft paws but Leo's are gorgeous. Somehow when I cut my cats nails we always seem to be one leg down. I have no idea where they put it but they always manage to tuck one up their back or into their coat!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Leo has wonderful polydactyl toes! Our previous polydactyl cat had issues with his wonky claw wanting to grow into a circle if it wasn't cut. We wish someone had explained to us to cut it square like that!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

*I* do not allow myself to be clippy-clawed--no no NO, I do not. The only time that has EVER happened me is when I was knocked out stone cold at the Stabby Place, and believe me, my claws were not the most impawtant thing I lost!

The Cat From Hell said...

Surprisingly, mes Nellie is the easiest one to clip the claws on, but thats because me has been having Mommy clip them for 14 years and mes knows that its going to happen whether me likes it or not.
Kisses
Nellie

LP said...

I don't like my back claws trimmed either Leo! I even growl a bit to scare my Mama but she just ignores me. How rude!

Esme

and the critters in the cottage xo

Dogs N Pawz said...

Hope they find forever homes soon! Sharing.

Bellen said...

Two extra toes on each front foot! Wow, Leo got more than his share. Maybe he needs them to cope with Star's attitude.

The Indulged Furries said...

Claw trims aren't my favorite either but the human is pretty skilled at it so it's not a terrible ordeal. But you have so many special claws to trim I'm sure you must have to be extra patient.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I'll be over in a while to help you shred. As if clipping YOUR claws could save her precious furniture--HA! XOXOXO

Clooney said...

Love Leo's floofy toesies and his fluffy fur coat! Thanks for dropping by on my Gotcha Day!