Many Feet

Looking pensive and almost a little sad in this photo, Pearl is actually intently following a toy mouse I am waving around on the floor. Pearl is a polydactal cat which means she has extra toes on each of her feet. It is said that Halifax, being a port city, has a high concentration of polydactal cats because sailor's believed cats with extra toes were good luck (and better mousers!!). Polydactal cats are also known as 'Boston Thumb Cats' and 'Hemingway Cats'.