Meet Anna

So who is this week’s Critter Spotlight? None other than the polydactyl puddy tat, Anna! We have a soft spot for rescue critters, and Anna is just one of the rescue critters we have taken in over the years. She came from a local shelter and was only about 6 months old when we got her. How anyone could not want this long haired beauty, I have no clue. But I am glad she needed a home, because we lover her, and all her oddities.

As I mentioned, Anna is polydactyl. That means she has more toes on her paws then a normal cat. A “normal” Cat has 18 toes. Anna has a total of 24. The world record for number of toes on a cat is 28. Even though she is 4 toes short of the world record, she has MORE than enough toe nails to prick the heck out of you when she jumps on you or to get herself stuck to blankets and furniture!

I love Anna’s big “mitten” looking paws. And while I wonder if the shape slows her down or causes her pain, she doesn’t seem to let it stop her from living life to the fullest. Well, the fullest a cat’s life can be, which mainly consists of napping in sunbeams. Don’t get me wrong, Anna has had an adventure or two in her life, such as the time she went to kindergarten for show and tell. While the kids loved the big, fluffy kitty, Anna wasn;t to sure about the whole ordeal.

Besides her many toes, Anna has some other quirks, like sticking her tongue out a lot. Now I know it is just her way of tasting the smells around her, but she looks so ridiculous with it always out. She also has a major thing for licking her own hind end and chewing on the base of her tail area. It wouldn’t be so bad, but she makes all sorts of really gross sound while doing it. Oh and have I can’t forget to mention her flatulence! She could man a grown man’s eyes water when she lets loose.

Anna is not a very playful cat. She has never really been one for cat nip toys or dangling fish, but she is very curious. She spend the majority of her day atop the leopard gecko’s pen. I don’t know if they are friends, or Anna is trying to figure out a way to eat the lizard. She also has a thing for Christmas trees, but then again, I have never met a cat that doesn’t take a Christmas tree as a personal challenge, much like my hubby at the all you can eat Chinese buffet.

While she is a lousy mouser, farts worse than a grown man, and makes rude noises on a daily bases, how can you not help but love that fluffy face? She is my stinky cat, and I am so glad she is a part of our family.

10 thoughts on “Meet Anna

  1. She is so pretty! Looks a lot like my Max….he is also a rescue kitty. I'm glad you mentioned farts, though. I was just asking someone the other day if cats got gas! They didn't know….now we do! I'm always learning something from you!! Dona

  2. She's a beauty! The reason she licks and chews the area is because of the flatulence. Lol The flatulence is probably because something in her diet doesn't agree with her. We had a stray that adopted us years ago and the vet and I finally discovered after many trails and errors it was the meal byproducts in her kibble. 🙂

  3. Aw, bless her! Anna looks like a real sweetie, despite her shortcomings. Thank you for sharing these sweet pictures of you gorgeous cat with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop, Mindie.

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