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"Chia"/Yellow Heart

Domestic Shorthair
Picture of "Chia"/Yellow Heart, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Concord, NC  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.

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Chi-B, ChiBay, Chia Pet

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-extra toe(s) -cat rescue

June 25th 2008


sitting in the window

strangers in the house

Favorite Toy:
laser light

Favorite Nap Spot:
the bed

Favorite Food:
anything canned

giving the thumbs up


Arrival Story:
Chia was lost in the woods across the street! We could hear her crying but could not see her because it was dark. We calmly talked to her for hours and could hear that she was moving closer and closer. Finally she was in the yard by the patio but it took an hour to catch her. She was tiny and fit in our hand.

Chia is very special! She is a calico polydactyl or Hemingway kitty! Of course the other thing that makes her so special is her big yellow heart! Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway was one of the more famous lovers of polydactyl cats, after being first given a six-toed cat by a ship's captain. Upon Hemingway's death in 1961, his former home in Key West, Florida, became a museum and a home for his cats, and it currently houses approximately fifty descendants of his cats (about half of which are polydactyl). Because of his love for these animals, Hemingway cat, or simply Hemingway, is a slang term which has come to describe polydactyls (Michael Palin describes one such cat named "Bill Clinton" he found at a former residence of Hemingway's in Key West during the filming of his "Hemingway Adventure" special. Other nicknames include "boxers" or "boxing cats", "mitten cats", "thumb cats", "six-finger cats", "Boston Thumb Cats", "Cardi-cats" and "double-pawed cats" (a misnomer since there is a specific double paw condition).

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
I have a big yellow heart!

I've Been On Catster Since:
April 29th 2009 More than 7 years!

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