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Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 25 July 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.


Decker is a polydactyly cat, also called mitten foot. He was born with six toes on each front paw instead of the usual five. His brother, Black, just has regular feet.

Black & Decker were living wild in the field behind our house when they decided to move in with us because they liked the "all they could eat" buffet.

SONY DSC-F828 1/80 second F/2.8 ISO 64 51 mm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

So sweet! :)

25 Jul 2009 8:39am

@Ana Lúcia: Aren't cats great!?

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

So cute!

25 Jul 2009 10:06am

@Eleftheria: Thanks.

Mina Salemi from Iran

:)) great

25 Jul 2009 11:11am

@Mina Salemi: Thanks.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Cute. She and her brother have found a good place with you.

25 Jul 2009 1:49pm

@Viewfinder: They seem to think so.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


25 Jul 2009 8:17pm

@john4jack: Cool feet, huh?

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Very cool that like double claws? Posing nicely of course ;)

25 Jul 2009 10:00pm

@Lambspun: No, there is still just one claw on each toe, but there is just an extra toe, and it looks like they have big mittens on.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Yo!...he looks cool...lovely shot

26 Jul 2009 3:14am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thanks.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

A natural model! Lovely shot!

26 Jul 2009 12:25pm

@Sarah: A "ham" for sure. Thanks.

Hjulbentamannen from Eskilstuna, Sweden

Sweet cat!

26 Jul 2009 1:58pm

@Hjulbentamannen: The sweetest cat ever!

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Haha- when they decided to move in with us. So so true. You have a cute Decker here :)

28 Jul 2009 3:52pm

@Bethany: Thanks. I don't think I ever saw a cat that was not cute in some way. ;-)))

JTF from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wow that's kinda special, he is really a bigfoot then.....

But he's adorable, what a wonderful face, love the expression in his eyes..
and big foots can be handy

5 Oct 2009 3:03pm

@JTF: Yes, polydactal cats are wonderful.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very cute shot ! I love your title... it fits really well ;)

30 Dec 2009 10:37am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fantastic share, Barbara. Thanks for posting the link to this from the post by Steven.

13 Dec 2013 4:31am

1/80 second
ISO 64
51 mm