It is one of my life goals to some day adopt a polydactyl cat. Polydactyl cats often times have a difficult time finding homes! People find their extra toes distasteful or assume the cats will have health problems (which is untrue with very rare exceptions!) Sailors considered them to be good luck and Earnest Hemingway was a great lover of polydactyl cats, earning them the nickname “Hemingway cats.”
Yesterday was Black Cat Appreciation Day! Black animals have a hard time getting adopted, and black cats have it especially rough around Halloween. I drew a few portraits of black cats available around the NYC area for my pal Katie’s Drawdoption project! They’ll be posted over the course of the week.