Monday, November 16, 2015

My Boys - Part 3 - Smokey

This is my boy Smokey.  Smokey is about 8 or 9 years old now.  We are not really sure how old he is really.  We got him from this crazy woman that used to live with us.  (don't ask, it wasn't a good time in my life!)

Smokey is a polydactyl, meaning he has 6 toes on each back foot and and 7 on each front foot. The real interesting thing about Smokey is that all of his extra digits all work, they flex, they all have claws in them.  Usually polydactyl cats extra toes are just for decoration, but not smokey, he's the real deal.

The moment I saw this cat I knew I had to have him.  He is a Russian blue and he is very friendly. and he loves to talk!  He can also balance walk any fence and he's a skilled hunter having caught many mice, birds and moles.  Needless
to say, I have never had a rodent problem with smokey around.

Although I did not get Smokey from a shelter, I like to think that I did rescue him.  The person that had him before us did not care very well for any of her 4 cats or dog.  All of which have died by now.

Smokey is actually my first boy as I have had him longer than any of my other animals.  He is very pretty and extremely photogenic and I swear sometimes he poses for the camera!  He is without a doubt a lap cat as he is always wanting to be on my lap!  He also loves to be held, so I usually sling him over my shoulder like a baby.