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Yoo-Hoooooo Hissy!! Would Prowler like to be a godkitten??

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Thread Starter 
MA, this was just down the street from you! Well, not down the street, more like 400 miles, but really! Just like little Prowler! I thought the membership might like to read about a human Prowler.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...webbaby25.html
post #2 of 29
oh wow its a real baby??
post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by fwan
oh wow its a real baby??

It is indeed! I remember when I met Prowler for the first time - it was the first time I had even seen a polydactyl in person!
post #4 of 29
Would be interesting to be sure to see this little one.
post #5 of 29
Wow! I didn't know that happened to humans. This kid should really be a great pianist when he grows up.
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
Wow! I didn't know that happened to humans. This kid should really be a great pianist when he grows up.

YEAH!
post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
Wow! I didn't know that happened to humans. This kid should really be a great pianist when he grows up.
From what I've read, it's more common than we think. The extra fingers/toes are often removed shortly after birth and the child never knows they had them.
post #8 of 29
I've seen plenty of extra fingers/toes on babies. Like the article said, often they are just tied off. It's really unusual for them to have bones that are attached.
post #9 of 29
I, too, have seen babies born with extra digits. I've cared for a child with extra digits that did have a bone and blood supply, but he had a specific syndrome similar to Downs Syndrome.
post #10 of 29
I've seen this once. It was a little boy (3-4 days old) with an extra "finger" on his right hand next to his pinkie. Before that, I had never seen that before.
I never thought that it was that common though.....
post #11 of 29
i often claim i have a tail because i have a red spot on my lower back where the "tail" bone is. But my mum doesnt believe me
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by fwan
i often claim i have a tail because i have a red spot on my lower back where the "tail" bone is. But my mum doesnt believe me


post #13 of 29
(Note: I didn't write the story. I can't even remember the author or the title. So if it sounds genetically less than feasible, blame the currently anonymous author.)

There was a couple who kept a cattery. In one carefully planned and highly anticipated litter, there was an unusual kitten. Being true ailurophiles, they decided to give this kitten to the perfect person.

Eventually, all of the kittens were claimed...except that one. Many people asked about her. But the cattery keepers wouldn't let her go.

Finally, three months after the kitten was born, a man called from across the country. He told the breeders that he needed that kitten, and that he was willing to start driving that very minute to pick her up.

A few days later, he showed up on their doorstep, clearly exhausted. He asked to see the kitten. She was a perfect little platinum Burmese...except for the fact that she was polydactyl.

The man held up his hands and showed the cattery keepers two matching scars. "That's where my sixth fingers were removed," he told them.

The kitten accompanied him on his trip home.

(On an off note, does anyone know the title and/or the author's name?)

-Qit
post #14 of 29
That's so interesting!!
post #15 of 29
I can handle it in cats, but the thought of a person having extra digits kinda freaks me out. No offence.
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I can handle it in cats, but the thought of a person having extra digits kinda freaks me out. No offence.
From your other posts on the subject, it doesn't sound like you can "handle it" in cats. It seems like it just freaks you out, period.

-Qit
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No, it's a different issue with cats 'Qit' I disagree with any cats being bred that have this deformity.
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
No, it's a different issue with cats 'Qit' I disagree with any cats being bred that have this deformity.
Please refer to my question about Manx cats.

-Qit
post #19 of 29
Where do I find that?
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
Wow! I didn't know that happened to humans. This kid should really be a great pianist when he grows up.

post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Where do I find that?
Under "Cats With Thumbs."

And I will give you this: If you don't think Manx cats should be bred, at least you're not a hypocrite.

-Qit
post #22 of 29
No I'm not a hypocrite, thanks!
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I can handle it in cats, but the thought of a person having extra digits kinda freaks me out. No offence.
yea me too! sort of..i mean i saw a cat with like 2 extra toes on each pay..and the paw just looked extra big! i havent seen any person yet in my life with extra 'digits' so to speak. but when i was waaaay younger, our neighbor had a very very very very tiny (just top part) of a finger growing out kind of sideways from his pinky finger..being a younger kid it was hard not to look (i didnt like sit and just stare though, but still) i dont remember what i thought of it (maybe a little weirded out..but i think if i saw anything like that today i wouldnt be bothered. i would find it more interesting! though i admit if my kid was born with something like that and it could be removed with no trouble afterwards, i probably would be like 'chop it off!' that is IF they could.
post #24 of 29
is anyone else sad about the age of the very young mother?
post #25 of 29
yea! i just saw her age..ms 17 yr old hernandez..or mrs..i dont know if shes married??? sad sad..i had a friend who had a baby around 16/17..actually..its sad eveyone from my h.s. is either like married or has a kid..with the same person they dated in h.s.

go live a little for cryin out loud! lol thats what you get from my small town.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
Wow! I didn't know that happened to humans. This kid should really be a great pianist when he grows up.
Lets be serious. He has no thumb on one hand, he has 6 fingers and a thumb on another hand. It's a deformity, and it's definetly not going to make him a great pianist. I mean, in cats it looks cute, but cats aren't people. They don't use their fingers the same way we do. If having 6 fingers improved our hand finger coordination, we all would be having 6 fingers.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by elizwithcat
Lets be serious. He has no thumb on one hand, he has 6 fingers and a thumb on another hand. It's a deformity, and it's definetly not going to make him a great pianist. I mean, in cats it looks cute, but cats aren't people. They don't use their fingers the same way we do. If having 6 fingers improved our hand finger coordination, we all would be having 6 fingers.
Agreed. Given that the genes for more than five fingers are floating around out there, if having more than five fingers were optimal, humans would all have more than five fingers by now. Sometimes less is more!

My husband's aunt had several inches of tail. No kidding. She had it removed when in her 20's, but since it included bone segments that had to be excised, she's actually sensitive to temparature there. You know those butt-warmers in car seats and chairs? She says those suckers HURT! I've got a list of things to watch out for when my husband and I have kids - I bet not many other people have "tail" on the list of possible negative genetic traits! LOL!
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
Wow! I didn't know that happened to humans. This kid should really be a great pianist when he grows up.
A relief pitcher for the Florida Marlins has 12 fingers and 12 toes. His nickname is "Pulpo" - which means Octopus!
post #29 of 29
My sister and I have the other item they mentioned in the article. Our 2 & 3 toes on each foot are partially webbed!!
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