Sunday, April 6, 2008

My Baby..........




My baby boy, Coal, is jealous. He's seen Pinball's picture and he wants to be famous too! His mama cat was pretty feral, but she trusted me enough to bring her baby to me. At first glance I thought he was a mole! Instead, he bacame my "little lump of Coal". He was raised with a bottle and he's now six and a half years old. As you can see in the second picture, he has a very short tail but I've never seen a Manx around here. He also have two toes on his front paw that was fused together so I assume the tail is also a birth defect. He was the only kitten out of that litter to survive. I know he had a least one littermate who didn't survive. He shares his home with Ginger the dog, seven other cats and his two servants...........my mom and me! As you can see from the last picture, he likes to be "on the computer" as much as I do.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Cats with extra toes are called polydactyl. Maine Coon cats are known for extra toes and short tails. :)

He's a beauty. I love the pic of him and your dog lying together.

Katie said...

Black cats are my fave. Very cute!

Amiyrah said...

aww he's so cute! I have a place in my heart for black cats. I'm on my second one in just 26 years lol.