This weekend, the Florida Keys have been blown over by Hurricane Irma, leaving both two-legged and four-legged residents running for shelter. Among the cutest survivors of the hurricane, there were the adorable cats living at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Apart from their typical feline charm, they also stole our hearts with their unusual condition.
The cats were safe during the hurricane
Therefore, the Hemingway felines are no regular cats. The museum is known for hosting all the descendants of Snow White, the cat owned by the author himself. This was no regular cat, as it suffered from polydactyly, and had six toes. Many other of her descendants inherited the same condition.
As expected, these six-toed furry goddesses have stolen everybody’s heart, and left a lot of people worried about their fate during the hurricane. Fortunately, a recent announcement made by the museum curator David Gonzales, relieved all their fans.
The storm passed, and all 54 cats are safe. All the museum employees spent their Saturday night with the felines, and made sure they were safe. They are all friends, and the cats definitely felt protected in the presence of the staff. Also, they never thought they would be in danger in the house built in the Spanish Colonial house, which has been built in 1851 and has stood up until now.
The adorable felines are the most popular attraction of the museum
Hemingway occupied this house during the 1930s, but continued to visit it until his death in 1961. Since it has become a museum, the six-toed cats have been the main attraction. Although not all of them have six toes, they all carry the gene, and are able to pass it on to their kittens.
Some of the felines, such as Gremlin, William Scott, or Kim Novak, will always be remembered. They have been buried in the garden, and have tombstones which will always be there to preserve their memory.
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