Just wanted to show the world my cat and his thumbs:)
By - ChinaCatMelflower
They’re evolving! Opposable thumbs are just the beginning! Be wary! 😻
At least they've already trained us to worship and bow before their cuteness. Transition to accepting our cat overlords shouldn't be too difficult.
I still control the food container.
Not too long now and they will do that themselves
It will be remembered as the Cat-aclysm.
“Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.”
- Sir Terry Pratchett
That false sensation of control is the trick they use to keep US under control.
Hmm damn you're probably right.
By many definitions cats already do have "opposable thumbs" from the fifth digits natural location. Their paws just are not made to use their digits for things beyond attacking with claws or assisting in eating.
Cravendale has a bunch of thumb cat adverts that are an amusing watch - https://youtu.be/_GSuH6LYMho
he can definitely flush a toilet
Yeah right after he drinks from it and watches the toilet paper go down (not joking)
Please give him a meaty stick and come back with a photo if he learns how to hold it while eating.
I will admit he uses his paws way more than my other cat does
Kneading your lap must be...challenging
He has a blanket he sucks on for that lol. My hand is another story. I’m constantly buying band aids
You need to let him breed to keep on this evolution so that in a million years we will see intelligent cats walking around with phones
Red Dwarf. Watch Red Dwarf. The cat is hands down the best character. Even if he is a vain and conceited and silly but cats are just like that.
"I'm gonna eat you little fishy!!!"
"How am I looking now? Woooooo, I'm STILL looking good"
What’s that lol
BBC scifi comedy from the 90s(? I think.). Funny af.
It began in the late ‘80s 🤓
Lol I’ll give it a shot
This is mine ... this is mine ... this is mine
You want lazer cats because I'm fairly certain this is how we end up with lazer cats.
This is some next level furry ambition.
Khajit has the wares if you have the coin
I have a jar I need opened
Yes, this is what he’s thinking
I would happily buy more bandaids for more thumbs
Send me a care package
I too have a polydactyl orange tabby. He catches temptations treats in mid air with his paw and pops them into his mouth.
I have to try this! He loves the salmon temptations and digs at the drawer to be fed 😅
Mine has the extra toes on all feet, and he uses it as thumbs too! He takes his dry food and flicks it into his water dish, then uses his thumb/ puts his palm upwards, to scoop it back out and eat it wet. Took me a while to figure out why he eats so slowly lol
Yes he has 4 extra thumbs! The mess they make!! His whole litter got gifted with the extra thumbs. Must come from his dad cause mom has dainty paws
Butters is notorious for flicking the litter out of his paws when he uses the box, he gets it so far away from the box it amazes me.
...'meaty stick'? Its not that kind of show, pal.
Sir, this is a Wendy's
“No this is Patrick”
I give him two thumbs up
He raises you 4 🤣
Came here 4 that. Wasn't dissappointed 👍👍
I did not expect that to be an actual sub lmao.
he/she is gorgeous
ps - this is the beginning planet of the cats could happen
It’s over for us once they learn how to open their cans
I specifically went to this post in search of a Love, Death, and Robots reference and I am now satisfied
It’s a polydactyl! My cat Roxy has extras on her front and back paws. She can open cabinets and doors like no other cat! They were bred as ship cats to keep vermin away, the extra toes were for climbing masts and rigging on the ships. Pretty neat!
Mine does that too! That story makes sense here as its a fishing community, Paws was a stray my wife found outside at 4wks (born behind our house in the trees), all his siblings have the same mutation too, as well as all his offspring. But none of his family are all black like him!
Cats start developing opposable thumbs, we're all in trouble. :)
You mean they will enslave us to give them pets, feed them on demand, and even clean their toilets ?
… hate to break it to you, but we are all enslaved…
I was making reference to an episode of Love, Death and Robots about cats who had opposable thumbs.
“Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway was a famous aficionado of polydactyl cats, after being first given, by a ship captain, a six-toed cat he named Snow White. Upon Hemingway's death in 1961, his former home in Key West, Florida became a museum and a home for his cats, and it currently houses approximately fifty descendants of his cats (about half of which are polydactyl). Because of his love for these animals, polydactyl cats are sometimes referred to as "Hemingway cats".”
Finally. I scanned comment after comment wondering if anyone would ever mention Hemingway!
That’s where the name came from!!
Genetics gave him the BEST murder mittens.
That outer thumb is his secret weapon
Years ago I had a cat that had the same thing; called him Cadillac cause he was fully loaded
OMG THIS IS THE BEST COMMENT EVER!!
Reminds me of that old song of The Lovin Spoonfull:
"Nashville Cats - Been playin' since they's babies! Nashville Cats - Get work before they's two!"
No excuse for him not to go out and get a damn job.
I’ve been meaning to get him a neck tie
Awwww. Good looking boy! I used to have a polydactyl they are special!
Nice! A polydactyl cat. Not too many of them on here. lol
It was certainly new to me
Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya...
These are known to be called polydactyl cats... They are actually found more often in port cities. The theory is, sailors liked to have then on their ships because they can hold onto things in rough seas. Thumbs up for that!
Viva la evolution!
it is a genetic anomaly
His whole litter was like that:)
that’s super cool, how many were in the litter?
4 but one didn’t make it after the 1st day. He was 1 of 2 black kitties. I’ll post a pic
That's because it is an autosomal dominant trait. It's caused by a mutation in a gene that regulates another gene that is called Sonic Hedgehog (no joke) which influences axial specification of limb development.
This is a textbook example taught in developmental biology and made famous by Ernest Hemingway collecting these cats
Yeah, its a dominate trait. So if one of the parents have it there is a good chance most of the litter will as well.
I call it Evolution
Omg I never thought that it would be so cute
Shoulda seen him as a Lilly kitten 😍
those are some pretty thumbs
Those are some impressive murder mittens.
Give him a small controller
Thank you for sharing this adorable kitten with his adorable mittens!!
You gotta teach him to give you a thumbs up
Your cat is adorable.
Kitty can hitchhike and eat icecream cones :D
Check out the mits on this guy.
I love his thumbs!!!
Looks like he's going to show you his middle finger next.
Holy moly that cat looks like he could shake my hand.
I was so blown away when I first noticed the thumbs on our Amaya!
I love him!!
The balance of power in my house would greatly shift if my cats had thumbs. I kind of wish they had them anyway, they're so cute.
Two of my sisters cats have thumbs too
Nothing like getting a thumbs up from a cat
Thems are hitchhiking thumbs!
He’s a clerical cat, when the time is right they will take over and all have predetermined roles set out to make the take over smooth.
Yay polydactyl cats... I used to have a thumby guy named Dave!!
Just do not give him a tiny gun. He’d rob the pet store for catnip.
THEY ARE EVOLVING!!! SOON WE WILL NO LONGER BE NUMBER 1!
He looks wonderfully grumpy. 😾
Only a matter of time before it becomes mobile Reddit user. That’s all my thumbs are used for now.
THEY ARE EVOLVING!!!
OMG! you are so cute.give me a autograph
We shall never live to see the reign of the Cat People, but at least we were here when they started evolving thumbs.
This is awesome to see! We have a polydactyl in the family, they’re great cats.
khajiit has wares if you have coin
Fuck, the evil shits are evolving!
Never mind his thumbs, I'd wanna see what his txts are like
This is it. The end of humanity. Cats are the next owners of the world, god help us all.
Opossitive thums ???? They are going to conquer us ! ....... Everything started with only a post on the internet
I welcome our new cat overlords.
Did OP tell us kitty's name????
Loading Cat-Girl proportions 5%...
Looks like we found Thumbkin!
What have you done! Now they’ll be able to open their own tuna cans! It’s the end of times for us!
That looks like trouble.
cute!! thumb cat
Orange, AND thumbs! You have found perfection. (From Red the Thumbcat)
Y'all ever seen shit like this and thought that's the next step in evolution for these animals but breeders see it as a defect instead? No? Just me?
If love death and robots is accurate, your cat signifies the beginning of the end for humanity
This is a Hemingway cat (polydactyl) a they are awesome. I had a Mainecoon one named Moe they are very cool. Thanks for sharing
> it is subsequently revealed to the readers that Fluffy has used the tin cans to make himself an armored exosuit (hence the story's title) that allows him to walk on two feet, complete with gloves that give him opposable thumbs.
Love, Death, Robots
My cat [“paws”](https://imgur.com/a/JUJ4o6T) also has thumbs!
Those eyes... Those thumbs... sure it’s not a witch from the 1700s 😂😂😂
Awww! Is Mr. Thumbs a r/Flamepoints kitty? Please give him some pets from me💕
My friends cat smokey also has opposable thumbs, its how we know he has evil intentions.
Looking like the perfect model for kitten mittens
I hope he's neutered. This could be the end of humans as we know it
how many doubloons?!?
I swear to God if his name isn't mittens.
Wait this means that cat could take over the world
Hey I too have a thumby cat! We call him sir mitts a lot. He can take off his collar with his hand paw. It's concerning.
Vince the Pince? That’s a good fuckin’ kitty right there, I’ll tell ya.
He is a Hemingway and he is beautiful. Polydactyl, love the way they pick up their toys.
Awww! Very cute. I used to have a cat with six toes. He passed years ago.
You don’t realize this but cats are evolving
Just another evolution on their plot to dominate us
Now you can play thumb fight with it
You know if he learns to open cans it's all over..
Aww! I have a poly too. So darn cute.
I’ve seen so many more cats like this lately. They’re evolving...
so cute thanks for posting
Ascending to monke!!!!!!!!!!
Thumbs is the best!
fuck look at the bald spot.
Looks like a “key west Hemingway house cat”
Awww he’s gorgeous!
Cat slaps 100
Why do some kitties have adorable little thumbs? So freaking cute!
He is beautiful!
Isn’t this the breed associated with Hemingway in Key West or Cuba?
Omg those MITTENS!
I just named him Safecracker.
I love polydactyls!
He must've gotten into a bioblob container when no one was looking, hope his mooma doesn't get upset
You should get him some kitten-mittens.
Gets their own treats straight from the package too, huh?
*I knew it!*
Now he can hitchhike and roll a joint
Gorgeous baby! <3
Cool, my friend has the same cat but black.