Yes. You are seeing (and reading) this correctly. We’ve added another family member to our house. Meet Macy – the latest calico addition. She joins her sisters: Gracie and Casey, and of course big brother “Bubba” aka Roo.
I firmly blame this on my neighbor! Marie’s cute little polydactyl cat, “Polly” got out this summer while she was in heat and viola – 5 of the cutest baby kittens. 3 of the 5 were also polydactyl (extra “thumb”) and 4 of the 5 were female. Macy is a muted calico. Since I LOVE calicos (see Gracie and Casey), and have always liked polydactyl cats, Macy was, apparently, meant to live with us.
Yes, this means we are back to a head count of 4. But could you have said no to this face?
The elder felines of the house are slowly getting used to her. Hissing is subsiding. Tatiana, on the other hand, is THRILLED. Beyond thrilled. Whenever she comes home from school or daycare, her first question is “where is Macy?” I can relate – when I was her age, I got a kitten and he was my world!