Did you know that the reason cats were so important in Ancient Egypt was that at the time they had opposable thumbs and were capable of simple tasks as well as looking cute? It’s for this reason the Ancient Egyptians worshipped them. After the passing of that age humans decided cats were a threat to humanity and began to breed them to remove the thumbs leaving us with the household pets we know today.
I didn’t know this. I actually have a cat, I named Thumper, because of his “extra claws.” We took him to the vet recently and they told us how unusual his claws where. I told them I knew, that I had looked it up and that he was very special. And they were like, “No, it’s unusual for him to have an “extra claw on all four paws.”
I think it’s sad that when you look up with mutation, it’s called just that, a mutation when apparently, it USE to be normal for kitties to have this. I want them to have their opposable thumbs back. They look more adorable that way.