Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Tama-Chan's Toesday


Tama-Chan: Those of you who have been our friends for years may remember this, but since we have so many more recent friends, we thought we would talk a little bit about my very special toes.

Take a look at my front right paw. Do you see anything unusual?


That's right! There's something missing! I have one toe less than standard. I am in fact the opposite of a polydactyl, with just three toes on my front right paw!


Now my front left paw is also unusual because I have a couple of atrophied toes:


And that is how and why I came to live with #1, Sen-Chan and Tommy. I was useless to my breeder. He said that if I had not had my toe issues, I would probably have been a top grade show cat. But I was lucky, I think, because I came to live here instead. And when I had my litter of kits, they all had perfect toes!

My back paws, by the way, have the requisite number of toes!


And my toe issue has never stopped me from doing anything. Do you remember the famous picture, taken a few years ago, showing the Headless Tama?



And here I am a couple of days ago, seriously pondering the catching of the Neko Fly:



Last but not least, we would all like to send comforting purrs, woofs, neighs and hugs to Khyra and her family. They lost their sweet Golden cousin Merdie who made her journey to the Bridge yesterday. Run Free, Merdie!


23 comments:

  1. Unique toesies !!,
    But me and mom think it's cute ! And look PURRFECT ! ...Serious !

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  2. You are indeed one in a million We are sorry Merdie went to the Bridge.

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  3. We didn't know about your toesies - they are gorgeous - fused, missing, whatever. but the headless shot still unnerves us.
    Purrs.

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  4. Tama you have such unusual front toes but beware if you've been somewhere you shouldn't #1 will know by your paw print!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. Tama, your paws are as unique as you are! But it's true...you won't be able to get away with much since your paw prints will give you away! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  6. We think your toes are absolutely perfect Tama-Toes, sweetie!

    Our condolences on the loss of your friend.

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  7. The show ring's loss was #1's gain, ours too.

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  8. Derby, Ducky said it perfectly!
    We love you, dear.

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  9. You are very special missing 1 toe, BOL. So the question is, could headless Tama catch the fly
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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  10. I love your toes no matter how many you have.

    Millie

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  11. love those unique toes..... we should introduce you to a guy at the local rescue - he has SO many toes he could loan you a couple MOL

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  12. If you ask me, Tama, I think the life of a show cat looks like a grind - you are much better off having a life of leisure!

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  13. Tama, that is darn interesting about your toes. And very nice that your kittens all had perfect toes! Just proves that toe number and beauty and sweetnesss do not equate.

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  14. you are so lucky Tama that you got to live with #1 otherwise you would have become a breeding queen...not a good life for any cat. And I haven't known you long so I guess you are now passed having kits, right? hope so. sending you warm purrrs...and I luvluvluv your toesies...smoochies for your toes

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  15. I had no idea you were missing toes! Uh oh, Leo's afraid you're going to accuse him of stealing yours as he has so many extras! MOL

    We're sorry about the loss of your friend.

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  16. And here I thought I'd nibbled on your toesies ;-)

    Thanks SO much fur honouring such a special khousin -

    Merdie surely khame along way from her days of The Muddy Talulah - living outside on the horse farm -

    Oh the smiles she khaused with her GOLDEN GRin!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  17. Just one more thing that makes you special! (we thought your adorable face already made you special!) Have a great day. xoxo

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  18. Tama, the mom says the more unique a kitteh, the more she wants to kiss em. She wanted to give the computer screen a smooch when she saw yer toesie piccy. MOL Silly the mom!

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  19. Tama-Chan, I didn't know that about your toesies. Maybe I could loan you some of my extra ones. :)

    Ernie

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  20. Mommy and I are toesie lovers on kitties. Yours are perfect just the way they are. xxoo

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  21. We didn't know about your precious toesies! We think you are purrfect...and see how it all worked out for you? Who wants to be a show cat anyway?

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  22. Tama, we didz not know that about your toesies! You're one of a kind! And no one does headless like you do either - MOL!

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