Sometimes, it feels like we are helping a needy animal. Other times, a special one walks in. And helps us through a season of our life.
“Spock walked into our house 3 weeks ago. And never left. She follows me everywhere.” ~ Kris
Notice anything special about Spock?
A normal cat has a total of 18 toes: 4 toes and 1 dew claw on each front paw, 4 toes on each back paw. This girl only has 2 toes on her front right paw. Hence her name – Spock. Star Trek fans would understand!
SYNDACTYLY – FUSED TOES
Two or more toes are wholly or partially joined together, either by skin or a fusion of bones. Because of how it looks, these paws are also called “lobster claw” or “split foot”.
POLYDACTYLY – EXTRA TOES
Hi-5! A polydactyl cat has one or more extra toes on its paw. Ref: furryanimalloves.tumblr.com
Too many toes! Ref: catwise.net
Syndactyly and polydactyly usually do not cause any health problems to the cats. They are still able to run and climb like any normal cat.
Spock wants to see who is the next patient for Dr Jimson Chan!
After her vaccination , with Grandex at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (North).
“Spock would snuggle close & expect you to drop everything & caress her. She likes to sit & snooze on my belly. I call her the stunned sleeper. Not a very glamourous gal when she sleeps!”
“We are the lucky ones. Spock found us.”
And if you are still clueless why this special cat is named Spock……
Spock & Mr Spock – “Live long & prosper!”
Today happens to be a Friday. Thanks to Admin Manager Joyce, every Friday is colourful scrubs day at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (North)! L-R: Abby, Luna, Dr Alice Liaw, Dr Jimson Chan, Grandex.