lived in Key West
in the 20's and 30's.
The house he lived in is now a museum
called the Hemingway House. There are about 50 named cat
s now living at the Hemingway House, and many of the cats have six toes
on each paw
. These cats are polydactyl
According to legend
s thought of cats with six toes as good luck
and Hemingway was given one of these cats by a sea captain
. The cats living at the Hemingway abode now are the six-toed descendants of Hemingway's cat.