Ernest Hemingway 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 cats now living at the Hemingway House, and many of the cats have six toes on each paw. These cats are polydactyl.

According to legend, sailors 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.

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