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What is a Hemingway cat?

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 21, 2016 10:06:05 AM / by Kitty Master

"One cat just leads to another," wrote Ernest Hemingway to his first wife, Elizabeth Hadley Richardson in 1943.

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Thirteen years earlier, Hemingway is said to have received a polydactyl kitten from a sea Captain named Stanley Dexter born from his own polydactyl cat, Snowball.

Hemingway named his new polydactyl kitten Snow White and continued to parent more polydactyl cats at his home in Key West, Florida. Many of Snow White's descendands can be found at Hemingway's house to this day.

Want to have your own Hemingway cat? Find out how much cat parents spend on their cats every year from the infographic below:

cat ownership expenses

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