This summer, for the first time in about 20 years, I had a kitten in the house again.
It was an unplanned acquisition — the little guy was rescued with his siblings after someone dumped them.
The one I took was physically the most unusual of the bunch. He is polydactyl — with seven toes on each front foot. I confess that it was this strange trait that convinced me to take him, because I was not in the market for an additional pet.