A thumbcat called Jimmy is becoming an internet sensation after a video of him appearing to give his owner the thumbs up was posted on YouTube.
The description attached to the video says: “Jimmy is a polydactyl cat. He’s probably the laziest cat in the world but he’s also super clever and has thumbs. And he’s got a great party trick.”
In the short video entitled “Amazing Cat Gives Thumbs Up,” Jimmy’s female owner can be heard saying: “Hi Jimmy. Can you give me a thumbs-up, Jimmy?” And then the woman and a man are heard laughing as Jimmy obliges and sticks his ‘thumb up.’
After gazing indifferently at the camera for a few seconds, our new favourite feline gives in and rolls out the trick. The video then cuts to later, when Jimmy’s informed it’s time to go as he relaxes on the sofa and puts his thumb down.
Jimmy was born with an extra toe on its left paw, which is caused by a physical deormity called polydactylism. The average cat has a total of 18 toes but some could have many more due to the gene abnormality.
The cat with the most toes recorded goes to Tiger, with a total of 27 toes. The Alberta cat was recognized for its extra toes by Guinness Book of World Records several years ago.
Also don’t forget to check another weird video with cat: “World’s Loudest Cat: Smokey Purrs as Loud as Boeing 737 ” and a story about “Kitten in a Jar: Why Ksyusha Loves Tight Squeezes.” [via Metro (UK)]