It's a real thing! A cat with an unusual number of toes is a cat with a congenital physical anomaly which is also known as a polydactyl cat, and we reckon those 'thumbs' would be perfect for stealing cheeseburgers.
Normal cats have a total of 18 toes, with five toes on each fore paw, and four toes on each hind paw; polydactyl cats may have as many as eight digits on their front and/or hind paws. Polydactylism is most commonly found on the front paws only and it's rare for them to have it on their hind paws only, while polydactyly of all four paws is even less common.
Recently a polydactyl rescue cat has gone up for adoption and the Internet is going crazy, See his Ad by his rescuers here;
This is Bruno and he’s a 7-year-old, 25-pound polydactyl cat up for adoption at @WrightWayRescue in Illinois.— Erin (@erinruberry) August 17, 2018
He stands on his hind legs when he’s hungry, demands pets while he eats and wants multiple water options.
Someone adopt this sweet prince! https://t.co/Z5TRpVQVPC pic.twitter.com/LxxOdf3slx
Honestly, I can't deal. #cutenessoverload