Booboo the Rescue Feral Kitty with Opposable Thumbs

Booboo the cat with opposable thumbs was born to a feral cat who came to a family’s garden one day and decided that’s where they wanted to call home.

“Their Mother hangs around the community. When Hubbie noticed she was getting bigger he started coaxing her to our garden with dry food. There are many stray dogs roaming around and he did not want to see her get hurt. I tried trapping her. No way would she fall for that. So several weeks later she came wandering thru the garden skinny. We did not see the kittens for several weeks. My garden became their play ground and slowly they got used to humans,” said  Eileen.

“I caught them and worked to socialize them so they can get adopted. 3 out of the 4 kittens are polydactyl. Boo Boo has a forever home with us now.” He also gained two furry friends, Saba and Sunny. “Saba and Boo Boo run crazy thru the house fighting and causing a mess but its a joy to have them be a part of our life. He picked me, and I am so thrilled,” Eileen wrote.

Booboo gives a thumb up

cute stray cat thumb up

cute stray cat thumb up

Booboo all grown up!

cute stray rescued cat

Photos by ©Eileen Corcoran-Olsen.

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20 Responses to “Booboo the Rescue Feral Kitty with Opposable Thumbs”

  1. Deb says:

    What a sweetie!

  2. Audrey says:

    Booboo is a beautiful boy. I’m so glad you gave this fur baby a forever home.

  3. Val says:

    Adorable as our new little furrbaby, also named Boo-Boo!!! So happy he and she both are safe and happy!!!

  4. Maysoun says:


  5. judy says:

    Booboo has front feet like one of my babies had…2 paws on each front leg. My baby McGraw had an extra toe on each of his back feet too.

    Booboo is beautiful and I am very happy he had a wonderful furever home.

  6. judy says:

    I intended to write HAS a furever home!

  7. indee says:

    such unique mittens!!!!!

  8. Shelly Lyon says:

    Awww! Mittens!

  9. katie k says:

    He is a beauty, glad that he has a loving home life!!

  10. carole says:

    thank you for not turning your backs on them

  11. ursulina says:

    Wow, those are some serious paws! I have polys, but not quite that poly. ;)

  12. Gayle says:

    It is funny how they choose us! I had the same thing happen. A stray came around for 6 months, disappeared, two weeks later came to my house injured and just laid down and didn’t take a bite to eat. I took him to the vet. After he had healed and I let him out I didn’t know if he would return. He did for about 8 years until he passed away.

  13. Debra Olsen says:

    :-) I always like to remind people with polydactyl kitties to watch their extra claws closely as I once had a poly named Smokie…her extra one would crow & curl back into her skin causing pain, infection & bleeding if not regularly clipped. BooBoo is a beauty…love his name! :-)

  14. Andy says:

    So cute! Thank you for caring for them!

  15. indee says:

    great for hitchiking!! what a lovely little baby!

  16. JR says:

    beautiful thankful you all saved them.

  17. Maremma says:

    Thank you for helping these guys!

  18. Well that’s it then! We cats are ready for world domination. The lack of opposable thumbs was all that was holing us back!

    I was feral too. A story very much like yours. Thank you so much for helping these lovely kitties.


  19. C says:

    Great story! Booboo is a cool cat!

  20. Cinda says:

    He’s giving the thumbs up to his wonderful family.

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