While Russell was out cold, I got out the macro lens so I could take some close-up photos and show you his complicated little paw pads.
Though technically he has just two extra toes -- one tucked deep between his "thumb" and "index finger" on each front foot, he has few extra little pads on his paws.
Here's his right paw.
And his left.
Aren't they just spectacular ?
His mitts have always been big, but it does seem that as he's grown, they've grown at a quicker pace. His paws are starting to look like lobster claws! Check out this video of the boy.
And while were on the subject of poly-paws, here are the paws of another polydactyl kitten we fostered, Nadine Pickett.
And here are some pretty remarkable feet from a couple of Sue's former foster kittens from years ago, The Treadwells.
Yowza! That's a lot of paw pads and extra parts!