A dog has become a local celebrity in a Chinese village after she reportedly gave birth to a kitten.
Hua Chengpeng, of Huayang village, Jiangyan city, told People’s Daily that the unlikely animal was the third ‘puppy’ in his pet’s litter.
“The first two puppies the dog produced were both normal, but when the third baby came, the whole family was very surprised to see a cat-like creature. It is a cat, not a dog at all,” he said.
Local residents have been flocking to his house to see the ‘kitten’ which local vets say is really a puppy which looks like a cat because of a gene mutation. It apparently yaps like a puppy.
Hua says his son brought the dog home from Liaoning city, where he had been working, a year ago.
Devil Cat with 26 Toes
The owner of a cat with 26 toes is trying to find out if her pet is a record breaker.
Most cats have just 18 toes, five on each front paw and four on each hind paw, Des has a total of 26, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Alison Thomas, of Felindre, near Swansea, said her pet has seven toes on each front paw and six on each back paw.
“We’ve had him for about 10 years, he just turned up on the doorstep and my husband made the fatal error of giving him a bowl of milk so he stayed,” she said.
“He was only about six months old at the time and was quite small, so his paws looked enormous.
“I originally wondered if he needed them chopped off, but the vet said he was fine.”
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The Dowbrigade has lived with cats our entire life, and we never knew they were supposed to have 18 toes!