What a cute pair Augustine and baby Augie make! There’s no way Augustine can deny her little girl, because Augie is definitely Augustine’s “mini-me.” Both these beautiful girls also have “mitten paws.” They are polydactyl, each having extra “thumbs.” This is called preaxial polydactyl, when the cat’s extra toes form in the middle of the paw, giving it a thumb-like—or mitten-like—appearance. Augustine is also an unofficial “Scottish Fold” cat, thanks to both of her crinkle ears. Augustine has a condition called califlower ear. It’s relatively common, especially among stray and feral cats. It’s actually a scarring of the pinna, or flap part of the ear. This scar tissue forms as the ear heals from trauma or possible untreated infection from ear mites. Fortunately Augustine is completely healed and while it may look peculiar, it’s harmless in the long run. Augustine and Baby Augie were rescued during a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) operation. Augustine is a friendly girl and purrs for pets. She prefers to keep all four paws on the ground.