Our second full day at Key West was spent seeing as much as we could, of course. We started the day at the Ernest Hemingway Home. When I reviewed the photos, it became evident, that it was more cats than house photos. The kitties there are reportedly descendants from the cats owned by Ernest. There are 40-50 polydactyl (six-toed) cats living at the house at any time. They are well cared for, well loved, visited by the vet frequently. They eat and live well.
They even have a variety of "homes".
OHHH, a pretty flower:
This Calico seems to be giving me the stink eye, as if to say, "really, person, must you take MORE photos of me?"
And, yes, there is a kitty cemetery:
Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Stewart, Mark Twain, Ava Gardner and many others are buried here:
Even Errol Flynn, thrown in a Gremlin for good measure.
Kitty and lovely tropical foliage:
In the house, furniture, with notes to not sit on the couch, do believe the kitties are allowed.
They are allowed on the breakfront:
Even the artwork is full of kitties.
And, yes, the curtains as well. Look closely. No, I am pretty sure these were not here during Hemingway's years.
This kitty found a quiet spot.
The writing space, can you hear the walls speak??
This kitty says, see ya later, I'm going to go lay in the sun somewhere, in the place I call home.
So, if you ever get to Key West, do not miss the tour of the Hemingway house.
* Obviously, there is controversy in all things. Even kitties in Key West. Article from 2012.