Ernest Hemingway was a superstitious dude. So much so that when he came across a six-toed feline in Key West he was convinced it would bring him good luck. With that thought, he decided to surround his gorgeous Key West home with them. I’m not talking 3 or 4 “surround your home with them” cats. No. At one point this popular writer’s popular home had up to 72 of this unique breed roaming around! Today the cats of The Hemingway House are the only permanent residents. The property is run by 52 of these six-toed cats that are direct descendants of Hemingway’s original”Snowball.”
What Hemingway probably doesn’t know is fame has gone to their tiny little fur heads.
These cat residents can be found throughout the property basking in the sun and paying absolutely no attention to the steady stream of visitors. Seriously. I couldn’t get one smile. From picnic benches and tables in the yard to Hemingway’s roped off writers den, these cats can be found everywhere – and they could care less that I was there to take their picture. Even the gift shop’s cozy stacks of t-shirts had cats of the Hemingway House on them. Why? Because they don’t give a damn.
To prove my point, check out this adorable little jerk. He was my most interactive subject out of all of the cats of the Hemingway house:
Sorry to bug you sir.
Although I did not see all 52 of the cats of the Hemingway house, I did meet a lot of these cute little assholes. With that, here is a sample of the furry don’t-give-a-f@ck cats of the Hemingway house:
“I’m only pretending to sleep so you will leave.”
“This room is off limits…to you.”
Hemingway’s desk, where he wrote many a tale has a porcelain cat on it…and even it looks unimpressed by my presence.
“You should buy a Cats of the Hemingway House t-shirt…just not these ones. These ones are for napping.”
This was taken 1 second before this little asshole ran off.
Just looking everywhere – except at me.
“Click” – gone.
Hey look, a pose! Sort of.
“Thanks for visiting!” said none of the cats of the Hemingway House ever.
What say you?
Have you been dissed by the asshole cats of the Hemingway House?
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