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(CNN/Meredith) – Meet Paws, the polydactyl cat who has three extra toes on each forepaw and three extra on her back paws.

Owner Jeanne Martin says her genetic trait comes in handy.

"It almost looks like a catcher's mitt. But she can walk on the edge of a drawer, for instance, because her feet can grip like this."

Jeanne's daughter's partner Walter is the one who rescued Paws on his maple syrup farm near Cockatoo, Minnesota. She says she fell in love with her immediately.

"She used to love it when I would have her sit on my lap and rub her belly and she felt pretty safe so eventually when she had kittens she brought them back to my farm and stashed them in the Studebaker truck I was working on."

And that's how she ended up with Jeanne. When she takes Paws to the vet to get her claws trimmed, Jeanne always reminds them to make sure they get all 28. They don't even charge her extra.

"No, I told them once, I said you really ought to charge me extra because she has so many more. Haha!” Jeanna says.

This three-year-old feline phenom is special in more than one way.

"She can even say hello. Hello, hello, hello. Hahahahaha ..."

Fun fact, sailors were long known to have polydactyl cats like paws because of their excellent climbing skills.

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