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12 years ago

Peter is such a sweet kitty!  I'm glad you took the mother in!  Looking forward to seeing your other manx.

Laura 

12 years ago
Here is one of my manx, this is Peter. I have 3 of them . His mother my neighbors cat, now mine, had three cats in her first litter. One with a normal tail one with a half tail and one with no tail. In her second litter she had one that I had to have put down. As it got older 5 or 6 weeks it had no bowel or bladder control and had to use both back legs together in order to walk. He was having more problems walking every day. I took over the mother after that and had her spayed. I will post pics of the others as I can.http://dingo.care2.com/pictures/c2c/galleries/cache/derivative/3/2/3298262.jpg
12 years ago

hi everyone..when i was in my early twenties my dad brought my mom a kitten who was only three weeks old and he was gorgeous but he was manx and he always had problems with his bowels..it was so sad.he was gorgeous though, he had blue eyes and he was an orange tabby with very long canines..he reminded me of a sabertooth tiger..

12 years ago
Great pics, everyone.

Val- if you've always wanted one, perhaps you'd be lucky like these other people to find one in a shelter. Unfortunately, the Manx itself is a defective breeding; it is technically called a "lethal" trait, and when manx cats are bred, chances are high that many of the babies will not survive. We're lucky that these cats are not extremely popular at the moment, as I'd hate to see people purposely breeding for them and not caring about the loss of life.

Hi all
12 years ago
I have one Manx named Prissy.  In fact Belladonna, your Hermes looks exactly like her.  I have had three Manx.  My first was Bobbin who was and will always be my favorite cat of all.  She liked no one but me.  She was my lap cat.  I could not sit anytime where she was not in my lap.  She even slept cuddled up to me with my arm around her.  I lost her when she was 16 years old.  That was three years ago and it is still difficult to even look at photos of her.  Then there was Missy.  Missy was Prissys sister.  She was my little hunter.  She loved the outdoors and would catch anything she could and she was a tiny cat even as an adult.  She really was not a very loving cat - she would rather be outside -but I still loved her anyway.  Unfortunately I left her with my ex-husband when we separated and he let her out without staying outside to watch her and she was killed by a dog.  I always stayed outside with her whe I let her out. And then there is Prissy.  When I named her I had no idea I would pick a name that describes her.  She is a very prissy cat. Prissy is not a lap cat but must be where I am.  She loves to sit by me.  She does sleep by me but I can't really snuggle with her like I did Bobbin.  Sorry I do not have a way to post pictures yet.  
Hermes in his favorite napping spot
12 years ago
hermes
Gimli
12 years ago

Gimli enjoying the nice weather

It was nice and cool outside here in Texas yesterday.  Gimli, Nigel and Kahlan enjoyed being out on the balcony while I was doing laundry.

Congratulations!
12 years ago
Alex is adorable!  Congratulations!  It sure looks like he just settled on in. (: 
Alex - Orange Manx Kitty
12 years ago


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I finally convinced my sister (who I live with) to adopt a cat. On Sep. 10, 2005 we adopted a sweet little 6 month old, Orange, Manx cat. My sister named him Alexander (Alex for short.)
 
It felt so wonderful to save a life and to have a new fur-baby running around the apartment. It took him all of 5 minutes to settle right in.. (lol) 
 
Abby (my Toy Poodle) and Alex get along great and my sister is completely in love with her new "baby".
 
 
 
Look to
12 years ago
Your LEFT....that is a Manx.  He is the third one I have been lucky enough to have as a companion.  All three came to our house as strays.   Another one, I wrote about it last year came here to our house but we found a new home for that kitten.  This Manx resident does NOT like competition or other cats in the house. PERIOD!  He is other wise very loving to me, but VERY skiddish and shy of anyone else. Since he is so afraid of people, I have never been able to figure out how or why he chose my house and me.  How did he know I had been wanting a kitty or that I would be grateful to see him.   Maybe he had/has Cat ESP?   Will always be a mystery to me.
Anonymous
manx cats
12 years ago
I love seeing all the manx cat pictures.
I no longer own a manx cat, my 2 manxes passed away about 6 years ago.
My manx cat Casey was a true rumpy, just had a dimple and tuft of fur.
He unfotunately inherieted the manx gene that causes their problems.
When he was 6 weeks old , I had to have him operated on for a prolapse.
He also had megacolon, and had to eat canned pumpkin everyday and take regulan.
He would have to go to the vet and have enemas.
He was a very goodnatured cat, yes they do act more like dogs than other breeds of cats.
My other manx, Casey's mother was named Mao.
Mao was a beautiful smoke gray and Casey was black.
I sure do miss them, but I now have 2 more black cats(not manxes), Henry and Monkey.
Manxes will always be in my heart.
13 years ago
So sorry to hear about Tabu.  She is beautiful!
13 years ago

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This is Tabu. We lost her in April. She would have been 19 this month. I got her when she was 6 weeks old and she lived with me longer than any human or other furbaby. Sure do miss her.

Manx vs American Bobtail?
13 years ago

The cats are all so beautiful! One person in here mentioned their cat was an American bobtail, not a manx, what is the difference?  My brother adn I adopted a bobtailed cat from a park many years ago. He now lives with our parents. He is one of the loudest things you've ever heard, very skittish and completly loveable.  His name? Bob. I'll see if I can find a picture.

Manx
13 years ago
This is my mom's cat Patches. Patches
Gimli
13 years ago

Clyde is a handsome guy and he has a gorgeous coat! so shiny!

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When Gimli is walking and you look at him from behind, he looks like a little piggy.    He has a huge head and a thick neck.  Strange looking whiskers too.  I tried to get a pic of him standing up, but all he wanted to do was love on me.  I think he got the most manx genes out of the 4 kittens.  A friend of mine brought her son over and he even said he acts like a dog, without knowing any characteristics of the breed.  Even when Gimli was 2 weeks old, when I picked him up, he felt solid.  I haven't seen his brother snce he was 9 weeks.  His two sisters are half his size and will probably be small like the momma who is only 6.5 pounds.  Gimli is tall and looks skinny, but is surprisingly heavy when you lift him up.  I always wanted a manx, but I thought I'd never have one.  He has so much personality.   I love my handsome manxie boy!

13 years ago

   

                                       

  Here is another pic of Clyde. He is thirteen lbs of mostly muscle( some fat). He has the high hindquarters, and loves to jump. He just looks so disapportioned when he walks around, small head, short front legs(kinda), and muscular hind legs. My fiance says he walks funny.  LOL

                                               Clyde

                                                        

Bobtail?
13 years ago

   This is Clyde. I was told when I got him and hs sister that their father is an American Bobtail. He fits the profile, body and temperment wise, but I thought he was a manx when I first got him.

                                            Clyde

I don't have a Manx cat
13 years ago

But I've always wanted one.  I come from England originally and my family used to regularly go across to the Isle of Man.  When I was about 6 we stayed with a family whose cat had just had a litter of ADORABLE Manx kittens.  I have a photo of me holding one with a goofy look on my face   I SO cried when I had to leave them - couldn't convince mum to adopt one and I tried all the recommended techniques - looking cute, pouting, throwing a tantrum.  Nothing would move her.  Sigh.  Well, maybe one day ......
13 years ago
Thanks, Michelle!  Bob is a handsome guy as well and he has such striking markings!
13 years ago
So handsome!!!!!
Gimli
13 years ago

This is Gimli, my handsome classic tabby manx.  His dad is a brown mackerel tabby rumpy riser manx and his momma is Aphrodite, a blue mackerel tabby with white(tailed).   Gimli is 10 months old and he weighs 12 pounds.

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Little Bit
13 years ago
HI, I adopted Little Bit from Friends of Strays.  Two ladies who are devoted to the cause.  She was previously adopted by a girl who wanted to put her in cat shows, but also wanted to bathe her on a regular basis.  Well, this Little Bit just wasnt' up for all of that!  The girl brought her back to the Friends of Strays and when I went looking for a companion for Roman, well I couldn't resist her.  She is so very different from any other cat I have ever seen.  Because of the previous, she will never be able to be picked up or held, but if you let her in her own time and way, she will suprise you with a love like no other!  She loves her brother Roman and they cuddle and lick each other and literally wrap up together.  When it comes to me though, she sometimes will let me scratch her all over, but she quickly has enough.  She is the fastest cat on fours with no tail that you have ever seen.  She cases feather stick and does back flips for it.  She can also do 1.5 flips when she feels like it.  People have asked me, what is that?  I say it's a cat.  Only when you are the very privileged will she allow you in her presence, then you are accepted, this one time only.  If you are around a bit then she will get to know you on her own terms.  She is funny, a little on the tummy side with sides bludging and she can contort herself for cleaning purposes.  I love her and do not regret getting her at all. Oh, yes and her skill with lizards, which she will bring to you and leave for clean up, are her very favorite.
Any Manx Owners Out There? Post Pics Here.
13 years ago

I have a very special guy I adopted 5 years ago this August. His name is Bob. He was at my shelter and had been there for a while because he was so frightened of being in the cages. He hissed and hid under the carpet for months. Finally I decided to foster him and fell in LOVE. He was a totally different cat at home. Now he's our big tub of love.

He has absolutely no tail nor bone at all. Just a little fan of fur at the end where the tail would be. While visiting a local no-kill shelter where I live now I met Bob's long lost sibling. (well, not really but they looked alike) His name was Shadow. I already had my hands full at home with cats, rabbits and kids so I couldn't adopt him but he did end up finding a home.

Bob

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