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Top 5 Reasons ‘Moggies’ (Cat Mutts) Are Awesome

Top 5 Reasons ‘Moggies’ (Cat Mutts) Are Awesome

Moggies Are Sooo In

No, we haven’t lost our marbles, nor is “moggy” some strange, new cat breed. It is the loving British slang word for non-pedigree cats (aka Domestics) — and they’re awesome. Not convinced yet? Here are the top five reasons moggies take the cake (and the litter box).

#5 They’re Robust to the Brim

It’s nature. When animals can breed on their own, nature has a way of selecting the best genes, allowing the strongest and the fittest to be born. A moggy is often genetically primed to be healthier, smarter, and more robust than her purebred cousins. In fact, many moggies have been found to be less likely to suffer from diseases than their purebred counterparts.

#4 They Come with an Auto-Wash Cycle

A moggy will spend just as much time grooming as a purebred, and best of all, because the short-hair gene is dominant, most moggies don’t require much in the way of human grooming — except, of course, from the odd brushing to cut down on hairballs. But a moggy is definitely the kind of low-maintenance cat you’ve always dreamed of having.

#3 They’re a Little Geeky

You’ve heard it before about the occasional cat: “She’s gorgeous but not very smart.” Not so with a moggy. They’re usually very smart, especially the older, adopted cats. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by their smarts and wily ways of navigating the world.

#2 They’re Always a Surprise!

While some breeds are predisposed to certain personality traits, moggies have no such blueprint. It’s like having children. You don’t know what you’re going to get. But show them respect, love, and discipline, and you get the most amazing creature ever; one who is very much her own cat. It’s fun.

#1 They’re Adorable

Of course they are! Cats are beautiful, elegant creatures — even the clumsy ones (and we know a few, though we aren’t mentioning names). Their pride, elegance, and sleek felineness make them all adorable. Being surrounded by beautiful things is good for the soul, especially when one of those beautiful things happens to be a living creature.

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8:15AM PDT on Jul 1, 2014

Nice article. Thank you.

7:03PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

They make adorable pets :)

7:24AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

I have no idea what "breed" my kitty is, but she is perfect

6:08AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

What beautiful cats, thanks for sharing

2:53PM PDT on Jul 27, 2013


5:32AM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

7:00AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

So cute.

2:19PM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

They're truly awesome!

6:06AM PDT on Jul 7, 2013


1:06PM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

Love, love all cats including moggies...

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