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Irish Heritage Celebration:MANX

Here, Kitty-Kitty…

The MANX or tail-less cat may seem like a mystery, but it’s really just another type of cat…just one without a tail.  Due to a naturally occurring mutation of the spine some Manx are born with short, stubby tails  while some have no tail at all.

One legend has it that a cat was playing near the door of the ark and Noah caught its tail in the door as it shut.  Another legend refers to Manx as cabbits as if they’re a cross between a cat and  a rabbit.  That would explain their extra long back legs and stubby tails!

These are usually earth heavy cats, so think of them as more like a dog.  They’re very affectionate and dedicated to their human family.  While they don’t really like to be picked up they will hop in your lap and cuddle and follow you around just to be near you.

Take a look at Manx in action in this great You Tube video by Janson Media:

Ideal Companion: MANX

Be sure to share photos of your pet enjoying Mermaid Cottages and Tybee Island and you could be featured on our Beach Bum Biscuits Blog!

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