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Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Subject:Just joined zipcar till I can get my own wheels, and I am loving it!!!
Posted by:principito.
Time:3:20 pm.
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Friday, October 10th, 2008

Subject:New member
Posted by:teddi.
Time:1:49 pm.
My mom and I just got two Manx kittens (six weeks old) earlier this week, and since then I've been reading up on them as much as I can. I figured here would be a good place to ask some questions.

01. How concerned should we be about Manx Syndrome? Does it even exist? I've read conflicting articles on it.

02. How often should the kittens be fed?

03. Is there anything that I should know in general about having Manx cats?

I'm sorry that I sound so new to this all, but .. I really am. We have two cats already (non-Manx), but they weren't kittens we got them, so this is something different for us. I'm going to call the vet and ask some questions as well, but I thought I'd ask here too and just kind of introduce myself in general. I'm glad this community exists :)

Btw, here is a photo of Harlow and I.
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Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Subject:I miss my cryshade
Posted by:schwarzkatze.
Time:1:48 pm.
Mood: sad.
Back in febuary I moved out of my parents house and into an apartment complex. It was a fairly hard decision if I was going to take cryshade with me or not, but in the end I decided to leave him behind at my parents house because I knew that's would be where he would be happiest and safest. Free to roam and play indoors and out, since he absolutely refuses to stay indoors, without the fear of him being hit by a car, stolen or killed. I would die if he went missing. And he's getting up there in his years now, he's over 10, so I want him to stay comfortable. We didn't move far though, just down the road from where he is, so I still get to visit him once a week since I got a pemmie and he goes up there once a week or so to take walks and play with my parents dog. I still miss him terribly, though I'm sure I made the right choice (and we're now at our two pet limit so there's no going back). I don't think anything can fill that void that I have without him around.Collapse )
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Posted by:uglyshyla.
Time:5:55 pm.
I adopted this kitty his name is Manxy not to long ago when a friend of mine rescued him and his brothers from a trash dumpster where somebody left them to die as babies.My 3 legged kitty passed away so I figured I could do with another missing part cat around the house :P
I was wondering if he's a Manx or a Pixibob?My friend who I adopted him from is pretty sure he's a Manx,but I didn't know if it counts as a pure manx just because it doesn't have a tail or what?
As you can see from his photos he has just a little puff for a tail,and because of that I was also wondering being as he only has a few vertebra for a tail if there is anything health wise I need to watch out for,like spinal or leg probs ect?I adore the little fellow to death and this is my friend time having a Manx or whatever in the world he is :P So I wanted to know if there is anything I need to be on the look out for health wise for the little guy.
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Monday, October 29th, 2007

Posted by:eoswildcat.
Time:2:27 pm.
Hi- I've got 4 kitties, one of whom is a probably manx- chocolate colored. He fits the temperament more for manx then japanese bobtail, but we don't know for sure. We do know he is his own lille man though!
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Monday, February 26th, 2007

Subject:Why I came to love Manx
Posted by:torontochristel.
Time:11:47 pm.
Hi again!
I like to send you a picture of  "Mutzi" (her "real"name was Rosie). She was my neighbour's Manx.  We loved her very much and she was the reason we wanted a Manx.  This picture was taken shortly before her death when she was 25!!!
Our neighbours allowed us to give her a final resting place in our backyard.
She was the queen of our street! She lived mostly outside and walked through deep snow. Her "owners" never gave her cat food but rather scraps from the table.
No one could imagine that she lived to such an old age!  In this picture she is already very thin and frail but the love in still in her eyes.
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Subject:Hello from Toronto to all Manx lovers!
Posted by:torontochristel.
Time:3:54 pm.
I like to get in touch with other Manx fans.  My cat Elmo is almost 6 years old and he has brought so much joy to us. We love him dearly! I would like to upload a picture but I don't understand the security features that were posted by one of the members here.  If I figure it out, I will post it.
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Monday, January 15th, 2007

Subject:Introducing ourselves...
Posted by:rue_des_reves.
Time:11:04 pm.
Mood: cheerful.
Hello! I'm Jai and I have surfed in here for the rare beauty that is the Manx!

See my Manx sweetie?Collapse )

Always a pleasure to meet fellow Manx lovers!
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Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Subject:An Introduction...
Posted by:cookimistress.
Time:12:52 pm.
Hello everyone, my name is Rebecca, a pet photographer, and this is my Pooh Bear:

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He's a Siamese/Manx/Lynx mix, and he's absolutely wonderful. Approximately five years old and a big softee, who loves to jump around after his toys.

Happy New Year everyone!
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Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Subject:Cat nail overgrowth
Posted by:principito.
Time:11:34 pm.
Mood: tired.
It seems like I only post here when I am in trouble, but here we go, again...
Last night I saw something word and disturbing in my kitty's paws. I was going to trim her nails, when i realized, there was some sort of black overgrowth on the bottom side of his nail pad, as if it was an extra nail growing opposite and towards her nail. I though this was kinda weird and I though it might be a scar, but when I looked at all the other cats, they all had this. Needless to say, I got too scared to cut their nails. I am trying to look in the internet to see if I can find a picture similar to what I saw, but there is nothing. I though it might be some parasyte or an allergic reaction to something I'm using, or some sort of contagious disease. I need to know if anyone has heard from this before. They don't seem to be in pain a nd this doesn't seem to bother them, so I plan on taking them to the vet as soon as I comeback from my flight ( I leave tomorrow ) unl;ess someone tells me that is something very serious and then I would have to cancel my trip and stay here with my babies, so please please tell me if you have experience with this before.... Please don't reply with "take them to the vet" cuz I already plan on doing so, I just need to know if I should cancel an important business trip or if its something that can wait, and if anyone knows what it might be
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Friday, July 21st, 2006

Posted by:schwarzkatze.
Time:9:09 pm.
Hello everyone!

I used to think that manx cats were kinda odd looking and I never thought that I would want one. That was before the last pregnancy of one of our cats over 8 years ago now, we no longer have her. She ended up having a little over half (4 out of 6) of her kittens born as cute tail-less babies. I thought that I would keep one of the ones with a tail, since they looked so bizarre without, but my mom didn't want any more cats at the time and was giving them away. Eventually I was able to convince her to let me under the condition that it was a boy, and by that time the only one left was a manx. I'm so glad that it took so long for my mom to come around because if she hadn't then I wouldn't have the adorable cat I have now. Now I've become totally hooked on the manx breed. They're so silly and cute.


Thought I would post some pictures of my cryshade.Collapse )
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Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Subject:Looking for advice...
Posted by:xoceraox.
Time:4:27 pm.
Mood: frustrated.
Hello everyone!

I have a situation on my hands and was looking for some advice...

I have two cats that I adopted in February, one is a Manx named Bodie and the other is a Flame-Point Siamese named Precious. They both unfortunately came into my home with ringworm and I have been treating it since! It has cost me $1,300. to date!

Bodie got the all clear awhile back and has been out of the basement for awhile now, however Precious is still down in the basement since humans can get ringworm. Her cultures have been negative for a month and the vet said that she could be released into our home on Wednesday. However, I found a spot on her Sunday so her freedom was short lived.

Has anyone dealt with their pet having ringworm before? If so what treatment did they receive? I have done some research online and it does seem like the weekly dips and the oral medication seems to be a must, but I thought I would ask anyways to see if there is something else that could resolve this situation faster.

Thanks in advance!
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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Subject:New Manxcats Member!!
Posted by:xoceraox.
Time:8:42 pm.
Mood: mellow.
Hello everyone at Manxcats!!

My name is Cera and I'm new to this community. I was involved with a Westie (West Highland White Terrier) community in the past. However, my 14 1/2 year old Westie, Dustin, just passed away on February 16 of Congestive Heart Failure, so now I don't have much to say there anymore! I enjoyed talking about my furbaby so I thought I would join a cat community to talk about my two new furbabies, one of which is a Manx!

My kitties names are Precious & Bodacious. My boyfriend and I adopted them about a month ago on Saturday, February 4, 2006 from Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue.

Precious is a female Flame Point Siamese with blue eyes. She is about 3 years old and I guess she was in a house with over 100 cats before she made it to the Rescue. The old man never fixed the strays he let in and I guess it just got out of hand. He loved them all, but couldn't take care of all of them. I always wanted a Siamese because I think they are just beautiful...and she is!

Bodacious is the black & white male Manx. He is about one year old and the only history I have on him is that he came from a shelter in Indiana before arriving at Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue. His name was Tommy when I first met him, but he didn't seem like a Tommy so I renamed him Bodacious or Bodie for short. His name fits him...he's very bold, remarkable and gutsy! I always wanted a Manx, I just think they look so cute with thier stubby tails! Plus they have such great qualities and personalities.

We drove 1 1/2 hours to look at Tommy and we ended up taking him home along with Precious! She won my boyfriends heart and he just had to have her too! One week after we adopted them our vet told us that they have Ringworm, which they must've gotten from another cat at the Rescue. Right now they are secluded in an area in the basement that is easy to clean, taking medication, and getting dipped once a week. I can be frustrating and it has proven to be costly, but we aren't about to give these kitties back to the Rescue! I can't wait until they are better so they can be out and about again!

Here is a link from my website with pictures of my furbabies...


I will post new pictures after my kitties are better. I want to hear about all of your furbabies too!
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Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Posted by:yammyqueen.
Time:2:40 pm.
Mood: show-off.
Hi all,

I have grown very fond of manxs, six years ago I met my very frist manx who was a stray aged roughly a year old. Since that time no one ever came forward to claim him or gettibng in touch with his owners he is very settled into this household. Purdu "Purdey" is abit of a celebrity now in our neighbourhood and is a brillaint hunter (he once brought home two rats and a mouse in one rainy night - we live near a park and canal).
The first vet had labeled him as a normal cat who's tail was amutated, though he has no scar tissue and shows alot of the characteristics that make him a manx, on further check with another vet, he is a pet quality Manx (he has a long spine). Purdy is a Red Tabby White stumpie and is very big weighing in around 14-15 lbs.

A year later he was joined by a queen british black short-hair ("Chloe") - alittle odd then having a tailed cat about the house. And in December we got alittle manx girl from a breeder who has just beautiful manx cats.
Our manx girl (now named "Satu") will be 4 months soon and her back legs are starting to grow long, though she is very much in awe of our Manx boy who our queen is alittle jealous about. Satu is a Blue Cream Classic Tabby stumpie.

Purdey and Chloe. Photo does not show OPurdey has beautiful matching amber eyes - Chloe is yellow.

Satu (her stump has extra skin and fur so longer than it actually is)
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

Posted by:kitticat.
Time:12:18 pm.
I see that this community is not very active. But I was hoping that you guys could help me. I have what was told to me a Manx. But then the people who gave her to me where not very trustworthy people. It really is not big deal if she is not...I would just like to know for sure. I also have been told that she may be an American Bobtail.

She is quite that clown even at 7 years old. She is a very clean cat and loves to groom her Siamese brother. She is a talker and an attention hound lol. Her fur is very very soft and long. She also has very long fur on her feet. I assume she was meant to me an outdoor cat where there was snow.

Here are some photos of her

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Friday, October 28th, 2005

Subject:Sick Kitties
Posted by:principito.
Time:6:38 pm.
Mood: scared.
Hi, I am writing cuz I have 3 beautiful baby kitties (well, actually the youngest is 2 1/2 so not so baby) and they have developed a weird allergy to chewing lice. I already took them once to the vet and he told me to use the flea drops once a month and gave them a shot of cortisone for the itch. They were OK and hair was growing back. Well, apparently the flea drops weren't stong enough and a couple of months later they got the lice again. I re-did the drops for this month (he told me it was OK to do it, but no more than twice a month) but I don't know how to stop the itch. He said last time that even one bite will cause them to itch for 30 days. They are losing their pretty hair again from all the licking and scratching, which makes me come to the question: Is there anything over the counter that I can give them to stop the itch? I really don't wanna take them again to the vet cause he's gonna give them cortisone shots again and charge me $100 per cat (and I don't have $300) so I was thinking about a topical antihistamine I saw which is a clear gel and doesn't say anything about not putting it in our mouths, but I am not sure if it is safe for cats since some harmless thenigs for us can be fatal for them, plus I wouldn't know how much to give them. Has anyone out there had a similar problem? Does anyone know a solution? Are there any vets out there who could give me advice? I don't wanna hear the same 'take them to the vet' response cause it is a recurrin g condition that already has a diagnose and I really don't wanna put them and me through the pain of a vet visit if this can be solved at home....

Please help!!!!
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Friday, April 15th, 2005

Subject:newbie post!
Posted by:bogfrog.
Time:11:41 pm.
Hello! I joined this community today, though it's disappointing to see so few posts here.
I don't currently own any Manxes but I do have 17 "tailed" cats. My parents bred and raised Manx cats as I was growing up, so for me love of the Manx is tied to childhood nostalgia.

Anyway, hope to see more posts here in the future!
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Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

Posted by:culture_slut.
Time:2:08 am.
ye who love manx cats; where are you?
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Wednesday, November 19th, 2003

Posted by:evilfirechaos.
Time:8:24 am.
Mood: confused.
I also love Manx Cats.I have a female Manx cat and she is a sweet heart,,,,,,well uh,,,,,sometimes anyway.I had never knew anything about the Manx cat before I owned one.My mom got me one for Christmas this past year.As a matter of fact she just turned a year old yesterday her birthday being the same day as mine.

I know there are many different breeds of Manx cats.Im not quite sure what breed mine is.All I now is she is completley tailless.She has grey stripped fur,so I guess she is a tabby.The closest I could find to her on the internet was a picture of a blue mackeral tabby Manx.I dont know though if thats what she is or not.But anyway.I had never even heard of a Manx before I got her for Christmas last year.

I had never been a big cat person until I got her.She always wants to be around me and I had never known of a cat being so attached to her owner.Then I finally did some research about Manx breed cats recently.Thats when I found out that Manx according to what I read become very attached to their owners unlike most cats that become more attached to their enviorment rather then their owners.

However I do have some concerns about my cats behavior and I'm hoping that you or maybe someone who reads this can be of some help.Although my cat can be very loving at times,she sometimes also gets aggressive.Like for example sometimes she'll want me to pet her but then when she gets tired of me petting her she bites my hand rather hard.Sometimes she attacks my hand and then when I push her off she hissess at me.I do not understand this behavior of hers.She also meows a lot when you pick her up.She doesnt seem to like it even though I've had her for a year now.

Anyway Im really hoping that you can help me out here with any answers you may have to these problems I have been having with her.Thank You
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Saturday, November 15th, 2003

Posted by:culture_slut.
Time:11:45 pm.
Mood: tired.
i love my manx boys and i want a place to talk about them. don't let this community die, please!
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