Sunday, June 15, 2008

MANX CAT

Fot Critters Sunday I thought I'd have a change from the birds and show you a Manx Cat. This is quite a young one, not quite showing the muscular physique yet across the shoulders but he is manx nonetheless. I've mentioned this before, but if anyone has a naturally tailess cat with very broad shoulders, what they have is a manx cat, a breed that originates from the island.

This little fellow is quite a friendly chap and came over to Gary and I for a little attention. He very kindly posed for me a I rattled off several shots of his acrobatic preening, before he purred his goodbyes and continued his afternoon stroll around Ramsey. I pass this cat almost daily and everytime he meows his greeting, waits for a little stroke, then toddles off around the town before heading back our way to a neighbours house. Purrfect day for kitty.

Well, in the short time this blog has been going, my 5000th visitor stopped by yesterday. Guess what, they had never been here before, not a blogger and stopped by because they just liked the motorbikes. Nice of them to email and let me know they enjoyed the bikes and were the 500th so Pat hello. So 5003rd visitor has to be mentioned instead and I happy to say it's a regular blogger to most of us in blogland, and a confirmed Isle of Man TT aholic, the one and only Mrs Nesbitt of this link MRS NESBITT'S PLACE who gets todays roll call. Do stop by if you are curious to what ABC Wednesday is, or if you just want to while away some virtual time at a brilliant, funny, touching blog. A warm welcome awaits you.

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40 comments:

Gargamello said...

Pretty calico coat - I like the Persian cats as well, which seem to be very popular in England.

Sandy Kessler said...

What a milestone !!!s sandy

Alex said...

Beautifal cat !! I love cats...

Ken said...

A very sociable fellow and nice marking too.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" sez, "Dat be one kolorful kat!"

"Louis" also thanks you for your comments at his Flag Day post. In a comment on another post you mentioned you like "Louis's" foggy shots. hehehe Wait 'til you see what "Louis" has for this coming Sky Watch! He got it at midnight last night - but he's saving it for Sky Watch!

"Louis" suspects that it pleases you that your 5,000th visitor wasn't another blogger. "Louis" thinks we all like to see our blogs reach beyond the immediate circle of the blogging community. That said, "Louis" also thinks it is neat that Mrs. Nesbitt was 5,003! "Louis" really enjoys participating in her ABC Wednesday meme.

À bientôt!

Carletta said...

I love this breed and the coloring on this one is wonderful!

George Townboy said...

Well, that's a tough act to follow, so I'll just say, "George loves this blog and is captivated by the beauty of the Manx Cat!" LOL

ratmammy said...

Very beautiful kitty! congrats on the 500th visitor. :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i love the kitty manx.
Congrats on the 500th visitor

Misty Dawn said...

Beautiful kitty kat! And HUGE congrats on your visitor milestone!

Tash said...

I've heard of Mannx cats, but have never seen one even on a photo. The one in your photo is a beauty. Great color sunset & loved "the btw rock & hardplace".

Louis la Vache said...

In the discussions about your having your 5,000th visitor, "Louis" discovered that you started this blog at about the same time he had started San Francisco Bay Daily Photo. Your blog has such a professional feel to it "Louis" thought it had been around longer. Good job! "Louis" isn't too far behind you in visits - Bay Photo went over 4,600 today and is kissing at 4,700 tonight.

Mme. la Vache just called from Tokyo. It is warm there today. The typical San Francisco weather pattern occurred again this week. We had 3 hot days, then Mother Nature turned on the Air Conditioning a.k.a. The Fog again yesterday.

Dina said...

So strange, cats with no tails.
Mazal tov on your 5000 happy visitors. Glad to be one of them.

Aileni said...

Thereby hangs a tail... not.

Blue said...

What a lovely Manx puss.
Remember seeing a few around on the island.
Even had a little orniment of one once!

Enjoy what remains of your w/e.
Take care
Blue

mrsnesbitt said...

LOL thanks for the mention. Ofcourse the Manx cat! Mine features the IOM today! LOL!

Sue said...

Congratulations! And what a great photo of a pretty kitty! :)

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: That is one beautiful colored cat.

P&D said...

It is a very pretty Manxie in action.

Nancy said...

He sure has beautiful markings. I've never seen a Manx before. Thanks for sharing.

Zoey said...

What an unusual marking on that cat - I have never seen anything like it, and nice colors too.

Daryl said...

I had no idea Manx could have that sort of coloring .. its almost like that of a Tortoise crossed with a Calico!

:-Daryl

D... said...

What a beauty!

And congrats on your 5000th visitor!

Shannon H. said...

He has beautiful markings and colors.

Congrats on your multitude of visitors.

jacqui said...

Pretty and sweet. Not your ususal image, but I like it a great deal. I am a cat lover.

Jacqui x

Old Wom Tigley said...

Your beloved island it strange.. 3 leggged men, cats with no tails. Is this island a testing ground for GM crops.. ;O)

All the best..

Dragonstar said...

What a handsome cat! Obviously friendly, too. I've never actually been introduced to a Manx cat.

AppleDebbie said...

Awww, what a pretty kitty!

Congratulations on your 500th visitor!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

He's a cutey!

laxeylass said...

Bonnie Manxie. So pretty. No birds today? Keep up the good work.

Ashrunner said...

Nice colors and markings on him.

Ackworth Born said...

5247 it is up to now so rising fast - so glad you met Denise and her hubby when they visited.

lv2scpbk said...

I used to have two manx cats awhile ago.

Heart of Rachel said...

Your Manx cat is lovely. I'm sure he is very affectionate.

Ming the Merciless said...

Congratulations on your 5000th visitor. That is a wonderful achievement.

Rambling Round said...

Pretty calico!

vero said...

This cat is very nice, but it has a strange colours, very particular!

nonizamboni said...

I don't often run into these guys but love any photo of them. How beautiful...thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

I am not much of a cat fan, but this one seems friendly enough! Congratulations on your 5,000th visitor!

jeff said...

Hi,
This is jeff,If Port Townsend had an official town center or square or piazza it might be the little city park on Taylor and Washington Street that is the location of Haller Fountain which has also been known for over a hundred years as Galatea. She is shown here as seen today with a fountain full of soap suds. Perhaps it's wash day or local kids having a little fun. Always interesting over the years to find her in various states of dress or undress. She has appeared on this blog several times.


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