Sunday, September 21, 2008

MANX CAT, CRITTERS SUNDAY


Manx cats are tailless cats by birth and yes as I've posted before originate from the Isle of Man. The cat in the photo is the same one I have posted previously, but you couldn't really see he had no tail in that one. As you can see here, no swishing tail, not even a stump. In the Manx language they are called a "Stubbin" and other nicknames include, stubbie, rumpy, bobtail manxie and dogcat. Sure I will find more nicknames after this post.

Types Are

  • Rumpy - Completely tailless.
  • Riser - Bit of stump at base of spine.
  • Stumpy - A short stump of a tail.
  • Longy - A visible short tail.

  • I never here anyone refer to Manx cats in these terms though as types. You mainly see the Rumpy the completely tailless one very muscular and tabby in colouring. This is the only tortoise shell rumpy I have ever seen in Ramsey. In fact there aren't many Manx cats around my part of Ramsey. I had hoped to show you another one at some time but they all seem to have got passports and gone travelling.

    Have you ever seen a Manx cat, or even owned one, and did you know they originated from the Isle Of Man?

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    54 comments:

    twobarkingdogs said...

    He looks like he's on his way to work. LoL. Great photo. Thanks for sharing.

    stan said...

    Yes we call them all stubbies. Nice shot of him walking away.

    Ilse said...

    Very cute!

    sue said...

    Bobs are what we say. Didn't know Manx was a language.

    Tootie said...

    No, I have never seen one before. I had a bob tail cat when I was a child, but that was from an accident. Thanks for the lesson. :-)

    Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

    Kitties with tails, kitties without tails... I love'em all! I've heard of Manx cats most of my life, but heretofore did not know that they originated on the Isle of Man. Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for your visit to my spider CC post today.

    Dar's Foto Faze said...

    Thanks for sharing. Great photo.

    ratmammy said...

    i love manx cats. we think our alice was part manx, as her tail was shorter than the normal cat (but not a stump) and she had the longest hind legs on a cat (not a manx) that i've ever seen.

    kitties in japan are usually tailless.

    kaye said...

    Like the paw just kicking back. Did you take the colour out of the background?

    Tink *~*~* said...

    Yep, I knew "Manx" meant "from the Isle of Man" but I am not personally acquainted with any Manx cats - or people, for that matter!

    Tink *~*~*
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    April said...

    I've never seen one either. I like this cat's pretty tortoise shell colouring. He looks like a cat on a mission.

    Carletta said...

    I have always wanted one - I love their faces!

    I also loved your night shot below and the lesson.

    Ashrunner said...

    Interesting cats. A friend of mine must have had a Manx back when I was a youngster. I remember it always looked strange with no tail.

    BRAD, BOSTON said...

    LB,

    Yeah a neighbor has one. It's a good mouser. Manx strange word. This cat looks like he so owns that sidewalk.

    Indrani said...

    I have never seen one, interesting info on Manx. Learned something new today, Thanks!

    Virginia said...

    TMI, we are still reeling from the family cat's maniacle attack on the knitting. We may not need to comment here.

    Gattina said...

    Must be strange to see a cat without tail, I have never seen a Manx.

    MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

    never seen on before, but it does sound strange for a cat to be tailless

    mirage2g said...

    What? They're just walking like dogs in town...I have never seen a mank but I surely saw cats and dogs without tail =( Deliberately removed I think...

    Reader Wil said...

    I can't remember seeing a manx cat, but I knew they were from the Isle of Man. Thanks for all this information! Thanks for visiting too!

    Aileni said...

    The colour struck me as unusual.

    Jilly said...

    I just love the purposeful way this cat is walking. You've really captured that.

    Webradio said...

    Hello Babooshka !
    I have one timeseen a Manx cat, but i haven't any camera, at this time...
    And je diden't know that it was from Man isle...

    Thank You for the history of Manx cat...
    See You later.

    Small City Scenes said...

    We had a tailess cat when we were kids and not knowing what breed it could have been we just called it a Manx cat. Why that was common knowledge I don't know. MB

    angela said...

    If he had a tail he'd definitely be swishing it...

    Benjamin Madison said...

    Beautiful photo, such a great simple composition, and a fascinating text to go along with it.

    Blue said...

    He looks as if he's striding purposely away from you & that darn camera thingy!

    Although deffinately a doggy person, Manx Cats did fascinate me when I saw them in the flesh.
    Saw a couple in Castletown - wish I'd been into photography back then.

    Laurie said...

    My neighbor in college had a HUGE manx cat. His name was Buddy and he loved to eat peas, of all things.

    Sara N said...

    nice shot,you took it in a good way,well done Babooshka,the artist woman! :)

    Jackie said...

    He is a fine fellow - he looks very purposeful wherever it is he's going. I've never seen a Manx cat.

    fishing guy said...

    Babooshaka: I have never seen on a all new information, thanks for sharing.

    Steven (Cavite Daily Photo) said...

    Oh my babooshka! though I haven't een the cat in the front perspective. i think it's very creepy! It's appearance looks like it doesn't usually belongs to streets!

    Great job! You're photo creeped me! jajajajaja! And also, informed me alot about those creatures^^

    God bLEss you and hope everythings fine out there!

    Steven^^

    Mo said...

    Cool Cat

    Anonymous said...

    Everybody want to be a cat.

    JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

    Rumpy, stumpy and longy! That sounds like it would make a good TV show let alone be the names of manx cats!!

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    Bibi said...

    I knew Manx cats originated on the Isle of Man, and have seen a couple in the US. Never knew about Rumpy, Stumpy, and Longy! To me that sounds like names that should be given to Porky Pig's newphews if he had any, in the style of Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

    Your EG Tour Guide said...

    Friends of mine own a couple of Manx cats but until I started reading your blog it never registered in my brain that they originated on the Isle of Man, although I know my friends have probably mentioned it several times. Oh, yes! I CAN be exasperating. LOL

    JM said...

    I've never heard of manx cats before... That one has a fantastic fur pattern!

    magiceye said...

    1st time am seeing one! thank you.

    Jim said...

    I think I need one of thoses cats. My cat likes to get on my bed always a half our before I want to get up and smack me in the face with his tail telling me time to get up and feed him.

    Jim said...

    Great shot, thanks for sharing how you got it.

    Marie Reed said...

    I had no idea that they were from the Isle of Man until meeting you:)

    craig said...

    It's a stark bold image. I have seen them. Did not connect what Manx was.

    marley said...

    I didn't realise there were all those different variants. Very interesting :)

    Nikki-ann said...

    A friend of my Dad's once brought a Manx cat back to Wales with him.

    ~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

    Cute little guy! A neighbor had one many years ago - they're neat cats!

    Rhea said...

    I have seen a Manx cat before, and I remember it well, because cats always have tails. It's so hard to imagine a cat without a tail! And, no, I have no idea where they came from. Neat info and great photo!

    Boise Diva said...

    Hi little tortie, I love torties!

    Rambling Round said...

    Hi Basbooska! One of my cats from years ago had several Manx kittens. There was a male Manx in the neighborhood, but I did not know they originated from the Isle of Man!

    Lilli & Nevada said...

    they are pretty with all the cats i have owned over the yrs i have never had one

    AppleDebbie said...

    I never knew there were so many different types of Manx cats. Very nice photo and an interesting post!

    Carole said...

    Didn't know about the different Manx types. Thanks for the definitions. Great photo.

    tr3nta said...

    This photo is great... I love the composition of it...

    Rambling Woods said...

    I didn't know that...And I am a cat lover...

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