Everyone who has a cat knows that cats think the world revolves around them so the human is below and the cat is on top.
During the summer months I’m super busy and sort of (in my mind) neglect my cats. I feel kind of guilty and being a crazy cat lady I promised to make up for it. A week ago I got a cat tower and it’s their mom feels guilty, Christmas, and birthday present. Dac is in love with the cat tower. Eddie and Java are sometimes on it, but the amount Dac spends on it, it was well worth it.
Mischief is Dac. Dac is absolutely CRAZY. I grew up with cats and I thought I knew cats, than she came along. I always told myself that when Dac turned one she would mellow out. Nope, she is a year and half and still full of piss and vinegar. I have actually given her a middle name so when I scold her it sounds more serious (Daiquiri Gray) and her nickname is Ms. Trouble. I love her and could not imagine life without her.
If you want to read more stories on Dac, look on the right and under the tag heading click on crazy or Dac and you’ll have tons of laughs.
Dac is not a pure breed Manx. I’m thinking some genes mutated and she ended up with a stump of a tail; most Manx’s have no tails. She was born to a farm cat and an unknown father, but everything I read on Manx’s relates to her. Manx’s love to carry things in their mouths, which Dac does. It’s quite funny when she carries a jingle ball in her mouth because I always know who is coming down the hall. They need attention, which Dac definitely does. Manx’s also like to chase things, yup that’s Dac alright. She does have a very small two-part tail and it’s like her spine keep growing (I can feel a few vertebrae in her tail) and then attached to the spine is what feels like a piece of string (cartilage). Her tail is very unique and she can wiggle each part of her tail in different directions at the same time.
Another thing about Manx’s is that they are very slow growers and I have read online that they can take up to 5 years before they reach the size they will be. I wouldn’t mind if Dac stayed petite because she is so crazy. A crazy petite cat is easier to manage than a big crazy cat. She also insists on walking on me at night or when I’m sitting and watching TV so a petite cat’s weight I can handle, but if Eddie started walking on me, it would end very quickly. I’m also thinking Dac is so small because of the amount of energy she has. She probably burns more calories than she takes in. I will occasionally feed her more, if she wants extra food (she will sit by the laundry room door and yodel).
The Manx originated on the Isle of Man in the 1500s.This breed is a cat that has rather large hind legs and is born without any tail. Some Manxes are born with stumps, small or short tails, or even a full length tail. If a Manx has a tail, its very hard to tell it from a domestic shorthair. Because of the shortened backbone, this cat also appears to have a curved back. This cat sports all colors and patterns seen in cats (although some associations do not accept color points). The Manx is a shorthaired breed. This breed is active and curious, and loves to interact with its owner. It is considered a highly intelligent breed.