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Old March 6th 04, 03:51 AM
Meghan
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Hi,

I adopted a beautiful little rumpy manx (no tail whatsoever) from a Florida
Humane Society 2 months ago. He is 13 months old and not very coordinated
at all.

He is otherwise very healthy, has fine litterbox habits, has been to the vet
and has a clean bill of health. From the sparse details I got at the Humane
Society, he spent the better part of his kittenhood in a cage, which is
tragic.

My question is this - when he runs he constantly slips, he falls from the
couch or bed and lands on his side (not his feet) and generally behaves with
the coordination of an 8 week old kitten, rather than a 13 month old.

Is this because he was in a cage and didn't develop coordination, or is it
his lack of tail? Anyone with any info please let me know your opinion.

Thanks.
Meghan


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Old March 6th 04, 07:55 AM
Kevin Krell
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Not due to lack of tail. We had 2 Manx (plus their fluffy tailed
littermate) and they were extremely athletic. Extremely. Healthy,
muscular, bright, and very active.

Meghan wrote:

Hi,

I adopted a beautiful little rumpy manx (no tail whatsoever) from a Florida
Humane Society 2 months ago. He is 13 months old and not very coordinated
at all.

He is otherwise very healthy, has fine litterbox habits, has been to the vet
and has a clean bill of health. From the sparse details I got at the Humane
Society, he spent the better part of his kittenhood in a cage, which is
tragic.

My question is this - when he runs he constantly slips, he falls from the
couch or bed and lands on his side (not his feet) and generally behaves with
the coordination of an 8 week old kitten, rather than a 13 month old.

Is this because he was in a cage and didn't develop coordination, or is it
his lack of tail? Anyone with any info please let me know your opinion.

Thanks.
Meghan

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Old March 6th 04, 07:55 AM
Kevin Krell
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Not due to lack of tail. We had 2 Manx (plus their fluffy tailed
littermate) and they were extremely athletic. Extremely. Healthy,
muscular, bright, and very active.

Meghan wrote:

Hi,

I adopted a beautiful little rumpy manx (no tail whatsoever) from a Florida
Humane Society 2 months ago. He is 13 months old and not very coordinated
at all.

He is otherwise very healthy, has fine litterbox habits, has been to the vet
and has a clean bill of health. From the sparse details I got at the Humane
Society, he spent the better part of his kittenhood in a cage, which is
tragic.

My question is this - when he runs he constantly slips, he falls from the
couch or bed and lands on his side (not his feet) and generally behaves with
the coordination of an 8 week old kitten, rather than a 13 month old.

Is this because he was in a cage and didn't develop coordination, or is it
his lack of tail? Anyone with any info please let me know your opinion.

Thanks.
Meghan

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Old March 6th 04, 10:24 AM
AK
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"Meghan" wrote in message
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Hi,

I adopted a beautiful little rumpy manx (no tail whatsoever) from a

Florida
Humane Society 2 months ago. He is 13 months old and not very coordinated
at all.

He is otherwise very healthy, has fine litterbox habits, has been to the

vet
and has a clean bill of health. From the sparse details I got at the

Humane
Society, he spent the better part of his kittenhood in a cage, which is
tragic.

My question is this - when he runs he constantly slips, he falls from the
couch or bed and lands on his side (not his feet) and generally behaves

with
the coordination of an 8 week old kitten, rather than a 13 month old.

Is this because he was in a cage and didn't develop coordination, or is it
his lack of tail? Anyone with any info please let me know your opinion.

Thanks.
Meghan


Are you sure that he is really a Manx, and not just a large cat without a
tail?? I had a big boy who damaged his tail and had to have it removed, he
looked just like a manx and it took him ages to get used to balancing
without a tail. As he is from a humane society can you be sure of his
history?



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Old March 6th 04, 10:24 AM
AK
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"Meghan" wrote in message
news
Hi,

I adopted a beautiful little rumpy manx (no tail whatsoever) from a

Florida
Humane Society 2 months ago. He is 13 months old and not very coordinated
at all.

He is otherwise very healthy, has fine litterbox habits, has been to the

vet
and has a clean bill of health. From the sparse details I got at the

Humane
Society, he spent the better part of his kittenhood in a cage, which is
tragic.

My question is this - when he runs he constantly slips, he falls from the
couch or bed and lands on his side (not his feet) and generally behaves

with
the coordination of an 8 week old kitten, rather than a 13 month old.

Is this because he was in a cage and didn't develop coordination, or is it
his lack of tail? Anyone with any info please let me know your opinion.

Thanks.
Meghan


Are you sure that he is really a Manx, and not just a large cat without a
tail?? I had a big boy who damaged his tail and had to have it removed, he
looked just like a manx and it took him ages to get used to balancing
without a tail. As he is from a humane society can you be sure of his
history?



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Old March 6th 04, 05:35 PM
Meghan
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Mmm, interesting thought. Of course I have no papers, but his brother was
also at the shelter and he had no tail either. He also has all the bodily
and personality characteristics of a manx - like no other cat I've ever
had - he's like a dog, following me everywhere, face butting me at every
opportunity, short front legs and big back legs. A great little boy, just
not very swift on his feet.

Meghan


"AK" wrote in message
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"Meghan" wrote in message
news
Hi,

I adopted a beautiful little rumpy manx (no tail whatsoever) from a

Florida
Humane Society 2 months ago. He is 13 months old and not very

coordinated
at all.

He is otherwise very healthy, has fine litterbox habits, has been to the

vet
and has a clean bill of health. From the sparse details I got at the

Humane
Society, he spent the better part of his kittenhood in a cage, which is
tragic.

My question is this - when he runs he constantly slips, he falls from

the
couch or bed and lands on his side (not his feet) and generally behaves

with
the coordination of an 8 week old kitten, rather than a 13 month old.

Is this because he was in a cage and didn't develop coordination, or is

it
his lack of tail? Anyone with any info please let me know your opinion.

Thanks.
Meghan


Are you sure that he is really a Manx, and not just a large cat without a
tail?? I had a big boy who damaged his tail and had to have it removed,

he
looked just like a manx and it took him ages to get used to balancing
without a tail. As he is from a humane society can you be sure of his
history?





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Old March 6th 04, 05:35 PM
Meghan
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Mmm, interesting thought. Of course I have no papers, but his brother was
also at the shelter and he had no tail either. He also has all the bodily
and personality characteristics of a manx - like no other cat I've ever
had - he's like a dog, following me everywhere, face butting me at every
opportunity, short front legs and big back legs. A great little boy, just
not very swift on his feet.

Meghan


"AK" wrote in message
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"Meghan" wrote in message
news
Hi,

I adopted a beautiful little rumpy manx (no tail whatsoever) from a

Florida
Humane Society 2 months ago. He is 13 months old and not very

coordinated
at all.

He is otherwise very healthy, has fine litterbox habits, has been to the

vet
and has a clean bill of health. From the sparse details I got at the

Humane
Society, he spent the better part of his kittenhood in a cage, which is
tragic.

My question is this - when he runs he constantly slips, he falls from

the
couch or bed and lands on his side (not his feet) and generally behaves

with
the coordination of an 8 week old kitten, rather than a 13 month old.

Is this because he was in a cage and didn't develop coordination, or is

it
his lack of tail? Anyone with any info please let me know your opinion.

Thanks.
Meghan


Are you sure that he is really a Manx, and not just a large cat without a
tail?? I had a big boy who damaged his tail and had to have it removed,

he
looked just like a manx and it took him ages to get used to balancing
without a tail. As he is from a humane society can you be sure of his
history?





 




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