I adopted an abandoned Munchkin dwarf cat
Although my Munchkin dwarf cat has a sweet personality and is completely healthy I still feel that she has a disability compared to my other 4 cats.
Muchkins are most certainly not as athletic. They are NOT “built for speed.” An animal that is built for speed in 98% of cases have long legs.
She is wonderful all around. A Princess. But she can not jump as high as my other cats. While my other cats make a 3 foot leap up to my window ledge, she sits and watches.
While my other cats jump all over my 5 foot scratching post. She climbs up it platform by platform. By the time she reaches the top to play with the other cat(s), they are already onto something else.
She always loses in cat play fights. I have 2 boys who love to play fight. While my other 2 girls will stay and defend themselves, she will just run away.
Because of these things I give her a lot of extra attention. It is so sad to watch. And she has to live a life of limitations because some moron thinks it’s funny and cute and can easily make $600-$800 off her deformation.