Manx Cat Picture 7
This is another amateur picture that shows off the stump of a tail. This cat would be called a “stumpy”. Because the hind legs are thicker (in comparison to the average cat) and longer than the front legs, the Manx has a tendency to run like a hare. The normal walking, running and turning actions of this cat are affected by this body conformation. Here is an interesting fact. A normal tailed cat was injured. Her tail was damaged. The tail was amputated. Afterwards she had kittens. In the litter at least one of the kittens had a stump for a tail. The same happens with Fox Terrier dogs who have their tails shortened surgically.
Manx Cat picture – copyright Flickr name: weretable – reproduced under Creative Commons
Manx Cat Picture 7 to Manx Cats page