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My cat Mr. Skittle

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Hi Everyone-
I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me what kind of cat I have. His name is Mr. Skittle and he's 3 years old. When I got him he had a short, broken tail. It appears to be broken in a couple of places and his whole litter had the same problem. It doesn't seem to bother him and the vet said he was fine. I looked online and only found information about cats with little or no tails but he has one, it's just broken in a couple of places. I orginially thought maybe it was broken when he was little but like I said before his whole litter had broken tails. He's a pretty big cat, he loves to be the boss of everything and everyone. He doesn't get a long with my dog at all and he loves to chase around other male cats. He meows a lot, especially if someone pets him too much and he just overall has a bad attitude and is trouble, but I love him. His back legs are huge (long) compared to his front ones. I believe he's just a tabby but just wondering what everyone thinks.
Thanks!!!
Angie









post #2 of 13
he is ADORABLE!!!!! That picture of him cuddling...and his cute little tail!!
post #3 of 13
Hes an absolute doll!! I think he just looks like a tabby.....
post #4 of 13
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My little cat that Mr. Skittle is cuddling with in one of the pictures actually broke a toe this weekend. She decided to climb on a ledge at my house and fell from the the second floor to the first (about 15 ft). It was so scary, but she's doing better and has a cute pink cast.

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My little cat that Mr. Skittle is cuddling with in one of the pictures actually broke a toe this weekend. She decided to climb on a ledge at my house and fell from the the second floor to the first (about 15 ft). It was so scary, but she's doing better and has a cute pink cast.

Little cat? That cats not little!!! But she is beautiful.
post #6 of 13
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I meant in the picture above with Mr. Skittle. She is the smallest cat we have so it me she's small lol.
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I meant in the picture above with Mr. Skittle. She is the smallest cat we have so it me she's small lol.
Ahh, ok! Got'cha.....
post #8 of 13
Aww, they are both precious!

The thing with the tail, a lot of times when they are still in the womb their tail will get "kinked" if there isn't enough room or they are laying strange. I could also be a family trait (I think, but don't quote me on that). I know shorter tails is hereditery. We have a lot of barn cats and a few years ago one of the females mated with a bobcat (no tail) so now a lot of cats here are born with 1/2 tails or no tails at all. In fact, of my 6 indoor cats, only 2 have full tails. Corky is named that because when she was a kitten her tail felt like a cork screw. After she grew up, we realized there were 2 bends in her half tail..one right in the middle and the other at the very end.
post #9 of 13
Looks like a nice silver tabby. The Japanese bobtails have a curled/twisted tail that some might think is "broken". You cannot straightened it and shouldn't try.

Perhaps your cat has some JBT in the background, tho the body/head is no where near the typical JBT.

That might explain the "broken" like tail He's really handsome
post #10 of 13
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Thanks for the info! Yeah, Mr. Skittle has about 2 or 3 bends in his tail. I thought they might be broken but maybe not. He can wag his tail like nothing is wrong and if you touch it it doesn't bother him. I looked up American Bobtails and I saw some pictures that looked kind of like him and his tail fits the description. I mean it stands straight up, just with a couple of bends. I call him my snow lepard though lol. Thanks everyone!
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Looks like a nice silver tabby. The Japanese bobtails have a curled/twisted tail that some might think is "broken". You cannot straightened it and shouldn't try.

Perhaps your cat has some JBT in the background, tho the body/head is no where near the typical JBT.

That might explain the "broken" like tail He's really handsome
I never even thought a kinked tail could be a breed trait. That is interesting. Of course, my specialty is barn cats and occasional strays Learn something new every day.
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These are our other cats:

Tigger:





Meeko:





Princess Nala (the day we got her):
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All of your cats are beautiful!!!!
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