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AMERICAN MANX CLUB MANX TALES WINTER 2006

*Minga Dana - VERMONT

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*Minga  Dana <ladx@vermontel.net>

VERMONT

REGION 1

MMQ:

Minga, tell me about how you got your Manx.

 
MINGA:
 Mema - I purchased Alaris from Gale Thomas-Goodman and Susan Murphy six years ago.  I had lost my part manx Priscilla after 18 years.  Ali was absolutely wonderful and was two years old when I got her. 
 
MMQ:
How far did you have to go to get your Manx?
 
MINGA:
I drove to New Jersey where Gale lived at the time to pick her up one lovely sunny day in February and drove back to Vermont through a snow and ice storm with cars off the road everywhere.  My friend and myself were terrified, Ali slept through the entire trip. 
 
MMQ: 
We are always pleasantly surprised with the "grace" our Manx handle difficult situations.
 
MINGA:
She was a superb pet, but unfortunately became ill and I had to put her down last year.  There never was a final diagnosis, probably some sort of cancer.  The vet and Gale and Susan explored many possibilities, but nothing worked. 
 
MMQ:
They always leave us with wonderful memories to treasure in our hearts.
But there is always a huge spot in our hearts that can only be  filled with a Manx.
 
MINGA:
By this time, Gale was in North Carolina and offered me Kia, Ali's daughter. 
 
MMQ:
Minga, did you have to travel in the snow again?
 
MINGA:
No,   Kia flew up to Vermont about a year ago, was none the worse for the flight and established herself in my household right off, as a matter of fact was quite a bully for awhile. 
 
MMQ:
Do you mean she bullied you?
 
MINGA:
No <grin>
But I always get her message !
I have a 20 pound Maine Coon who is 11 years old and a 10 pound Maine Coon who is 12 years old, Kia is all of 8 or 9 pounds, six years old and rules everyone! 
 
MMQ:
Oh, I can appreciate that...Manx are meant to rule the roost. [?....chickens rule the roost, cat's rule the whole "Hen-House"!!]
 
MINGA: 
She gained some weight after being altered and I began calling her the Chunky Monkey, come to find out Gale had been calling her that too. 
 
MMQ:
Weight gain is something we all have to deal with, when we alter the Manx.  Seems that they read the Standard & think that Round means ROUND!  We have a couple of "Chubba-Lubbas" around here....sigh.
 
MINGA:
She is an absolute delight, has many of her mother's traits, but is more assertive and has to be in the middle of things at all times. 
 
MMQ:
That seems to be a standard trait with our Manx, they do know their minds and are great at sharing their opinion with their family.  And being the "Inspectors" they are, they have to supervise all chores, to make sure that we do it properly.
 
MINGA:
I am in rather small living quarters right now and she is very playful, but will soon move to a new home I am building. 
 
MMQ:
Building a new home can be a wonderful but daunting experience, I did it one time and that was enough for me.
 
MINGA:
I can't wait to see her be able to really run off some of her excess energy!  I love her and as everyone says after having a Manx, I can't imagine life without one.

MMQ: That is what everyone says, the Manx are so loyal to their significant others, and spend as much time at your side as they can.

MINGA:
If you need more info, please let me know.  I will try to get a picture, the only ones I have right now aren't digital. 
 
MMQ:
We will add them to the Gallery when we get them.
 
MINGA:
Thank you for the opportunity to let everyone know about my beautiful Manxies. 
 
MMQ: 
We all love to hear stories about our "Manxies", thank you for sharing yours.

MARY'S MERRY MANX
[IN THE LAUNDRY BASKET]

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Edited by Margaret Messer-Quick.