Friday, May 16, 2008

Well, I guess I haven't posted in a long time. Time gets by you if you don't pay attention. Also it kinda helps to pass the time if you are working a lot and addicted to a video game. I am so addicted to the Sims. I got Sims Life Stories from Chris and I played the hell out of it. Then I got Sims2 form Jeremy and he got me a bunch of expansion packs for it. Which is really awesome! I am having a blast with it. I just got me new job in Security at Prairie Meadows. I will be working the night shift as a security guard. I am excited. It really pays a lot too. When I get my first check I am going to go out to eat at Triple Crown. I am planing on going out to the casino for my birthday and playing some slots. But other then that I really don't have a lot of stuff going on. I am glad to be out of banquets. There was just too much drama and confusion. I don't know what the deal is witht he dogs lately, but they have been going out of their way to be bad. They are tearing into everything! I think it is because I have been at work so much lately. They tore open a package full of little jingly bells. They may hae eaten some of them. I had this pretty big beaded blue and white necklace, they destoryed. I know they ate some of the beads, because when I locked them in the bathrrom as punishment, they pooped them out! Then they got up on the furniture and dug into my purse, and pulled out these cardboard boxes I brought home from work to give to Chris, and completely shredded one. It is more Garth, then Coco. Coco is looking more and more pregnant everyday! I am very excited. Chris thinks it will be w very small litter though. Which I prefer, with her being so young.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Munchkin Cat

I have discovered this new breed of cat. No I didn't 'discover' it, but it is new to me. I think it is the cutest thing ever and wanted to post about it here on my blog. I feel everyone show know about munchkin cats, lol.

Here is some information I copied from the website:

~ Munchkin ~

The Munchkin is a naturally occurring domestic cat breed characterised by unusually short legs. A spontaneous change in the genetic heritage of the cat has introduced a gene similar to that seen in the Basset Hound, Corgi, and Dachshund, which the Munchkin closely resembles. However these cats have been proven free of the spinal problems sometimes found in the Dachshund.

Although only recently discovered by the cat fancy, Munchkin sightings were reported long before World War II in Stalingrad, Germany and in Great Britain. It was at times noted to sit on its haunches with its usually short legs in the air, similar to the alert stance of a rabbit, hence in 1953 it was dubbed the "Stalingrad kangaroo cat." Seeming to have disappeared from Europe, the Munchkin was rediscovered in Rayville, Louisiana by Sandra Hochenedel in the 1980's. Sandra was in pursuit of a pet cat for her three children. She found Blackberry, a pregnant female cat living beneath a truck in a rural area. Back at home, Sandra was astonished when she realised the cat was unlike any other cat that she ever had seen. This extraordinary cat had body movements that were ferret-like with dwarf legs that resembled the Corgi dog. Blackberry proudly presented Sandra's family with several litters, and each litter included short and long-legged kittens. One day Blackberry vanished. Sandra feared the trait was lost again, but it was not. The gene pool was retrieved from Blackberry kittens that had been given to Kaye LaFrance.

A Munchkin is a product of nature rather than a manmade breed. Because of the autosomal dominant inheritance pattern, a cat with the Munchkin gene will produce kittens with the same short legs. There is no evidence to suggest that the gene for short legs hampers survival or quality of life. Munchkins are registered with The International Cat Association showable in the NBC (new breed or colour) class, and United Feline Organisation showable in championship. Munchkin breeders are diligently working to get the cat recognised for Championship competition with TICA. The Munchkin is a medium sized cat with a substantial, thick semi-foreign body type and a well-rounded chest. Munchkin litters consist of both short and long legged kittens. Male Munckins are generally larger than their female counterparts. Captivating Munchkins come in all colours and hair lengths. Both varieties have plush, all-weather, resilient coats with a lustrous, silky appearance. The longhair Munchkin has the distinction of sporting a beautiful plumed tail. Eyes are medium large and walnut shaped found in most colours with a deeper, more vivid eye colour preferred.

These irresistible cats can do anything other cats can do. Munchkins are able to leap great heights such as counter tops, although many prefer to intelligently find an easier way up. Munchkins movements are described as being like that of a ferret. They can also run extremely fast, despite their short legs. Munchkins are defiantly exquisite cats full of cat adventurousness that all cat lovers appreciate, fully equipped with personality plus some, palsy-walsy, self-assured, and trainable to walk with a bounce on a leash. With amazement and enjoyment you'll watch these cuddly little cuties accelerate taking corners like small sports cars ducking under house hold objects. They can be taught to play fetch and to zestfully obey voice commands. The Munchkin is sociable and enjoys company. Friendly and self-assured the Munchkin gets along well with other cats, dogs, and people. They retain their kitten personalities throughout their lives. Munchkins can be a welcome delight in any home.