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Roscoe's Brothers - Charlie & Honey Bear

Roscoe's Mom
October 4th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Charlie is a beautiful Golden/Lab mix, age 2 - adopted from our daughter when she had to move West. He's a treasure! Honey Bear is just a plain ole Manx who thinks he's a dog. That's all right though because Roscoe acts like a cat most of the time anyway. I think our family gives new meaning to the term 'dysfunctional'!

We're a goat rodeo - without the goat!

Roscoe's Mom

otter
October 4th, 2007, 11:21 PM
That picture of Honey Bear is just adorable:lovestruck: and Charlie is so sweet too!

jiorji
October 5th, 2007, 01:40 AM
awww honey bear seems so happy and so is Charlie :cloud9:

i like the color coordination with your pets haha

chico2
October 5th, 2007, 08:05 AM
Awww,look at Honey Bear,too cute,he's smiling,probably has a wonderful dream,pup is really sweet too:lovestruck:

luckypenny
October 5th, 2007, 08:53 AM
I think our family gives new meaning to the term 'dysfunctional'!

But they're adorable and look so happy. Really cute critters you have!

Roscoe's Mom
October 5th, 2007, 06:54 PM
They are cute and they are sweet but they are definitely characters. My first three were my 3 Black Muttsketeers, now we're leaning toward the fawn colors - not by our choice - we don't get a choice - they just show up and say Hi Mom, Hi Dad!

JanM
October 5th, 2007, 07:23 PM
Beautiful animals - and I must say it is nice to hear of someone else who has a Manx - Shadow, my boy, is a rumpy. Is yours rumpy, stumpy or tailed?

Manx are just so special - well, ok, so far all cats are special but there's something about a Manx that is so different from other cats - and I truly believe they are all characters! Does yours like water? My first Manx did - Shadow doesn't seek it out but he will walk through water.

Frenchy
October 5th, 2007, 08:56 PM
They're both extremely cute ! :lovestruck:

Roscoe's Mom
October 6th, 2007, 04:39 PM
Honey Bear, a character? Yes! Sigh, he thinks he's a dog. He loves ice cubes! All four dogs and he gather at the frig when we are getting a glass of ice water. We have to give each of them an ice cube and when Honey Bear gets his he will hunch down, dart his eyes around to see where the mongrels are and then GROWL to let them know this is HIS ice cube. He then struts off with it in his mouth, usually dropping it. That's when the fun starts as he turns into an NHL player and it's anybody's guess as to who will end up with it. Like I always say, it's just a goat rodeo around here - minus the goat of course!

His only experience with water is when the ice cube melts down his chin! So far no full baths, just sponge offs (which he feels is beneath his dignity!)

Now I'm 'stumped' - on the Manx thing. He has no tail, but he does have this 1" nubbin that sticks up right off his tail bone. Adds a bit of pomp to his strut! So is he a stumpy or a rumpy?

LOL!

JanM
October 6th, 2007, 05:40 PM
"Now I'm 'stumped' - on the Manx thing. He has no tail, but he does have this 1" nubbin that sticks up right off his tail bone. Adds a bit of pomp to his strut! So is he a stumpy or a rumpy?"

Sounds like he is a stumpy. Rumpy Manx have a little "dent" where the tail would normally be. Stumpy Manx have a little stump of a tail... ergo - stumpy... Have no idea where these terms came from. My Shadow is a rumpy ... here's a pix

Roscoe's Mom
October 6th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Here's a couple more pix; the one you can see that lil' nubbin sticking up; the other not so much. What do you think?

chico2
October 7th, 2007, 07:21 AM
I just think he's a cutie,Jan and Roscoe,are your cats Manx's or did they lose their tails in accidents??

JanM
October 7th, 2007, 09:40 AM
It's hard to tell about the stumpy - but he's a beauty!

Chico2 - Shadow is a Manx - but he is crossed with something - I'm thinking Siamese. Shadow does not have the Manx head but he does have the Manx nose - very broad and flat. His hind legs are very long and he does do the Manx hop. He is called Manx because he is naturally taillless but, as I say, I'm sure he isn't full Manx. Our last cat - Bones - was full Manx and he was a character extra-ordinaire too!

Roscoe's Mom
October 7th, 2007, 06:29 PM
Truthfully, I don't have clue as to his lineage - other than I have seen both his mom and dad and they both fit the description of the Manx. I've done a tiny bit of online research today and discovered that we probably would be shot at sunset for calling them Manx unless we have papers for them. But I did come across one thing that really convinced me that Honey Bear has at least some Manx in him!

The Manx is a very friendly, affectionate, and playful cat as a rule. With its powerful hind legs, it can jump higher than one would imagine. Some Manx cats bond with an individual or a family and has difficulty when placed in a different home and some readily accept attention from any human. The Manx often exhibits very dog-like behavior. It might play "fetch", growl at an unidentified disturbance, or follow it's owner around.

I've never had a cat act more like a dog than this one does! And even at only 6 months he takes 6' leaps without even thinking twice! He follows me everywhere - comes when we call his name. He just doesn't have an aloof bone in his body - very loving and snuggly! Bottom line, he is who he is - and that's fine with me! :lovestruck:

Frenchy
October 7th, 2007, 06:35 PM
Bottom line, he is who he is - and that's fine with me! :lovestruck:

And he's darn cute if you ask me ! :lovestruck:

TMac
October 7th, 2007, 08:05 PM
Those two are adorable!!! Honey Bear looks as sweet as his name!

rainbow
October 9th, 2007, 01:54 AM
Very good looking fur family you have. :lovestruck: The first pic of Honey Bear is adorable. :cloud9: And, I love the one of him straddling the fence. :D

Roscoe's Mom
October 9th, 2007, 11:24 AM
Thanks all for your comments - we all are a bit enamoured of him, you can tell! He's our first kitty (we just married in Dec 2003) and I sort of, kind of ...er ah... sneaked him into the family - because my hubby is a doggie person. But you should see the two of them together - true love! Course what's not to love - he's just plain goofy! Enclosed is a baby pix of him - probably why we fell so hard!

TMac
October 9th, 2007, 12:24 PM
Oh, you were a GONER!!!!! :laughing::D

rainbow
October 9th, 2007, 01:52 PM
OMG....too cute. :lovestruck: He'd melt anyone's heart. :cloud9:

SkyeGirl
October 9th, 2007, 02:42 PM
So Cute!! hehe :D