In addition to being fun-loving and adorable, the breed has both a silly name and a funny (and surprising) nickname: the magpie.
Munchkins love shiny things and won't hesitate to pilfer and hoard your valuables.
The Manx takes his name from Britain's Isle of Man, where he was first found.
Legend has it that the breed lost his tail because he was late boarding Noah's Ark and it got slammed in the door.
The breed's wavy locks are a result of genetic mutation (which is not unusual in the cat world).She bred one of the polydactyl felines with a neighbor's short-tailed cat and they produced a litter.