A New Munchkin to Love

I know, I know – I feel like SUCH a traitor. I cannot believe it myself but there is yet ANOTHER type of Munchkin that I have fallen heed-over-heels in love with…

Of course, it goes without saying that I love these classic Munchkins:

OZ Munchkins

(click image above to hear the Munchkins sing)

Dorothy and “The Gang” – I grew up with these Munchkins and have loved them my entire life…

As I got a little older and discovered that I often “…wanted a little something to nibble on” after a long, hard night of drinking and/or partying (those days are over, thank goodness), I began a serious love affair with these Munchkins:

Dunkin Munchkins

(click image above to hear Mason Reese offer a ‘Super Munch’ Basket)

I don’t “see these guys” as much as I used to, but they still hold a special place in my heart. But now, after a TV program I saw last weekend, I am CRAZY in love with these Munchkins:

Munchkin Cat

(click image above for a surprise)

That is correct – I am now CRAZY about Munchkin cats, like the one shown above. I saw them for the very first time this past weekend on a TV Program called “Too Cute!” which is an hour-long spot devoted each week to baby animals of varying breeds but typically dogs or cats. This week? Munchkin cats… (follow link to video clip of Munchkin kittens on “Too Cute!”)

From Wikipedia: The Munchkin is a relatively new  breed of cat characterized by its very short legs, which is caused by a naturally occurring genetic mutation. Named after the short-statured characters from Wizard of Oz, the breed was developed in the 1980s in the United States. Much controversy erupted over the breed when it was recognized by The International Cat Association in 1995 with critics voicing concern over potential health and mobility issues. 

So yes, now I am totally infatuated with Munchkin cats. I have always loved cats – my Sweetie is MUCH more of a “dog guy” – but I think I could even get him to fall in love with the Munchkins. I mean, c’mon – who could resist this face?

Munchkin Kitten

(wanna’ see a sweet kitten video – maybe a Munchkin? click image above)

As far as reality goes, these cats are 1). probably relatively rare (meaning expensive), 2). I’m guessing maybe fragile health-wise; I mean their stunted legs are the result of a genetic mutation and 3). probably impossible to breed with any success since the gene mutation is random and naturally occurring.

All that said, I still want one. Bad.

I can envision a perfect evening in the near future: My sweet boyfriend and I at home, taking turns holding our adorable Munchkin “PeeWee” (I know – such a cute name, right?) on our laps as we nibble on a dozen Dunkin’ Munchkins while watching the colorized version of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Sounds like a pretty kick-ass night, right?

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