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This Cat Has A Majestic Fluffy Tail Just Like A Squirrel
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This Cat Has A Majestic Fluffy Tail Just Like A Squirrel

For most of us, autumn is the season of pumpkins, hot beverages, warm sweaters, and watching squirrels merrily playing in the leaves. So obviously when we heard that there’s a cat out there with a tail like a squirrel’s, we were overjoyed.

Meet Bell, a truly majestic cat with a tail so fluffy you probably wish you could touch to see how soft it is. Bell’s owner keeps other pets as well, so she is always surrounded by furry friends, whether they’re feline or canine.

We’re huge cat fans and we hope that you are as well. So when you’re done with this article, check out Bored Panda’s previous posts about the amazing Finnish cat Sämpy, the grumpy cats Bocco and Zuu, a constantly surprised-looking cat with a penchant for poetry called Zelda, as well as a woman from Moscow who photoshops cat faces on animals and random objects.

More info: Instagram

Meet Bell the cat

She has a fluffy tail

Just like a squirrel

Bell’s owner ricorico_rico has more than 153,000 people following the antics of their pets on Instagram. Not going to lie, folks, Bell’s friends are just as adorable, too. And the videos of them all playing around together made us smile.

We’d love to see how soft it is

Bell lives in Japan

Bell is a Minuet cat

Currently, Bell is 3 years old and will turn 4 next May. She is a Minuet (aka the Napoleon cat), which is a mix of Persians and Munchkins (that’s right, there’s a feline breed called that). Or, to put it meowthematically, Persians x Munchkins = the Cat Emperor of France.

Minuet cats are also known as Napoleon cats

They’re bred from Persians and Munchkins

The Minuet breed is known for its amazing coat…

Minuet cats are known for their short legs, round faces, and dense fur coats. An interesting fact is that despite its short legs, a Minuet is able to jump, run, and play just as agilely as any other breed of cat.

…as well as short legs

We’d love to have a cat like Bell in our office

Napoleon cats are incredibly healthy: they have very few health-related problems. That’s mostly because Minuets were bred to avoid the various health defects that Persian cats have, such as the excessive formation of tears, the blockage of tear ducts, flattened faces, as well as fur coats that tended towards matting.

Here’s a video of Bell

 

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Dear Pandas, what do you think of Bell and her friends? Do you happen to own a Minuet cat or know someone that does? Can you share anything about raising them, what they like and dislike? If so, we’re eagerly waiting to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

And here’s what people think of Bell the cat

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

My daddy was a squirrel but we don't talk about that.

Raine Soo
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2 years ago

Thanks for the chuckle!

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hobbitly
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2 years ago

So weird to read that according to Bored Panda these cats are very healthy, while when I read on a trustworthy website (in my native language) about Napoleons/Munchkins it seems that these bred races have lots of defects and high risk for PKD and should be avoided.

pebs
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, poor cats.

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Bored Birgit
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2 years ago

The short legs look a bit ridiculous in comparison to other cats, but some people find it cute and that is reason enough for them to breed and buy such cats. The poor cats can't climb, run and jump like other cats, and they can't clean or scratch themselves properly, even if this article denies that. In Germany these breeds are not allowed because it is animal cruelty.

Cedricia Whitney
Community Member
2 years ago

i have had plenty of experience, in breeding and owning persians, this is some wild fad of taking a deformity, bastardizing it and creating a new so called breed

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

My daddy was a squirrel but we don't talk about that.

Raine Soo
Community Member
2 years ago

Thanks for the chuckle!

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hobbitly
Community Member
2 years ago

So weird to read that according to Bored Panda these cats are very healthy, while when I read on a trustworthy website (in my native language) about Napoleons/Munchkins it seems that these bred races have lots of defects and high risk for PKD and should be avoided.

pebs
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, poor cats.

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Bored Birgit
Community Member
2 years ago

The short legs look a bit ridiculous in comparison to other cats, but some people find it cute and that is reason enough for them to breed and buy such cats. The poor cats can't climb, run and jump like other cats, and they can't clean or scratch themselves properly, even if this article denies that. In Germany these breeds are not allowed because it is animal cruelty.

Cedricia Whitney
Community Member
2 years ago

i have had plenty of experience, in breeding and owning persians, this is some wild fad of taking a deformity, bastardizing it and creating a new so called breed

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