The Munchkin cat is a fairly recent breed distinguished by its extremely tiny legs, which are the consequence of a genetic abnormality.
Munchkins, other than their unique legs, are similar to any other species and can have a short or long coat in nearly any color or pattern. Grooming is not essential for shorter-haired Munchkins, but mild grooming may be required for long-haired cats.
They also have huge, walnut-shape eyes that can be virtually any hue, just like their coat. They are a small to medium breed with a weight range of 2–4 kg (approx 4.5 pounds) and 19–21 cm (approx. 8 inches) height. Their life expectancy is between 12 and 14 years. But this is not all the information you need about this particular breed. If you want to adopt or buy one, you need to know additional details as well. Continue reading this article to find out more.
Every day of the week, in all kinds of weather, I am out scouring the streets of NYC and elsewhere, in search of fun stuff to blog about, because I love. But I am just one person, so not every cool and hilarious thing I see and document with my iPhone ends up here. Most of it — like this insane Cat Flyer I saw in Williamsburg — goes on my rad Instagram account, @WorleyGigDotCom. So please, to avoid FOMO, click on the photo above and follow me there also!
“Paying Attention All the Time is an Interesting Way to Go Through the Day.” That is my favorite quote from photographer Stephen Shore, and while it applies to most days of my life, it was especially true during the week I spent vacationing in Chicago. Man, excluding decent weather, that city has just about everything, including lots of fun public art. This site-specific mural of cartoonish fat cats is painted on the exterior of Broken English Taco Pub, which according to its website serves “A unique take on Mexican street style tacos.” Sound yummy!
We were running around so much that we didn’t have an opportunity to eat there (next time!) and I only got one good snap of the entire mural, but here is a cropped view of the cats, which look like ‘cat balloons,’ almost. The Luchador Mask-wearing Cat below is on the back side of the building on Wells Street as you walk toward the entrance.
There are three Broken English Taco Pub locations in Chicago, but this one is located at 1440 N. Wells (at the corner Schiller Street) in the Old Town neighborhood.
Strangely enough, I found this Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure playset (“Comes with 6 Cats!”) in the gift shop at Bowers Museum in Sana Ana, CA, of all places. Buy one for yourself at the Archie McPhee website! I will leave the Googling to you!
I passed this attention-grabbing house while walking along Cedar Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn and was, of course, charmed by these goofy, colorful cats adorning its exterior. Hilariously, it was not until I downloaded the picture into iPhoto that I even noticed the bright green “Elvis” tag. True story.
One of the foremost installation artists working today, Pepón Osorio here presents two cats wearing medallions that say, respectively, fear and denial. These oversize domestic animals (their scale accentuated by the small table they sit on) may say something about the exaggerated role that our fears and denials play within our own imaginations.
Ah, David Shrigley, we love his heavily-warped worldview and sense of the absurd! This Domino Set designed by Shrigley is part of the new Play collection, a collaboration between the artist and Third Drawer Down Studios, as offered by the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Domino Tile Details
There’s rarely a dull moment when you’re playing games with David Shrigley. Instead of the traditional uniform of matching dots and tiles, you’ll find characters such as Skulls, Grumpy Old Men, and Raggedy Cats on each tile, which makes this 28-piece set a perfect diversion for when you or your partner are plotting your next move.
Available in the Gift Shop at the New Museum of Contemporary Art on Bowery and Prince Street in lower Manhattan, priced at $65 per set, $55.25 for Members.