The weird thing about manx cats is you can’t pick them up and hold them in your arms in a comfortable way.
It seems unlikely that the lack of an insubstantial body part with almost no weight would make it difficult to hold one of them properly. I have lived with cats my whole life and it has always felt like the most natural thing to hold a cat like a baby or a rugby ball. But not katie. She struggles a bit and then finds her own comfortable position by using her razor-sharp claws.
Maybe it’s not the lack of a tail but the personality of this particular manx-cat. I’ve got to say I haven’t held many manx cats.
She also refuses to be a lolcat for me. She is far too fonz-cool. Maybe I have to set her up somehow. Teach me to make my cat a lolcat, she may be the first cat on icanhascheezburger.com to lack a tail if I can get her to do something captionable and funny.