• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Miss Tika and Miss Mika

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Miss Tika and Miss Mika

    You guys are over due for an updated picture of Tika. I supposed you also noticed there is an additional name up there in that there title too.

    Yep, thats right. There sure is.

    OK now I'm sure you are rolling your eyes and going "get on with it."

    Anyway, this morning I got my newest picture from breeder lady for Tika. And along with that she offered me another kitten whose sale had fallen through. So I looked at Shane and batted my eye-lashes at him and of course he said yes!

    OK maybe it didn't happen quite that easily. We chatted. I said PLEEEAAASSSEEE. He hemmed and Hawwed. And finally went OK. Go ahead and I went "SQUEEEEE."

    So now I have two of these lovely cats. The new one I named Mika. She is also a seal mink, short haired, curled ears, poly toed and naturally short tailed where Tika is docked.

    Anyway pictures!

    Miss Mika

    And Miss Tika
    Did you know, today is yesterdays tomorrow and what you would leave for tomorrow you should do today?
    I am pro-Slaughter

  • #2
    Both kittehs are adorable, but... I cannot believe this breed requires docking a cat's tail if it is not naturally born short or tailess like a Manx. There is no reason I can think of, other than humans' vanity, to dock a cat's tail. What purpose does it serve?

    Dogs' tail docking goes back hundreds of years to Europe and the Great Forests. Purebred dogs (hounds and such) belonged to the rich and were taxed. If your dog had a long tail, it was judged to be a purebred and taxed. If your dog was of mixed or unknown parentage then it was judged a cur, and the tail was docked. This is actually the etymology of the word 'curtailed' meaning 'shortened'.

    Later on docking was done for practical reasons ie: as precautions against injury when hunting, less for criminals to grab (in the case of dobes and rotties); to give a handhold for earthdogs being removed from the ground (but docked because tails are easily broken underground), and cleanliness (OES).

    But cats? Tails are extremely important to a cat's ability to land on its feet when it falls/jumps from great height.

    I don't want to start anything, but if you can give me sound reasons for kitteh tail docking, other than manmade breed standards, I'm willing to listen!
    ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
    Check out my Kryswyn JRTs on Facebook

    "Life is merrier with a terrier!"


    • Original Poster

      Several breeders of cats who's breed standards are for short tails will dock those who are not nst to go with the breed look. The information is usually disclosed to buyers, etc. The cat breeds that have shorter tails also have a different bone structure naturally that allows them to compensate for the shortened tail, those cats whole have long tails that are docked also have the same build that that would have had if they were nsted.

      The manx breed is also one that is commonly docked as well for none nsted cats. Usually cited under health reasons along with the breed look. I owned 2 manx, one of which had the manx syndrome which is a result of the mutated gene that causes the shortened tail in the first place. Often is it fatal, in Syble's case she was lucky hers was a mild form that was "fixed" with minor surgery and a special diet.

      As far as health reasons go, breeds which are bred for shorter tails are not bred for the tail itself. This is also seen in dogs where the tail is normally docked. Said tail can be fragile, develop painful arthritis early on, etc.(such as the manx)

      I personally am fine with it, so long as it is done within 48hours of birth and the breed is supposed to have a nst.
      Did you know, today is yesterdays tomorrow and what you would leave for tomorrow you should do today?
      I am pro-Slaughter


      • #4
        Congrats. They are adorable!


        • #5
          they are adorable!!!!

          growing up we had a manx/ manx mix that had no tail, she had an actual dip where the tail should be and she was put down at an early age due to starting to lose control in her back end.

          the current manx/ manx mix has one single tail bone and when it wiggles you just see the tuft hair move, its so funny


          • Original Poster

            New Mika picture!
            Did you know, today is yesterdays tomorrow and what you would leave for tomorrow you should do today?
            I am pro-Slaughter


            • #7
              awwwww so cuddly