Don’t you think so? I have long dreamed of owning one of these cats myself. And today I found a South African breeder on the web- http://www.taldi.co.za/ and this is what they had to say about the Sphynx Cat
Hairless cats have been spotted occasionally in North America over the past 100 years. However, the origin of the Sphynx breed goes back to 1966 when an ordinary housecat gave birth to a hairless baby in Toronto Canada. This was a spontaneous mutation. A few other hairless kittens were born in Toronto at more or less the same time. This was Mother Nature’s way of founding a new cat breed. Over the next 30 years these cats were bred with ordinary hairy cats and then back to hairless cats resulting in the now strong, healthy new breed with few health problems. This breed is now known as the Sphynx, so called because of the strong resemblance to the Egyptian cat god.
The Sphynx is without hair but may have fine down on his body which makes him feel like a warm peach or chamois or suede. They may have hair on their toes, nose, tail and ears. They occur in any colour and any pattern.
The most commonly asked question is don’t they get cold. Naturally if it is to cold for a person it is also to cold for a hairless cat. They are clever enough to curl up with a warm person, dog or cat or to crawl under the duvet. They are loving, social, clever and like Devon’s are clowns. They are people’s cats and not aloof. They greet you when you get home at night and like sleeping on your lap when you watch TV. They enjoy sitting on your shoulder and want to sleep in your bed at night. They love giving and receiving kisses. They talk in a fine voice and enjoy a conversation. The Sphynx is playful active and can be taught simple tricks. They get on well with other animals. They have big eyes and a clever face and are very friendly. They are very curious and enjoy being the centre of attraction.
The Sphynx is a medium sized cat and is very strong. Males are bigger than females. The bone structure is strong and they are muscular cats with a bit of a belly. It is desirable that they must look as if they just had a big meal. Their skin is reasonably oily and they need to be bathed. Most people who are allergic to cats can live with this breed. Kittens go to their new homes between the ages of 12 and 16 weeks.
I want one! I want one! I want one! I emailed them to ask a bunch of questions- especially the one about cost… and of course- it’s exorbitant- really exorbitant!! And then Mommy Darling talked some sense into me before I sent them a cheque… as tempting as it is I REALLY should wait until either Greebo or Taxi is no longer with me before investing in another furry master!
So what do you think? Would you spend a couple of thousand bucks on an animal because you love what it looks like…?
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