Sphinx – this word has magic, it causes associations. These are the pyramids, sands, mysticism of ancient Egypt. But what is a sphynx cat? This is also magic, but real, consisting of flesh and blood. This is a cat figurine. These are soft lines of the body, the magic of harmony, the look of green eyes right in the heart. This is not a cat, this is poetry. The Sphinx cannot be called a cat, it is a creature that came to us from another planet. This is the embodiment of all the best that is in wildlife and man. They are very similar to humans: they have paws, like pens, they like to sleep under the covers, putting pink ears on the pillow, look directly into the eyes, not looking away, which is not typical for animals. This is a cat shock. The first shock is when you first see the Canadian Sphinx. No one is indifferent at the sight of this amazing creature. Continue reading
The breeds of sphinxes that are now popular are modern cats, but they also had distant ancestors. Natural, natural mutations among cats have been observed over the past hundred years, and most likely they happened much earlier. Pictures of a Mexican hairless cat appeared in the Book of the Cat magazine, published back in 1903 by Franz Simpson. He wrote, they were a brother and a sister who were given away by the Indians, who assured us that they were the last cats of the Aztecs, and they were bred only in Mexico City. But no one was interested in them, and they sunk into oblivion.
Other cases of the appearance of hairless cats were noted in France, Morocco, Australia, and Russia. Continue reading