Dragonheart is a four month old, black and white, Sphynx kitten who just joined our family this past Saturday. You can read about his trip back to Munich with us, or about his first day with us.
Sphynx are naturally hairless. However, Sphynx are not always totally hairless; there can be a fine down on the body, which makes the cat feel like a warm peach. The bridge of the nose is normally coated and some light hair is often present on the ears, tail and toes. Dragonheart is completely hairless, and has fur only on his nose. He looks very cute with his white nose surrounded by black.
Sphynx usually have no whiskers but if whiskers are present they are short and sparse. Dragonheart has very short, curly whiskers.
Dragonheart loves being petted, and he feels like a warm chamois. He is very curious and inquisitive, and loves being cuddled. He was a wonderful rumbling purr.
The most famous Sphynx is, of course, Mr. Bigglesworth, Dr. Evil's cat in the Austin Powers movies. Contrary to what some people believe, they did not shave a poor cat for the movie. They used a Sphynx! The cat who played Mr. Bigglesworth is a Sphynx named SGC Belfry Ted Nude-gent.
Dragonheart's full name is "HairNSkin Dragonheart" since his breeder's cattery name is Hair 'N' Skin. We call him Drake or Drago for short. Another nickname he has acquired in his short time here is "Dragoncat".
Dragonheart has his own blog, that you can check out. If you own a cat with a blog, have them drop by and say "hi".
If you have any questions about Sphynx, feel free to ask them in your comment, and I will attempt to answer them next week during Cats on Tuesday.