Thursday, June 30, 2016

Toesday Reveal!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Toesday contest!  We have two winners:  Trout Talkin' Tabbies and The Island Cats!  Both correctly identified the toes as belonging to: 1. Merlin, 2. Devi, and 3. Dragonheart.  Congratulations!

They both win a digital scrapbook page made by our mom!   Please email us  to claim your prize!  You can use the Email Us button at the top of our blog.

To recap whose toes are whose, we've included them below, along with the identifying name. You can click on any of the photos to view them larger.
1 - Merlin

2 - Devi

3 - Dragonheart
So which ones did you guess correctly?  Lots of people knew that #2 was Devi, but the boys' toes were tougher to identify.  Thanks again to everyone who made a guess! We hope you learned something about Sphynx toes!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Toesday: Guess Whose Toes!

Hello everyone!

Today we have a contest for all of you!  Can you guess which toes belong to which Sphynx?  We will have a prize for those who guess correctly!




Did you know that Sphynx toes are special?  We Sphynx frequently use our toes like fingers, catching and grabbing things with our toes.  According to the Cat Fanciers' Association Sphynx breed standard: "Paws are oval with well-knuckled toes; five in front and four behind. The paw pads are thick, giving the appearance of walking on cushions."  The TICA breed standard for Sphynx is similar: "Feet: Medium in size, oval shape with long, slender toes. The paw pads are thicker than in other breeds, giving the cat the appearance of walking on "air cushions". The toes are very long, slender and prominent."

Sphynx paws are also described as webbed, something you can see a bit more easily in this old photo of Dragonheart as a kitten, even though it's a bit blurry, or in the photo of Devi playing below it:

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Our toes do need to be cleaned regularly.  Because we have no fur for oil to distribute itself through, oil builds up on our paws, toes, and claws, just like it does on the rest of our skin.  Our claws, in particular, accumulate "black gunk" which is basically oil combined with dust, litter dust,

Good luck guessing whose toes are whose!  Let us know in the comments.  And did you learn anything about Sphynx toes, or did you already know all that?

Monday, June 27, 2016

Mancat Monday: New Cardboard Scratcher

Hello all!  Dragonheart and Merlin here.

So on Saturday, after coming home from seeing A Chorus Line at the Stratford Festival (they got a really good deal on tickets: only $15 each!), our mom and dad brought us a new cardboard scratcher!

It's a very cool scratcher!  It has a toy in the middle (a different one on each side), and it wobbles!

We think it is lots of fun to play with!

We hope all our friends have a great week!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Selfies: Dragonheart

Dragonheart here!

Our mom was pretty busy with her research projects this week, so didn't get around to taking many selfies of us.  Additionally, our humans went to see A Chorus Line in Stratford yesterday, so they weren't around to take photos of us on one of their days off.  Then today they had the audacity to give us all baths!  We know that baths are important to keep us Sphynx healthy (because we have no fur, the oil that our skin secretes accumulates and can cause problems, whereas with furred cats, the oil is simply distributed through the fur), but that doesn't mean we enjoy being bathed.

So today you have a semi-selfie of me, Dragonheart, as our entry for The Kitties Blue Sunday Selfies.

If you want to see some photos of Merlin, you can visit his facebook page.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Mancat Movie Meezer Monday: Cat Grass!

Merlin here!  Today I am sharing a video of me enjoying my cat grass.  I love my cat grass!  It has four different varieties of cat grass, and they all taste yummy!

If you have trouble watching the video, you can try viewing it here.