Saturday, December 15, 2007

Photo Hunters: Small

PSHunt

Small

As you can see in this photo (especially if you click to view a larger image), I have very small, tiny whiskers. All Sphynx either have no whiskers, or very short, sparse ones. I understand that whiskers are important to other cats, but we Sphynx get along just fine without them. We Sphynx do not suffer for our lack of whiskers. As to why, no one knows! But even when it is dark out, Sphynx have no problems getting around, we get our bearings easily, we don't bump into furniture, we don't try to fit into spaces that are too small for us, and we love acrobatics of all sorts. We are very agile cats. So this is one fact about Sphynx that remains a mystery!

Dragonheart

34 comments

topcatrules said...

Hey - great picture, and we love the quilt too!

jams o donnell said...

I suppose if you're hairles then you would not have whiskers like other cats. Whiskers or no whiskers, you are a handsome fellow! Happy weekend

Eric and Flynn said...

Yes that is a mystery. Eric has very long whiskers as he has a widebody. I am more streamlined, so my whiskers are a bit shorter. We sent you an ecard the other day but see you haven't picked it up yet. Can you check it hasn't gone in your spam folder.

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwww, this photo melts my heart. I say, I really don't care about the whiskers, I just wanna hold you and hug you and love you! You're so so sweet.

Daisy said...

My sister Pixie has only a few little whisker stubs left. Mine are starting to get brittle and break off too. I agree, you don't need 'em!

Mickey said...

What a nice picture!!!!!!
That is also a great take on SMALL :)
Maybe the beans need to do more research about the function of whiskers ;)
Purrs

The Cat Realm said...

Dragonheart - small is not the word for today! The second part of CCSI is up and it's YOUR day! What a GREAT performance you gave! And it was wonderful to work with you.
Karl

Monty Q. Kat said...

Whickers are alright, but man BabyBean has a firm grip. o_0

michico*Adan said...

After a long long time with small or without whiskers, I believe Shpnix will develope your own very high technique skills and wonderful feature to be any condition environment~!!!! So, you are amazing to me~!!! You are the envolution of cats.

Great photo~!!!!!

Artsy Catsy said...

Dragonheart, we think you're magnificent whiskers or no whiskers. And anyway, we know lots of humans with whiskers who bumble around and bump into furniture and get stuck in small places, so whiskers are no guarantee of agility!

Rocky

Boy said...

Handsome pictor of you Dwagonheart!

Yoggie said...

Well, you have very big ears - probably you can hear the furniture..

Beezer said...

There is no mystery about you, You are a handsome mancat!

Are you starting to get excited about your bro-fur? He should be there soon, right?

Jimmy Joe said...

Wow, Dragonheart--I didn't realize your whiskers were so small. You must have special magical Sphynx powers to prowl around in the dark! That is so cool.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Carver said...

Dragonheart you look very handsome and nice to know you get along fine with your very small whiskers. You certainly don't need them to look good.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think you are a highly evolved cat Dragonheart. I am so dependent upon my whiskers!

Tara said...

I think whiskers are highly over-rated...

You look fab!

Tara

A. said...

Who needs whiskers anyway? :) Beautiful picture!

2cents said...

adorable still..thanks for sharing. Mine is up at 4Seasons Of My Life
and 2Cents Worth . Hope you can visit me too. Happy Hunting !!!

JC said...

You obviously have great instincts so you don't need large whiskers ;-)

Great photo, as usual.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Wow you barely have any whiskers at all! If you hadn't mentioned it, I probably wouldn't have noticed though.

Siani said...

I really must get me a Sphynx. My cats keep poking me in my eyes with their whiskers. Lovely pic, as ever, Dragonheart. Have a nice, purry, snuggly weekend!

My pics are up at Siani's Pot-Pourri.

Jan said...

You look wonderful in your role of the Easter Bunny, Dragonheart. Great acting job.

Jan's Funny Farm

jenianddean said...

You are right. Those are some small whiskers. I have super long whiskers. Mom says it's because I have a lot of floof!

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Chairman Mao said...

That's a beeyootiful pickshure of you, Dragonheart. You are so handsum!

Whiskies vary a whole lot, don't they? Brainball's got the longest whiskies Mom has ever seen on a kitty!

You did a great job in the CCSI episode today. Me and alla the othur Ballicai were on the edge of our seaties!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao.

Fat Eric said...

I'm so relieved to hear your Secret Paws package made it to you all right, Dragonheart, I was starting to worry it had got lost! It is not the biggest package but I hope you like it!

Christine and FAZ said...

Sphinx are special in so many ways. As you say your ears may make up for your whiskers. They take quite a big of grooming which I can do without. Purrs FAZ

Pepper the Cheetah said...

Love the picture! Maybe with not having hair you do not need the extra "zoning area" of long whiskers.

I am only suppose to be in my fenced in yard without my bra (harness) and leash. Other than there, I adorn my bra. That is why I am in trouble right now, I have been escaping my yard to play in the woods. Bad ME. Purrs, Pepper

Natalie said...

Those are very short!

My Photo Hunt is up too! :)

pelfy said...

Your explanations really made me thought Sphynx is a mystery. Good shot too.

I have something small to show you too. I hope you can visit me
here. Happy weekend.

julie said...

That is a very unique characteristic, DH. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend! :)

TeacherJulie

TT said...

I had to biggify the piccy and couldn'ts help to notice that you also has small curly ear hairs. Mommy beans said that it was very cute.

Dragonstar said...

Your whiskers are very small, but you are so handsome! That's a great photo.

Skeeter And LC said...

Wow, ya sure do haf SMALL whiskers, but makes sense. We jus nefer noticed that before.

We haf real long whiskers (which Skeeter has made a bad habit of usin to tickle The Big Thing awake at night wif lately).

LC