Friday, March 14, 2008

Frootbat Friday: Sphynx vs. Sphinx

A Great Sphynx:

The Great Sphinx:

Another Great Sphynx:

A Sphinx:

As the Merriam-Webster dictionary indicates:

Sphynx - noun, plural sphynx
:
any of a breed of large-eared virtually hairless cats that originated as a spontaneous mutation

sphinx - noun, plural
sphinx·es
1a : a winged female monster in Greek mythology having a woman's head and a lion's body and noted for killing anyone unable to answer its riddle
b
: an enigmatic or mysterious person
2 : an ancient Egyptian image in the form of a recumbent lion having a man's head, a ram's head, or a hawk's head

41 comments

ML said...

KC said...
Wow, magnificent sphinxes and sphynxes, too. You guys are so cute...
Purrs, KC

The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

Wow...you guys is really really REALLY cute!

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Adan*Michico said...

Although The Sphynx of Eygpt is more famous, But I like you both. Because you both are my friends~~~

Great sharing Sphynx's photos~! I love that.

goldenshade said...

So cute guys!!!!!

Love the Sphynx def. Didn't know of all the meanings.

~Shade

Ramses said...

What a lot of great looking Sphynx and Sphinx! :)

Gandalf & Grayson said...

As marvelous as The Great Sphinx is and considering what it took to construct and all of the time it continues to endure, we think we're are enjoying you 2 Sphynx more this morning! We're so glad you're back blogging!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

COOL! Love the sphinxes and especiallly the SPHYNXES!!!

You are right! You guys don't need a furminator!

Adorable!!!

Maggy & Zoey said...

All four of you are quite mysterious, and quite elegant.

Parker said...

I think I like the Dragonheart and Merlin version the best!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

That is a tough comparison - Sphynx vs. Sphinx...
Both are fantastic!

Angel said...

What a post, it is one of the greatest comparisons I have ever seen!

Mickey said...

Beautiful pictures!! I like to see the Sphinx and the Sphynx :)
You guys look the best though :)
Dragonheart you are a handsome Tuxie cat, don't worry,I'm not done yet ;)

Purrs Mickey

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

We did not know that Sphinxes and Sphynxes were spelled differently.

You guys are much cuter than the stone guys!

The Meezers said...

aww you two are so cute!!! and you really do look regal and magnificent!

DEBRA said...

Fabulous pictures!!!!!!!

Purrsss
Abby

Princess said...

Dragonheart, you and Merlin are the cutest sphynxes on the planet!!

Those stone ones are very interesting... but no personality

purrrrrrr

Tara said...

Loved the comparisons!

Tara

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Then there is Leon Spinks, but he does not have Frootbat Ears either.

Junior said...

Hmmmm.....after careful consideration.....while the sphinxes are interesting....I much prefer the sphynxes!

PB & J said...

We agree with Junior - we prefer sphynxes!! Plus, how would you get a sphinx in bed to cuddle?

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow: all those great Sphinx and Sphynx!

I am sure Bast is fine with the souvenir--she just likes to be worshipped--she is after all mostly cat.

The O'Furry Kids said...

We like the kitty version the best. Great froot bat ears!

McTitus

Mr. Echo said...

I nefurr saw sphynxs or sphinxs beefore. I like the kind spelld with a Y best.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We like the Great Dragonheart & Merlin the best!!! Are you getting settled again with mom & dad back home?

Forty Paws said...

Don't you think the Sphinx's legs are disproportionately long to it's body? Not you guys, but those statue things...

Luf, Us

Tybalt said...

Dragonheart and Merlin win the beauty contest paws down!

Jan said...

We like photos 1 and 3 best. Hi, Dragonheart & Merlin.

JFF

Daisy said...

In this case, I think the Sphynx triumph!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh that's a very good Froobat Friday!!

Kaze

TorAa said...

There is some distinct differences:
The light shining throug yoyr ears and not to forget your intelligence.

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The Furry Bambinos said...

We describe the way Dragonheart is sitting is that he is in the "sphinx position"! (Even cats who aren't sphynx can sit that way too!)

You are both so adorable!

Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

You both have much better noses! ~Queen Snickers

Scout said...

I prefer the sphynx!! You two are much better looking, younger and far less dusty! Glad your humans are home safe and sound!

Eric and Flynn said...

Those are all wonderful photos of Sphinx and Sphynx, but when it comes to a Frootbat photo, Sphynx win paws down. Maybe we should have said "Ears up"

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, Dragonheart and Merlin, both of you are supergreat Sphynxes! And those are great pickshures of Sphinxes, too.

Here's a funny thing Momma wants to tell you. She had a dream last night about alla the Cat Blogosphere kitties. She dreamed we were all havin a big pawtay and she was like a chaperone or somethin. And she dreamed that she and Dragonheart gotted to be good friends, that he was real cuddly, and that she loved the feel of his skin when she petted him! Isn't that somethin? She dreams about kitties a lot but I think that's the firstest time she's dreamed about kitties we've met onna Bloggiesphere!

I hope alla you are settlin in good aftur yur beans' wunnerful trippie!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao.

Marilyn MonREOW said...

What marvelous pictures, of you two handsome Sphynxes and of the two sphinxes!

I see MaoMao told you about Mom's dream. It was really something! She cuddled all kinds of Cat Blogosphere kitties, but Dragonheart was her special friend.

I think that means that we Ballicai and our Mom think you two fellows are great, and we love your blog! *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Chen & Ollie said...

Great lesson, guys!!
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Angus said...

I wonder if that Sphinx knows the answer to the riddle of the Sphynx spontaneous mutation? I think not, proving that you and Merlin reign Supreme!

Ruis said...

A woman's head, man's head, a ram's head, or a hawk's head...

We go for a cat's head, your head!!

We rather have a warm, purring body than a cold stone.;)

Headbutts,
~Karl & Ruis

Moki said...

The Sphynx's of Eygpt have nothing on you!

Wrigley & Cobalt said...

Thank you for sharing all the different kinds of sphynxes and sphinxes. Very cool.