Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cats on Tuesday: Toesday

Cats on Tuesday

We Sphynx have unique toes! Compared to other breeds, we have long toes and thick paw pads. :) Some say our thick paw pads give us the appearance of walking on cushions!

We Sphynx tend to get dirty toes, because we have no fur to absorb the oil our skin secretes. So oil builds up on our toes, in our claw sheaths, and on our claws, and attracts dirt and dust. So our toes, paw pads, claws, and claw sheaths need to be cleaned weekly, just like the rest of us!

(Click any of the photos below to see a larger image. If you do, you can see the tiny bit of hair that we have, especially on Merlin's toes!)

Dragonheart's Toes:




Merlin's Toes:


40 comments

Parker said...

I think you boys have wonderful toes!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

THUNK! Just a second...Mommy fainted at the sight of those cute toesies!.......okay she is alright now. You two have the cutest toesies ever seen!!! Oh....thunk....there she goes again.....

T'Abby Normal said...

On a scale of 1 to 10, I say your toes get .... 20!

Would you say your toes are more sensitive than other cats' toes?
Purrs,
Abby Normal

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Oh, look ! A little bit of fuzz!

The Meezers said...

tosies!! your tosies is so cute

goldenshade said...

The best toes I have seen in my whole life!!

Superb!

Purrs, Shade

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

We can see the little furs and also distinctive pad markings on Merlin's toesies! :D

The Devil Dog said...

Wow, those are some really cool toesies. Better you than me about the weekly cleaning. Hope you get lots of treats for that.

Roxy

Mickey said...

I like your ties too :) Mom likes the pads! I bet your Mom likes to rub your toes :)
Purrs Mickey

Deana said...

I must say you boys have very healthy, clean feet and toes!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Wow! They are some toes!
MB said they look like platform shoes hehe!

Purrs, Sukie X

Gattina said...

Very special toes indeed ! I hope you are not too ticklish at your toes when they have to be cleaned !

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HotMBC said...

Awesome toes yall!!!

Tybalt said...

I love your toesies!!!!!

Ana said...

Dragonheart, your toesies look very cute in brown and rose.

snowforest said...

Those toesies are very kyoot. Purrs to you boys :)

The Furry Kids said...

Momma is just about passing out from the cuteness.

divakitty said...

Very cool toes - watch out though, Victor may try to tickle them...

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Hehe Me likes your toesies!!

Tamra Maew said...

You best hide those toes quick! We had the toes nails cut last night during the evil distraction with treats! Must be fun to chew toosies with such big cushions!

Purrrs, Tamra and Griffin

Ramses said...

You Sphynx are so interesting!

Daisy said...

I think your toes look really, really cool!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

It takes a bit to get the LL squeeing....and you've done it! CUTE!!

Though, can I bite on your toes for you? I'm obsessed with toes being very very very clean. I bite my hind clawrs a bit too often.

Kaze

jenianddean said...

Those are some pretty cool toes. I like Dragonheart's half-and-half toe pads, and Merlin's tiny toes hairs.
--Jasper

DEBRA said...

Those were great pictures of your toesies and they look so soft and cuddly...

Purrs
Abby

Mr. Echo said...

Fassinaytin! If yoo lived heer Mommy wood be messin wif yur toes all the time! She seems to think mine are a plaything...

Willow said...

Oh, both of you have the cutest toesies! Very good pictures of them today! I'm not showing mine today...

Purrrrrrs, Willow

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

cute little tootsies! i still can't believe that you are so good about getting baths.
do your beans give those toesies kisses? i think mommy would.

Luna said...

Wow, those are very interesting toesies. They looks so cute!

I have very furry toesies and I can slip on the floor when I run and stop . But it is a lot of work to clean the fur.
purrs
Luna

Eric and Flynn said...

You both have very cute toesies. Do you like having them massaged? We do.
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Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

You Sphynxs sure have remarkable toesies. We looked at ours real careful an they arent as innerestin!

Camie's Kitties said...

You have very cute toes. We like your pillowy toes.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think you guys have GREAT toes. My human wants to rub them... I will do my best to prevent her.

Junior said...

We looked at your toes earlier, but couldn't leave a message till now. We think your toes are cool and Meowm squealed when she saw them!~~Junior and Orion

Lux said...

I'll bet your pawpads feel comfy to walk on (like gellin'!)!

JB's Big World said...

Woah, those are some interesting toes!
--JB

katztales said...

Amazingly plump tootsies you have there! As cat paw reader I predict there is a treat in your near future....

Karen Jo said...

You both have the most amazing toes. I love them.

michico*Adan said...

Oah Both of your toesies are so so adorable~!!!