Friday, December 23, 2016

Frootbat Friday: Merlin

Thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate my 9th Gotcha Day yesterday!  I truly appreciate all the purrs, prayers, positive thoughts, and putting of paws together from all my friends.

Earlier this week, I had mentioned that due to chemotherapy, especially the prednisolone, I was gaining a bit more fur than usual in some spots.  I'm the most naked out of the three of us Sphynx - you see, Sphynx, although "hairless," do have fine down hairs.  My hairs are extremely short and fine, Dragonheart has pretty average "hair" for a Sphynx, and Devi is the fuzziest of us, although she's still relatively hairless compared to some Sphynx.

When I mentioned that, Seppo, one of the Sphynx at http://www.pikkupunapippuri.com asked me where I was gaining some hair.  The answer is my ears, so it seemed appropriate to share some ear photos for Frootbat Friday.  All photos can be enlarged for a closer look.

Here's one of my ears back in July.  The photo is a little blurry, but you can see there are some very fine, short hairs covering my ear.

Here's what one of my ears looks like now.  You can see there's a bit of fuzz on it:

Dragonheart has the fuzziest ears out of all of us.  Here's a photo of one of his ears:

Devi's ears are pretty fuzzy too, but not quite as fuzzy as Dragonheart's:

As for our skin and the differences, this collage illustrates them.  Again, if you click to view larger, you can see the differences, especially between me (Merlin) and the other two.  The difference between Dragonheart and Devi is much more noticeable in person.


We hope you've learned something about Sphynx today!

Happy Holidays to all those celebrating!  We will be having an adventure starting tomorrow, so we may be offline for a few days.

18 comments

Punapippuri said...

Thank you for this! That is very interesting, that your ears get furrier. We also wonder if there is anything to do with climate ? Seppo definitely has a winter 'coat'.
Oh, and he has furry, ahem, 'bits' hehehehe.

Marg said...

We are so sorry that we missed your Gotcha Day so happy Gotcha day a day late. That is interesting about the hair on your ears. We sure hope you continue to do well. Happy Holidays to all of you too.

Punapippuri said...

Hehehe - thank you for your answers on the bloggie.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

That was very interesting about the hair we didn't realize the differences.

Brian said...

We are happy your special day was great Merlin and hugs from all of us!

Team Tabby said...

Happy Gotcha Day Merlin!

Mindy and Mike

John Bellen said...

I'm sorry I missed the celebration, Merlin. You must be a happy cat to be in such a loving home, and I'll bet your humans think they are even luckier. Funny about the fuzzy ears. I hope that is the worst of the effects of your medicine.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love learning more bout you and whenever I see your cute little faces, I want to get a Sphynx.

The Swiss Cats said...

Very interesting ! Purrs

The Island Cats said...

Very interesting. We didn't realize that you Sphynx still had fur...albeit fuzzy.

Flynn said...

I am glad you had a great day, Merlin. it is interesting to see the different degrees of fuzziness you all have.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That's so interesting! Well, all your fuzzies are just adorable!

Caren Gittleman said...

Hope you have a great holiday and a great adventure!

The Florida Furkids said...

Interesting fur comparisons! Mom always says that the Sphinx cats she knew at Cat Shows were so soft and warm and cozy.

The Florida Furkids

Just Ducky said...

Mum calls that peach fuzz!

Katie Kat said...

Sphynx kitties am so furry interesting... especially your cute fuzzy frootbat ears! And Happy Gotcha Day Dear Merlin! Did you know that Brian's Gotcha Day was on Thursday too?

Purrz from the Katie Katz.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Merlin and here's to many more.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We khan send some furs if woo would like!


Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!!!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra