Thursday, April 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Toes!

This post originally appeared in January 2008!  We'll have to take some photos of Devi's toes to share one of these days!

Here is a comparison between our back paws. As you can see, Merlin has brown paw pads, whereas Dragonheart's are two-toned: pink and dark brown (the brown on Dragonheart's toes is part of his colouring - it's not dirt.)

Dragonheart's Toes:
Dragonheart's Toes
Merlin's Toes:
Merlin's Toes(Click either photo to view a larger image)

As you can see from these photos, we Sphynx have paw pads that are thicker than the paw pads of most other breeds. Some say this gives us the appearance of walking on air cushions. In fact, the CFA Sphynx Breed Standard states:
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.


Catio Tales said...

You guys may walk on cushions, but those deadly claws that luck inside......ouchie!

Äiti is all a-squee over those bronze paw pads.

pilch92 said...

THose are very pretty toesies.

da tabbies o trout towne said... lee awesum toe shots !!! N we iz out til monday; sew heerz two an arrowtooth eel kinda week oh end two all ♥♥♥

The Florida Furkids said...

Sweet toesies!!!!

The Florida Furkids

Anonymous said...

We love those toesies!!!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

You both have lovely paw pads, but my mum is going silly over Merlin's chocolate pads.

Mickey's Musings said...

We love those paw pads!
They look more impressive without the furs ;)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

The Island Cats said...

Wow, we've never seen Sphynx toes before. Very cool!!

Pretinha said...

Não pude deixar de ir comparar as almofadas dos meus gatos para ver a diferença.
Eu sei muito pouco sobre Sphynx, achei interessante.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Merlin, those are coffee bean pawpads!!!!

The Chans

Hannah and Lucy said...

Merlin is going to get lots of squees when he shows off his coffee bean Sphynx toesies.

Anonymous said...

Awww...we love toetsies. Here is a Pawkiss on each toetsie :D <3 <3

Marty the Manx said...

Wow your toesies are quite impressive :) Thanks for sharing such interesting facts too :)