Friday, July 29, 2016

Frootbat Friday: Close Up Edition

Hello all!  Thank you all for your purrs, prayers, positive thoughts and support this week.  Hopefully everything will go well with Devi's skin biopsy and Dragonheart's oral surgery consult.  We are very happy that our blogging friends are more supportive than many of the people posting in Sphynx groups.

This week for Frootbat Friday we have something a little different, following on from our contest for Dragonheart's birthday.  We are sharing some close-ups of our ears.  You can see that Dragonheart and Devi have very furry ears, whereas Merlin has pretty naked ears.  They are all interesting and unique in their own way!

It is easy to tell, from our ears, why Sphynx accumulate more wax in their ears than other breeds.  Merlin, who has the least amount of fur on and in his ears, is also prone to the most wax build-up.  Of course, he ends up being the one who doesn't like having his ears cleaned!  The wax, in a furred cat, would get distributed through the fur.  But since we Sphynx don't have as much fur, the wax builds up in our ears and needs to be cleaned every so often.

You can click on any of the photos below to view them larger.

Devi ear


Merlin ear

Devi ear

Dragonheart ear

Merlin ear
So what do you think of our ears?


Brian's Home Blog said...

Ears to ya gang! Those are darn impressive!

Catio Tales said...

Oh goodness, Äiti has gone all gooey over those ears. Now here Seppo - who is more furry - has waxier ears that Veikko but they are a little smaller and crinkly inside. Perhaps it is not unconnected that Veikko has more toe wax than Seppo....... Just as well as Veikko hates his ears being cleaned but Seppo relishes it.
You nekkids are weird.

Kaisun said...

Nice hairytipped ears, like Coons and Norwegians have, are with D&D. I always thoughr that the inner ear fax is yeast/fungus Malazzeia -something. I've seen ithe amount of it incresing during hot summers and if dry food is served..

Hannah and Lucy said...

We think that Devi's ears are the furriest of all of your three ears. It seems quite funny to us as we don't have any problems with ear wax like you do.

Samantha & Mom said...

Me and Mom Love all you! You have the cutest ears!
Samantha & Mom

Anonymous said...

We think all your ears are adorable. Have a great weekend.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

da tabbies o trout towne said...

theeze bee awesum ear shots guys !!!! ☺☺☺ hope everee ones fryday
iz grate & heerz two a righteye flounder kinda week oh end ! ♥♥♥

pilch92 said...

I think you all have great ears :)

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

Precious! Every single part of a kitty is just purr-fect :)

Pretinha said...

São orelhas bonitas e grandes!
Por aqui a limpeza das orelhas também não faz sucesso. hihi

The Island Cats said...

How interesting! Merlin's ears are so smooth.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

cute ears!! Sending tons of positive energy!! catchatwithcarenandcody

The Swiss Cats said...

You all have very cute ears ! Angel Hercule was a Persian Cat, the opposite of a Sphynx when we talk about fur, right, but he had waxy ears, and Claire had to clean them regularly (and he loved it !). Purrs

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

Great phoos of some outstanding 'Bats!

Over here, Beebs absolutely adores having his ears massaged. None of the others are particularly keen. But none of them are prone to ear wax.

The Chans

Anonymous said...

I am impurressed of your ears :D Pawkisses :) <3