Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Toesday: Merlin

Hello all!  Merlin here again!  It's two days until my 9th Gotcha Day!

Here are some close-ups of my toes.  As you can see, when I was given a bath on Sunday, my mom and dad didn't clean my paws.  I'm not fond of being bathed, and they didn't want to stress me out too much, so they left my paws for another day.

We Sphynx need to have our paws cleaned regularly because we have no fur.  You see, our skin secretes oils, just like furred cats, but with us Sphynx, there is no fur for the oil to work itself through.  So the oil builds up on our skin, and with our paws, it combines with litter dust to create a waxy substance that can stick to our paws, and especially our claws.  You can't really see it in these photos, but we get quite a thick, waxy buildup on our claws that needs to be cleaned away.

If you click the photos to see them larger, you can see the tiny, fine little down hairs that I have on m feet.  Out of the three of us (Dragonheart, Devi, and myself) I have the least amount of these hairs.  However, since being on chemotherapy for cancer, I've started acquiring a bit more fuzz in certain places.  I'm still extremely bald compared to Devi though!

If you can, be sure to visit on Thursday for my big 9th Gotcha Day celebration!


Brian's Home Blog said...

Those are mighty fine looking toes you got there Merlin!

pilch92 said...

I think your toesies look adorable and not at all unclean.

Catio Tales said...

They are - according to Seppo and Veikko - most magnificent claws and clean enough! Oh yes - that wax is a nuisance but great to smear everywhere. Hehehehe. Seppo wants to politely ask where you are getting more furry: He used to be far less fuzzy but one winter in the north and he has hobbit toes, a furry tail and then his thighs get a winter coat too. Wethink Devi is much less furry than Seppo.

We are counting down the days and planning to party long and hard for your Gotcha Day.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

cutest paws ever!!

The Florida Furkids said...

We think your toes are adorable!! We'll be back for your Gotcha Day!

The Florida Furkids

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

cute little toes!! catchatwithcarenandcody

The Island Cats said...

I always thought I had the most interesting toes because I have extra ones, but Merlin, you got me beat...you have the most interesting toes I've seen. ~Ernie

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

You have the most awesome toes, Merlin! They make ours look totally puny!.

The Chans

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

You have cute fuzzy toes!