Photo session with Anita Price (NoCoatOn Sphynx)
Sun, 26 Jun 2005
Today we had a unique opportunity to photograph very unique cats - Sphynxes. It was a truly remarkable experience for us and it shattered quite a few of misconceptions we had about Sphynx. First of all, they are not really hairless, but instead they have an extremely short velvet-like fur - extremely pleasant on touch. The face is extremely expressive, because the mimic is not hidden by long fur. The character is wonderful (but obviously a lot of credit for this goes to Anita) - mischiefeous, inquisitive and hyperactive.

It was a really hot English summer day: 30oC. Everyone was sweating - except the Sphynxes. Instead, Sphynx kittens were congregating on top of a laptop keyboard, soaking in extra heat. This is what they typed in

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After many attempts to convince them that the catwalk is better, Anita hit on a wonderful idea - a hot water bottle hidden under the catwalk. This proved an irresistable lure - poor laptop was abandoned and we had a wonderful set of photographs of a heap of sleeping Sphynx kittens.

While Sphynxes were the center of attention, we should also mention a wonderful black Bombay girl - who considered that the best way to greet the strangers is to jump on their shoulder and sit there.

NoCoatOn Sphynx

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