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Sphynx Cat Portraits Show What‘s Really Happening Beneath All That Fur

Published 5 years ago

One of the defining features of cat is the fur (and shedding). However, photographer Alicia Rius decided to take a look at Sphynx Cats, notorious for their lack of fur. Instead of a fluffy coat, these cats are all skin, all the time. This makes for a somewhat eerie appearance, for a cat. Probably not too much fun to pet, either, but it’s a blessing when shedding season comes around.

However, that’s not the reason why Alicia is fascinated with these creatures. As she writes on Bored Panda,  “I’m drawn by their alien look. There’s something disturbing yet eerie that keeps me astonished every time I look at one.Without fluffy and fancy coats, this breed shows what a true cat is. Everything is raw, exposed, vulnerable.This body of work is an exploration of the beauty of Sphynxes within their oddity.” She does have a point there. Sphynxes are often derided as ugly because of their leathery looks. However, that’s is really unfair, considering that it’s not their own fault. Plus, they have the most majestic Egyptian profile of any cat.

Besides, I’m sure they hit all the other salient points of cathood: meowing, purring, scratching things and dominating their home. And they still look better than the poor flat-nosed Persians.

More info: boredpanda

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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