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Creepy Cool Cat

Creepy Cool Cat

Here is the picture of my hairless (born bald) cat which I took a week ago by my new camera Nikon D300 in our living room. Her nickname is Lilu, she is very smart and I love and treat her very much!

Here is the note of my friend and former client from US, Dawn, who can clear up the title I choose for this picture: "your kitty is what I would say creepy cool! (don't take that in a bad way; I say creepy because most cats have hair and this one is most unusual) Honestly, what a cool cat! How rare is that breed and it must have cost you loads of money!"

Answering on Dawn's guess about the money we paid for this cat, I can be honest and tell that we bought her 3 years ago when she was 1 months old from our friend for a little price, about $100. In those times average price in Moscow for kittens of this breed was about $300-$400.. Now I think the price became lower and when we had kittens from her we sold them for $200-$400 depending on quality of a kitten.

Interesting info about our cat and the breed of Donskoy Sphinx:

The temperature of her body is about 40 degrees C, the skin is fine and elastic ... anybody has inexpressible feelings when holding the cat in his hands and stroke her... She is very cute, on winter time my wife makes clothing for her...

Donskoy Sphinx are completely furless breed. They have very large ears, compact bodies and big paw pads. Donskoys have surprisingly long toes. They have flat faces but sport sharp features and almond shaped eyes.

The specific feature of this breed is hairlessness caused by spontaneous dominant mutation. H.Kovaljiova in Rostov-on-Don (South of Russia), found these cats in 1987, that is why the breed was called "Donskoy" by the name of region where the breed was founded.

Photo taken on 2008-02-22 at 19:00:37

Random customer's Responses & Recommendations.
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No photo available Dino and Irma Pavlis
From: Chicago, Illinois
Date: 2003-11-08 16:28:51

How lucky we were to find Arthur's website! We just adopted two beautiful Russian children in November of 2003. I really don't know how we would have made it in Moscow without Arthur. It was like having a friend guide you. He brought us to the Filatov Clinic and secured us an examination for the children--even though we were late and had no appointment. He placed us in the right line outside the American Embassy and escorted us to McDonalds with the children while we were waiting for our final appointment. I was sick and he took me to the pharmacy for some antibiotics. We were concerned about spending too much eating out so he pushed the cart for us at a huge and wonderful Russian supermarket. And to top it off, he gave us a traffic-free early morning last minute run through Moscow that was breathtaking. Moreover, Arthur is a safe and intelligent driver--a unique characteristic, you will see, for a Russian motorist. And all this at very reasonable rates.
It was very important for us too to feel comfortable with the person we would be spending hours with and intrusting the details of such an important part of our lives--and I guess we lucked out. Arthur is a very charming guy--a cross between Robert Redford and Michael J. Fox, in a Russian style. And best of all, he is good with children.
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