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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.
You are welcome to visit web site of Moscow Guide Arthur Lookyanov.
Steve Steve
From: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Date: 2006-12-20 15:29:33

Arthur is absolutely amazing. I was so lucky to discover his website as I was preparing for my first-ever trip to Russia. I read in detail all the recommendations from his other clients, and I studied his web site at length. It was clear he was a consummate professional, and after I emailed him with a few questions (that he replied to very quickly) I enthusiastically booked his services as follows: airport meeting/pick-up at Moscow’s SVO airport (flawless), three full days of driver/guide service throughout the city and countryside (comprehensive, well planned, and really fun!), a stunning Moscow Night Tour drive, and drop-off at SVO airport (where he came inside the airport and stayed with me until I was safely in the correct line, which would have been wildly confusing if I didn’t have the benefit of his help).

I can’t say enough good things about Arthur. His English is fantastic, he’s knowledgeable, professional, detail-oriented, customer-service focused beyond words, dependable, honest, friendly, and has a great sense of humor – I could go on and on but you get the idea. One thing that I particularly liked was the way he collected details about what I was interested in seeing and doing. Then, he added his own thoughts and recommendations and together we created a customized tour plan for each day that far exceeded all of my expectations. He also demonstrated a brilliant ability to adjust on the fly if I wanted to modify the plan—no request was too difficult for him. One thing really stands out: since I was traveling alone, Arthur even brought along his camera to take pictures of me as we were touring around so I could be in the pictures. That meant so much to me.

In short, Arthur’s enthusiasm for what he does—and for his country—made my trip memorable and magical. Hiring Arthur will make your next trip to Russia even more spectacular, and I give Arthur and his services the highest recommendation possible.

Thank You Arthur!