“Why is the cat inside out?”said Ross to Rachel in an episode of “Friends” obviously shocked by the Sphynx cat.
Although there is a conflict of opinion concerning the Sphynx cats, we can say for sure that they attract everyone’s attention wherever they are seen. Peculiar though they may look due to their hairless appearance, these felines, with the “buttery” skin have quite a personality. They are claimed to be highly intelligent beings, extroverts and very affectionate with their owners. And since “curiosity killed the cat” well, they do have one.
Serena Hodson (aka Serenah) who is a photographer known for her pet portraits, has captured the Sphynx cats perfectly on camera as perfectly she sums up all we need to know about this breed : “ I know these cats are confronting but I think they are also so intriguing.”
Serena has made a whole series of their portraits. When asked why, she replied : “Sphynx cats have always fascinated me, there’s something mysterious almost mythological about their appearance. It’s like they come from another planet. I wanted to photograph them because they are so bizarre-looking, I wanted to show people their beauty.
“I honestly believe that if you look at any animal long enough and close enough you’ll find them beautiful, eventually. Man-made things can be incredibly ugly, but Mother Nature knows what she’s doing.
“I think some people are just turned off by their nakedness, but I love that they’ve got nothing to hide. And they really do have the most amazing personalities, they’re very outgoing and ‘dog-like’ which makes them wonderful to photograph.”
Who could argue with that?