Dear God! What is that thing?

This is a Sphynx kitten.

Thanks to Geoff at pretty awful things for bring it to my attention this morning. Now I can’t stop thinking about it.

He’s kinda cute in a helpless-baby-animal sort of way, but he’s also slightly hideous in a brain-carved-into-the-shape-of-a-cat sort of way. I’m feeling very conflicted.

This picture has totally got me wondering if all kitten skin is like this but they are covered with so much fur we can’t tell. It’s like they have all of their skin at birth but need to grow into it. Can you imagine if we were born this way? That would be a lot of extra skin to be carting around…

prettyawfulthings is definitely worth a follow. Geoff posts about strange and odd and pretty and awful things. Recent post have featured incredible art made from table salt, Roman nanotechnology, a sheep herding bunny, and a bicycle powered treehouse elevator. All incredibly amazing and new to me.

Please excuse me now, I’ve got to go find a furry kitten to shave.

Seriously, do you think all kittens have this much skin under their fur?

10 responses to “Dear God! What is that thing?

  1. It’s confusing! It’s half cute half creepy. I want to cuddle it and run away from it at the same time. I think it’s the eyes that make it look cute. That and the fact that I was born with several roles of extra skin, so I can definitely relate to it hahaha.

    • Yep, definitely it’s the eyes that get you. He just looks so helpless! Makes me want to go knit him a sweater. It would keep him warm and hide the extra rolls… sounds like I should knit myself a sweater.

  2. My legs look just like that after I shave!

  3. I know of one cat that gets a body shave during summer. Nope, just iron skin, no folds. But seriously, this kitty needs ironing. I’ll go find out more about whether this is an alien or the ‘mummies’ did to their god cat.

  4. You know a shaved pussy cat is all the rage. Although nobody cares for that many flaps.

    You’d be surprised how many things look ridiculous without hair. Look at a bear. Those things are scarier without hair.

  5. I think this cat is the perfect metaphor for “looks are only skin deep”, ” what’s important is on the inside” and ” you can’t judge a book by its cover”.

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