If you enjoy the weirder things in life, take a look at the hairless Sphynx cat.
These fuzzies have such fine thin coats that you can see their skin. Every wrinkle and bit of flab is revealed. Unlike their furry cat colleagues, the Sphynx can't hide their love handles - or their belly buttons!
Check out Katz Tales tomorrow in the print version of the Malaysian national daily, The Star, Weekend section.
The article also comes with a sidebar of information on what you need to know about pedigree cats and pedigree cat certificates.
Clip it out for too-trusting friends who may be caught out by unscrupulous breeders out to make a quick buck.!
In the meantime, here are some links to more information about hairless kitties:
Cat Fancier's Sphynx Cat profile
Animal Planet About Sphynx Cats
Wikipedia's Sphynx and Don Hairless.
Dragonheart and Merlin Sphynx blog
Also, if you're in Malaysia, send in a snap of your cat or dog with a caption and win a gift basket from Heartguard (dogs) or Friskies (cats). Send entries to:
Katz Tales and Dog Talk Photo Competition
15 Jalan 16/11
Petaling Jaya 46350
Email: weekend AT thestar.com.my
Don't forget to include your name, town and contact number so the prize can be sent to your home/office.