I want to be alone: A Canadian Sphinx takes a rest from the judging at the International Cat Show held in Rishon Letzion near Tel Aviv this week.
This is the first time the event has been organized in Israel. It was also the first time unpedigreed cats were allowed to compete for prizes in an Israeli show.
One hundred and twenty-five cats from all over the world took part in the competition, organized by the New Israeli Cat Alliance (NICA) at the Neve Shikma sports arena. Visitors were asked to vote for the most beautiful cat of their choice.
The Sphynx, also known as the Canadian hairless, is a rare breed of cat. It appears to be hairless, but is actually covered with a very soft, fine down which is almost imperceptible to both the eye and touch.
People describe them as part monkey, pig and human because they are intelligent, extroverted, affectionate, and let’s face it – not exactly the most attractive of beasts.
People seem to love them though. Check out the video here .
Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Flash90.