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Your morning adorable: Sphynx cat plays in the bathtub

May 5, 2010 | 11:39 am

If we're being honest (and we think we are), the smooth Sphynx cat doesn't jibe with our personal aesthetic; call us crazy, but nine times out of 10, we'd prefer a cat with hair to a cat without.

This particular Sphynx cat, however, is a different story. How can we resist a cat that not only tolerates, but also appears to enjoy bathtime? Answer: We can't.

"Because of the lack of hair that would normally absorb body oils, the Sphynx needs periodic bathing and ear cleaning," according to the Cat Fanciers' Assn. "This is not a difficult task with a cat that has been acclimated from kittenhood with bathing and grooming proper for the Sphynx."

In early 2008, YouTube user and cat owner boosweetpea uploaded a video tutorial about bathing and grooming a Sphynx cat, which to date has received nearly 50,000 page views and its fair share of comments from both sides of the Sphynx-cat fence. Our personal favorite: "So basically, if I don't want kids but [want] the same amount of work, get a Sphynx," viewer juzevo quipped.

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: gomuchang via YouTube

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