How long did it take you to appreciate the beauty of the Sphynx cat? Or perhaps you are not there yet. Years ago when I first saw a Sphynx I was intrigued, but it was not until years later when I spent an hour looking at many photos, that I was struck with their gorgeous sculpture-like quality. My daughter, on the other hand, was not as easily convinced and would not touch our first Sphynx for a month. I think it was mostly the tail that bothered her - she felt it resembled that of a rat.