A little introduction and a big hello! | Sphynxlair

A little introduction and a big hello!

Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by Mug-ys mumma, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Mug-ys mumma

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    Hey!

    My name's Alexia, I live in Colchester, England and I got my first sphynx in August '09.

    He's a blue and white boy of 8 years old called Mug-Y (pronounced mugwai). I got him through the Sphynx Welfare Association and it appears he wasn't treated too well before he came to live with me and my boyfriend.

    When wwe first got him he was a hissing ball of rage, we couldn't even stroke him and within four days he had pinned my boyfriend to the sofa by his throat!

    He suffered with severe anxiety, was very very dominant, has an on going cystitis problem, asthma, one cloudy eye and didn't appear to know how to be cat. He had know idea how to play or interact with people and would tthink nothing of biting you if he was sat on you and you moved. they weren't just little warnings either but full on skin piercing clamp downs!!

    With a lot of love and patience over the last 5 months we've got him to a place where we can stroke him, (he loves his nightly snuggles in bed!) he's accepting of other people and he finally knows how to play and enjoys it!! It's been hard work but so worth it to see him settled and happy. I don't think he'll ever get to stage where we can pick him up or that you can ever fully let your guard down (he bit my nose the other day when i moved while he was on me) but I'm happy just to give him a loving home for the rest of his days.

    Wow! Sorry! I went on a bit there! So much for the little introduction!!:Laugh::Laugh:

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  2. ilovemysphynx

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    Hi and welcome! Glad you found us:ThumbsUp: Love your story, it sure sounds like you gave that little guy the chance he deserves.
    We would love to see some pics.
     
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    • abbyknitter

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      Welcome!:ThumbsUp: That is a great story! I'm happy you could give him such a wonderful home:ThumbsUp:
       
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      • dragynflye

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        oh goodness, poor little man! thank you so much for taking him in and working so hard to show him life is good and he doesn't have to be so afraid and angry all the time.
         
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        • kiennasmom

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          Welcome!!! What a great story---he's so lucky to have such a great mom & dad now!!:BigSmile:
           
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            Welcome!! I am glad he now has a loving family!!:ThumbsUp:
             
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            • Mug-ys mumma

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              Thanks everyone for the great welcome!! he is very special (even with the temper!) Am (meant to be) working at the moment so will post some pictures later for you all :Smile:

              Dragynflye I'm loving your rat!! :Cool:

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            • Maggies mommy

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              Welcome can't wait to c pics!!!!
               
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                Thanks for sharing your story. I'm so glad Mug-Y now has a loving family. Welcome!
                 
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                • Maximus

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                  It certainly takes a special kind of person!!!! You guys are amazing:ThumbsUp:
                   
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                    Hi! I am also from England (Lancashire) Nice to meet you, he sounds like a right little characteur!!! Can't wait to see the pics. Sam
                     
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                    • Mug-ys mumma

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                      I've had time to add a phot album now...only a few piccys but i'm sure it'll get bigger!

                      Also Mug-Y has his own Facebook page- Mug-y Charlesworth Hinchcliffe if you want to see more!! Sad I know but my friends all love him, I swear he gets more messages than me on there!!

                      My gorgeous boy posing and playing...

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                      Good for you for taking in a special-needs sphynx like Mug-Y! I wish for you many years of love and companionship with your new little buddy!
                       
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                      • Marnasobsession

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                        Congrats! It makes the little achievements so special as they happen. As time goes on more and more of his sphynx personality will come shining through ! What his life must have been before he was so lucky to have found you! Your rewards will greatly outweigh all the hard work. Bless you!
                         
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                        • gizmo6370

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                          Welcome Alexia.....great that you and your boyfriend took him in....and gave him a warm and loving home :ThumbsUp::BigSmile:
                           
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                            Welcome to the forum! Like others have said, it takes a special person to devote the time and patience you've given to this little guy. He's very lucky to have you! Bless you for giving him the love and life he deserves. :ThumbsUp: He sure is a cutie!
                             
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                            • lemmysmommy

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                              Hello and Welcome!! Your boy is certainly handsome. I love his name by the way. Is that the name he came with from the rescue or did you rename hime. It is so original. Can't wait to hear and see more of him.:BigSmile:
                               
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                              Welcome to sphynx lair.
                              I have a cat with asthma and bladdrer problems also.
                              He is a pretty cat.
                              D you have to give him steroids or a inhaler?
                               
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                                Hi Alexia and welcome to Sphynxlair! I think with a bit of time and love you will progress much further with this young man! Be hopeful, these animals are very intelligent and at times just need some coaxing! Good luck!:Laugh:
                                 
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                                  The story was great! Like everyone has said, he is very lucky to have you. I'm glad to hear you did not give up on him despite the angry episodes he has displayed. There's nothing like Sphynx Love! Welcome to the forum. :Smile:
                                   
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                                    I agree, wholeheartedly!! If you've made that much progress with him in only 5 months...I can only imagine how much more progress you're going to make! What a great rescue story.
                                     
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                                      Welcome to the lair! How lucky Mug-Y is to have found you!!:ThumbsUp:
                                       
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                                      • Mug-ys mumma

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                                        Thanks for such a lovely welcome! It's nice to know there's people out there as nuts as I am about these wrinkly little fuzzballs!

                                        Hi Mews2much, the vet said that at the moment he's coping with his asthma so it should be ok without treatment but we are keeping an eye on him. Bless him when he gets wheezy he always comes to find me for some reassurance!

                                        Thanks again everyone!

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                                        Bless you for giving this little boy another chance at life. I have been so wrapped up in my own heartache that I don't know how I missed this intro. Welcome to this wonderful place! Looking forward to getting to know you and Mug-Y.
                                         
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