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MissMySphynxBoys

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I was caught on Sphynx Lair by DD#3 this morning. :Sweat: Like the closeted Sphynx addict that I am, I tried to minimize my screen but she saw my avatar and squealed, "Hey, those look like our cats!" I quickly blurted out "Please don't tell Dad" and shooed her away to catch the school bus.

Now I feel awful.

First off it's just not right for adults to ask children to keep their secrets, so I know I will have to talk to her later today and apologize. But I also know that I have to come clean with my husband. I don't think he will be too pleased with me as he knows me too well and will see this as a first step in looking for a new baby. He made me promise that after Tanker passed that we would not take in any more pets. To his credit, Tanker's death was hard on him too and just about every rescued animal we have taken in has been a drain on our resources (financially, emotionally, physically). I also have to come to grips with the fact that I really miss having a Sphynx. After having one in my life for 17 years, the 1 1/2 years without one has been too quiet and lonely.

So now I'm rehearsing how to bring this up with my hubby....

"The guy delivered the mulch today; gave us a break on the delivery charge....DD#1has a track meet until 7pm....the upstairs shower is draining slow again...I joined a site for Sphynx lovers....DD#3 has a play date Saturday morning...."

What?? Why???

"Oh, its nothing....I just go to look at the pictures"

no scratch that, too porn-ish

"I read it for the stories...."​
 

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I said the same thing after my last cat was rehomed (she and I didn't get along AT ALL) I told my husband no more cats. Well, that lasted about 6 months, then I fell in love with a sphynx bby, but could not have her, so i got her 1/2 brother instead. Now I'm up to 6..................BUt in my defence, I did drop my dog numbers (to none) and my horse numbers to 2. So I'm ahead right?????????????????????
 
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:LOL: How about this one......

"Honey, I'm pregnant"

*wait for him to gain consciousness*

"Just kidding, how about another kitty instead?"

:Laugh:Worked for me, lol

HAHAHAHAHAHA.....HAHAHAHAHA..YOUR NOT NICE!!!!!!:LOL::LOL:


Just ask him, maybe he wants one also. It's got to be tough to not have a fur less friend in the house:ThumbsUp:
 

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Oh my goodness. 11 1/2 years is a long time with no Sphynx kitty. Do you have no kitties at all. I couldn't go without a regular cat atleast. I agree with some of the others, just talk to him, tell him how you feel, be honest, break out the water works!!!! lol Do what you gotta do! Agree on just getting one and work it out. Got-sta have a putty tat!!!! Goodluck - keep us posted!
 

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Some of these ideas are so mean!! But very funny!!!:LOL::LOL::LOL:

I would just talk to him and see how he feels, hopefully he's feeling the same as you...then let him look through this site ( I mean, lets face it, we ALL know how addictive it is!)

Then if that doesn't work, slowly chip away at his defences daily as any woman worth her salt would do!!:Wink::BigSmile:

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Gadzukz-
ROTFLMAO
I'm laughing so hard that I'm snorting.
But in all seriousness, this would almost certainly get me one...maybe even two kittens if I pull it off right.
Depending on how our conversation goes, I may need to pull out all the stops.


Cathie-
It has been 2 years since our last adoption, but I would have more to bargain with if he was sure I wasn't goign to bring home rescues and taking in strays. Dropping my dog numbers would be a plus. Right now we have 2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 guinea pigs, and a parakeet. I think the piggies and the bird should count as one cat.


Jinxlover, Gizmo6370 and ckutkuhn7-
Talking to my husband is definitely the way to go in the long run. I just have to take the dialog slowly and make him think it was his decision to lift the ban on new pets.

BTW, Ckutkuhn7 the numerals in my post look funny; it only been one and a half years since we had a Sphynx in the house. We have 4 other cats, but they don't have that special personality.


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I'm ashamed to admit that I already pulled that stunt once before. I don't think he will fall for it again.

Mug-ys mumma-
... chip away at his defences....LOL...are you one of those saucy Brits? Love it. I'm not as young as I used to be but men are like dogs and can be easily motivated with treats. :BigSmile:



I chatted with DD#3 at bedtime last night. She was so sweet. She told me that if I wanted a Sphynx I should get one. When I explained that they are very expensive and that there are other things that our family could spend the money one, she offered to give up the week at summer camp she has been looking forward to. Kids speaking from their hearts never cease to amaze me.

On a somewhat encouraging note, I mentioned to my husband this morning that I miss Tanker. He quietly admitted that he did too.

Wooo hoo! What a good sign! Keep sending those positive vibes to Mr. MissMySphynxBoys
 

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men are like dogs and can be easily motivated with treats. :BigSmile:

:LOL::LOL: It's funny cuz it's true!:LOL:

Your daughter is so sweet. Sounds like you are on the road to a new sphynx, it's just a slightly bumpy one. We'll help ya navigate it!:ThumbsUp::Laugh:
 

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Too funny! My Hubby know that when I am on I am up to no good! :LOL::LOL: Ive been a good girl! I havent asked for another YET!:LOL::LOL:
 

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Today's conversation tidbit was definitely a step in the right direction. I told my husband that I would like another Sphynx one day. He didn't say a word but he didn't give me 'that look' either.
 

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Awesome! Atleast its baby steps in the right direction!! Can't wait to hear how it evolves further! Still sending you positive vibes!!!

Keep sending those positive vibes to my hubby. I always remind myself that baby steps forward are still steps in the right direction.
 

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Keep sending those positive vibes to my hubby. I always remind myself that baby steps forward are still steps in the right direction.

Heck yea!!! My non liking cat boyfriend first told me,,,"OKay,,just one Sphynx",,,so I went along with it. This was in ummmmm December! We now have plans of getting another Sphynx as soon as our breeder has more! lol Which she has a litter due in 2 weeks or so and another in about 4 weeks after that so I figure worst case scenerio our kitten will be home by September or October! He is totally inlove with Snuffie now and tells her he loves her more than he tells me! lol Convert successful! lol:ThumbsUp:
 

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hahaha i think if you bring it up just like that, your DH may be like mine, and just pass it w/o paying attention haha.

Maybe you could explain that this website is actually similiar to AA, and will help your addiction! :)

and for the record- fiancee will not allow me to get another keeshond (keeshonden) because we had to put ours down in Decemeber and said theres no way he could ever have a new one. So in the meantime i'm packing my house with naked cats and english bulldogs!
 

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Slowly slowly catchy monkey as the saying goes!

Saucy Brit?? LOL!! I guess you're probably right!!!:LOL::LOL::LOL:

Have you tried putting a few pics of Tanker around and sighing at them whenever hubby's in earshot??:Wink:

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Slowly slowly catchy monkey as the saying goes!

Saucy Brit?? LOL!! I guess you're probably right!!!:LOL::LOL::LOL:

Have you tried putting a few pics of Tanker around and sighing at them whenever hubby's in earshot??:Wink:

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I have never heard "slowly slowly catchy monkey" before but I like it! It is definitely the way to go to assure that I willeventually be successful with my quest.

I haven't put out any pictures of Tanker, but I did catch hubby trying to look over my shoulder last night while I was here looking at videos. I pretended I didn't notice. :ThumbsUp:
 
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