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Cleo changed my mind

CleotheCat

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Never owned a Sphynx, never thought about owning a Spynx.... but now a Spynx owns me.

I work at a local Humane Society and my sister told me one day if I got a Sphynx in, she would like to adopt it because of her allergies. One came in and NOBODY could touch her. Owner surrender, they were moving. Declawed on all 4 feet, spayed and papered.

I donned leather gloves and managed to get her in a crate and took her home. Little did I know it would take months for her to want to be petted, and that she decided that she doesn't like anyone but my husband and myself.

6 months later, I kept telling myself she was a foster and even after my sister decided not to adopt her, I had a home lined up. When it came time for me to deliver her to her new home, I finally broke down and cried. I cannot image myself without her now.

My husband and I are in love with this cat. Who would have thought since we are dog people? The feeling is mutual and Cleo spends her nites under the blankets with us and following us around the house. We went out of town for one evening and when we got home, she acted like our dogs, she actually missed us!!!!

Cleo has made me fall in love with this breed, but moreso, in love with her.


Thanks for having me, I look forward to learning more about the breed.






 

admin

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Hello Cleothecat,
And thank yo for sharing that wonderful story!!! As ive read these stories of rescues I still find it hard to believe some one could actually not want or possibly mistreat one of these special angels. I am proud of you guys who took the time to love and bring these wonderful creatures back to happy loving kittys again! :BigSmile:
Cheers to you guys! and Welcome to Sphynxlair!
 

sydkat7

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Cleo is gorgeous! I'm so happy that she was able to find a furever home with you and your husband. Best of luck and happiness to you and your beautiful Cleo!
 

kalliee129

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This just proves that sphynx's have the best sense of who should be their family members. I think Cleo was just waiting for you to be ready for her. She is so beautiful I can't imagine someone not wanting to move the earth to make sure she stayed with them, but in this situation it was definately for the best.
 

ElGatoLoco

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What a great 'feel good' story. May you be rewarded with many years of loyal and loving companionship.
 

ilovemysphynx

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Very nice story, so sad to think of what made him be like he was? So nice that he has found you and your husband to love! Also funny to hear that the two of you where dog people my husband and I where also dog people and cats where out of the question until we found these sweeties!:ThumbsUp:
 

SphynxLovr

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Cleo is lucky to have you for a family. I have two Sphynx cats, Cleo, (Cleopatra) 1 1/2 years old and her brother Ramses, 7 months old. They are my children along with my 3 dogs and 1 DSH cat. I have a zoo in my tiny condo. I can't see how anyone could give up a Sphynx. They are so loyal and loving.

Sherril
 

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Welcome Sphynxlovr,
Im glad you joined our little Sphynx community!:BigSmile:
Your cat is beautiful! I hope you enjoy your stay!! There are a lot of special people here just like Cleo's Mom! :Wink:
 
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