Hi, SphynxLair! Two weeks ago, all of my hopes were answered - I had been put into contact with a distant acquaintance that needed to re-home his 8-year-old Sphynx, Gaston. Gaston was bought as a gift by an ex-boyfriend, and had been consistently been in good health. This acquaintance needed to re-home Gaston due to a recent break-up that left him displaced; he apparently found temporary residence with another ex-boyfriend, but couldn't bring his pets. He wasn't asking for any money, just a loving home for Gaston; he added me on Facebook and Instagram, and wanted to keep in contact with us and Gaston, so I trusted he was honest. So, this weekend my partner and I drove to NYC to pick up Gaston. He was clean - recently bathed, ears cleaned, teeth clean, nails clipped - and social. It was obvious that his owner loved and cared for him. We've had him for three days now, and I intended on taking him to a local vet clinic this Friday. The acquaintance gave me Gaston's vet records, but only had a bill for services ($65.00 for "Cytology In house 3 SITES," and $22.00 for "Clavamox drops 15ml" dated 6/23/08), and a homemade vaccination record (from what I can tell, he was last vaccinated in 2007? Which is the year Gaston was born). Last night, my partner caught Gaston peeing in the bathroom sink, which had me worried he could have cystitis, since he was peeing openly outside his litter box. I called his former owner to see if Gaston had a history of urinary tract infection, and he informed me that he didn't have a history of cystitis, but that Gaston had been diagnosed with a heart murmur - when I asked if he had any ultrasound results, documentation, etc. he said it was included in the records he gave me. As far as I can tell, there's no documentation for any cardiac examination. The records include the names of three different veterinarians in NYC, and don't include the name of his breeder he may have reported the murmur to - I was only told that he had been bred locally in Brooklyn, NY. I honestly don't know where to start to put all of this craziness together. It's been three days, but I'm already in love with Gaston - he's such a sweetheart, loves to cuddle and play. If I call the three veterinarians and inform them I'm Gaston's new owner, will they send me complete records? I don't think I'm going to get an ounce of truth out of his former owner, but I'm going to follow-up with him to see if he can clarify when Gaston was diagnosed with the heart murmur and by whom. Any insight into dealing with this would be so helpful! Since I became interested in the Sphynx breed, I've read up on HCM, but still have questions - at 8-years-old, is Gaston still likely to develop HCM? Should I persist in getting Gaston's old vet records, or just seek out a cat cardiologist in my area? I have no idea even what to say to his former owner, I feel confused and lied to; he seems unstable, but does care about Gaston. Where do I go from here? I'm sorry for rambling, just feeling very lost and nervous!