Gilby, Finn, and me :)

Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by corter, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. corter

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    Hey guys!

    I'm Eric, I've been registered here for a while now but just figured I'd put up a post introducing myself and my boys, seems like quite the little community.

    So I got my first sphynx, Gilby, a year ago in May. I bought him as a graduation gift/company for myself, as I got out of college and now work from home on my own in Boston. I got him from a friend of a friend who breeds, and she gave him to me for super cheep because he was 4 1/2 months old and no one wanted him. He's a blue tabby I think, his tummy's completely bare and he's got tiger stripes on his belly, tail and paws.I took him, trained him a little, and absolutely love him! He's not the smartest cat in the world, and he's really clumsy, but I wouldn't want him any other way.

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    And today I got my second boy, Finnean. He's about 10 weeks old, and my breeder says he's smoke grey. He looks like he's going to have black paws, and he's got a black snout too. They're from the same breeder, but not brothers. I think Gilby's sister might be Finn's mother, but I'm not sure. Basically, Gilby needed a buddy, as he's really really really attached to me and irritates my roomates meowing when I'm not around. So I called up my breeder, and she picked me out this guy. So far, he's way more calm than Gilby ever was, and way better at eating/using the litter box.

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    And here's a few of them meeting. Gilby never hissed or anything,took about an hour to warm up to Finn, and they've been running around chasing each other all day. It's kind of funny, because Gilby's around 11 lbs and Finn's maybe 2, but Finn holds his own and chases Gilby across the house.

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  2. Brooke

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    Welcome to the forum, Eric! Your boy Gilby looks a lot like my Walter (who is a brown mackeral tabby.) Congrats on your new addition!

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  3. Mews2much

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    Welcome to. Sphynx Lair.
    Your boys are cute.
    I just got my 3rd sphynx last sat.






     
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    Welcome! Your boy kitties are so cute...great pics, by the way!
     
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    whoah, he does look like Walter. Welcome to the lair Gilby, Finn, and me.

    This is Butterball, my little buddy.

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    Welcome to Sphynx Lair. Its great here.:ThumbsUp:
     
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    Welcome!!! You have got beautiful babies!!!
     
  8. Jinxlover

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    Welcome!!! Handsome boys you have..
     
  9. ilovemysphynx

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    Welcome Eric and your 2 great looking Sphynx!
    Great pictures also:ThumbsUp:
     
  10. lemmysmommy

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    Hello and Welcome!! You have 2 great looking cats!
     
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    what gorgeous photos!
     
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    Welcome to Sphynxlair Corter! What gorgeous sphynx you have, how could nobody want him!!!:ThumbsUp:
     
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    Hi those are some great photos, really cute boys
     
  15. corter

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    Thanks so much guys! On the photos- I'm a photographer on the side, I shoot weddings and do some fine art stuff as well. I'm always shooting photos of them, sometimes to finish off rolls of film (because I still shoot film :) ) or just because my cameras are always around.

    heres some of the two snuggling last night, they're really hitting it off!... and one of Fin falling asleep in my mom's hood. He's a typical sphynx in that he loves hanging around on peoples shoulders, but he decided to take a little nap last night. He must have been tired from meeting his whole new family!

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  16. Annelies

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    Welcome and very nice pics. How have you taken them? My cats wo'n sit still for a moment, so I don't have that quality of pictures of them.
     
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    I think they are clumsy on purpose, just to make us laugh. Your guys are beautiful!
     
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    Welcome, Corter! Glad you finally decided to introduce yourself and your handsome little guys! I think you'll find this a wonderful place to be--knowledgeable people, expertly moderated site, and lots of friendship, support and love--people who genuinely share each others' good news and lovingly support each other when we hurt. Add to that a shared love of our wonderful cats, well... it doesn't get much better!
    I will echo the great photos sentiment!
    Hugs from me and my gang,
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    welcome & congrats on ur new baby! U have beautiful sphynx!!!
     
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    Welcome to you all!

    Your boys are gorgeous! Congratulations!

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    Glad your here! It is great the transition went so smoothly.
     
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    The picture in moms hood is great:ThumbsUp:
     
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    Welcome to the Lair! Great photos!! Your boys are so adorable!