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Hi - I'd like to introduce Cueball, my Sphynx kitty:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eucritta/2985120104/" title="In Shadow 2 by Eucritta, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2379/2985120104_8cbae3c09e.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="In Shadow 2" /></a>

Cueball's nine years old, a neutered cream mink with lovely pale lime-green eyes, from Belfry Cattery. He's looking a bit frail these days because he's had a downhill slide the past several months from what we've finally had diagnosed as inflammatory bowel disease plus a thymoma, a tumor of the thymus gland. The tumor is most likely benign, it's encapsulated, and poor Cueball isn't at his best for surgery, so we're leaving it alone for now.

Cueball's on metronidazole, cobalamine (vitamin b-12), and prenisolone, and he's regained condition since this photo but not a lot of weight. He's got a great appetite though and we're working on it! In fact, the main thing I have to watch out for, is not to give him too much at once, since his tummy can only hold so much. Meantime, I take heart in the return of his energy (today he played an epic game of chase-me with our youngest cat, a fuzzy black guttersnipe named P'Gell) and condition - his skin these days is as soft as a baby's butt!

I ran into a mention of this forum on Twitter today, and thought I'd join - I always like to read about everyone's Sphynxes :BigSmile:!
 
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Welcome to the forum, Eucritta! Cueball is a handsome old guy, and I'm so happy to hear he's on his way to better health! :ThumbsUp: It's so very tough when our loved ones are sick - he's so lucky to have such a wonderful caregiver.

Looking forward to more photos and stories about Cueball!
 

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Welcome to Sphynx Lair.
I have a brother in Santa Rosa and plan on showing at the feb show there.
I hope your cat feels better.
 
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Thanks, everyone!

Mews2much, I go to the Santa Rosa show most years! At least for an afternoon. And it definitely needs more Sphynxes, or so says I :Wink:.
 

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I have not been to that show yet.
The last show I went to was in Roseville.
I am showing in Hayward this sunday.
How many sphynx did you see at the Santa Rosa show?
 

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Hello Eucritta and welcome to Sphynx Lair! Thanks for joining! Cueball is a fine looking cat! Im glad you guys found us, thanks for sharing your sphynx story!
Enjoy!:ThumbsUp::Laugh:
 
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Cueball is a CUE-tie!!! I hate that they have to get old, such a bummer.

I have regular cats, all geriatric and last night I cried knowing that I have to make a decision soon about my oldest.....but whenever I think that day is coming, then he turns himself around and rallies. So hang in there as long as you can....they are so gallant and endearing.
 
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I have not been to that show yet.
The last show I went to was in Roseville.
I am showing in Hayward this sunday.
How many sphynx did you see at the Santa Rosa show?
Last February, we went on Saturday, I think there were only five or six total, from two exhibitors. The year before that, there were at least a couple of other exhibitors and quite a few more cats, so I was surprised it was so sparse!

Good luck in Hayward! That'll be the Golden Gate Cat Club, won't it? I used to go to their shows now and then, and met my first Sphynx at one back in the 80s. I thought they were very odd-looking then, never knowing they'd steal my heart.
 
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Cueball is a CUE-tie!!! I hate that they have to get old, such a bummer.
Thank you! I hate that they have to get old, too. Though, at nine, I don't think Cueball is old yet - more, middle-aged with bad luck, poor guy.

A few years ago we lost a kitty, an old moggy, at just a couple of weeks shy of 20, so I know the dance - he had a bad heart, high blood pressure, he was blind and mostly deaf - he could hear if it was loud enough - and even with all that, what finally tipped the balance were his kidneys. I miss the old guy ... one reason I adopted our youngest this year, was she reminded me of him back when he was a youngster, all black fuzz, p--- and vinegar.
 

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Is Belfry Cattery still around?
No website comes up for them.
Some cats in other catterys come up.
I hope your cat feels better.
I ahve a 9 year old cat with herpes and a heart murmur and a 17.5 year old cat with CRF,high bp,Asthma,bladder problems and arthritis.
She was given 5 months to live last Jan.
I give her fluids all the time.
It is the Golden Gate Cat Club putting on the show.
Thanks for the good luck wishes.
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Is Belfry Cattery still around?
No website comes up for them.
Some cats in other catterys come up.
I hope your cat feels better.
I ahve a 9 year old cat with herpes and a heart murmur and a 17.5 year old cat with CRF,high bp,Asthma,bladder problems and arthritis.
She was given 5 months to live last Jan.
I give her fluids all the time.
It is the Golden Gate Cat Club putting on the show.
Thanks for the good luck wishes.
I think Belfry is still active, but I'm not certain. I email with updates on Cueball now and then, but that's about it. Michelle was working on developing the Kohana, last I heard about that end of it.

I've given sub-Q fluids. I have to give Cueball injections - the cobalamine. Always makes me feel like this - :Dizzy: - right after!
 

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The needle I use is a 18 gauge.
Coco is very easy to give the fluids to.
How old was your sphynx when you got him?
It is nice that you send pictures to the breeder.
The breeders I now love to get updates on kittens/cats that they have sold.


 
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The needle I use is a 18 gauge.
Coco is very easy to give the fluids to.
How old was your sphynx when you got him?
It is nice that you send pictures to the breeder.
The breeders I now love to get updates on kittens/cats that they have sold.


Cueball was four months old when we brought him home. He was the runt of the litter then, and just a little guy too! But he caught up over time.

Cueball's easy to inject, too. All I have to do is give him a treat, and while he's working on that (I use freeze-dried chicken) I slip in the shot. I've just been using insulin needles for it - I think they're 0.33 gauge, you couldn't use them at all for sub-Q fluids!
 

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I am glad he is easy to give shots to also.
I have a new sphynx coming the week of sept 14th.
How did you come up with the name Cueball?
I like the name.

 

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Hi - I'd like to introduce Cueball, my Sphynx kitty:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eucritta/2985120104/" title="In Shadow 2 by Eucritta, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2379/2985120104_8cbae3c09e.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="In Shadow 2" /></a>

Cueball's nine years old, a neutered cream mink with lovely pale lime-green eyes, from Belfry Cattery. He's looking a bit frail these days because he's had a downhill slide the past several months from what we've finally had diagnosed as inflammatory bowel disease plus a thymoma, a tumor of the thymus gland. The tumor is most likely benign, it's encapsulated, and poor Cueball isn't at his best for surgery, so we're leaving it alone for now.

Cueball's on metronidazole, cobalamine (vitamin b-12), and prenisolone, and he's regained condition since this photo but not a lot of weight. He's got a great appetite though and we're working on it! In fact, the main thing I have to watch out for, is not to give him too much at once, since his tummy can only hold so much. Meantime, I take heart in the return of his energy (today he played an epic game of chase-me with our youngest cat, a fuzzy black guttersnipe named P'Gell) and condition - his skin these days is as soft as a baby's butt!

I ran into a mention of this forum on Twitter today, and thought I'd join - I always like to read about everyone's Sphynxes :BigSmile:!
He looks like the sphynx lair Granpa. Wise old kitty. Isn't it weird how distinguished sphynx's get in their old age? Just like people!

Wait, he's not old. He's got another 9 years.
 
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I am glad he is easy to give shots to also.
I have a new sphynx coming the week of sept 14th.
How did you come up with the name Cueball?
I like the name.

Congratulations!

We named him Cueball, after a villain in the old Dick Tracy comics. My husband insisted - just as he insists that our next Sphynx will be Pruneface or Gruesome, also from Dick Tracy.
 
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He looks like the sphynx lair Granpa. Wise old kitty. Isn't it weird how distinguished sphynx's get in their old age? Just like people!

Wait, he's not old. He's got another 9 years.
I should get a new photo - he looks a bit younger now! He does look old in that photo, and his skin was like crepe, because he wasn't feeling all that well. Now he's responding to his meds and regaining condition, he looks a bit younger - more like his bossy, mischievous, elfin self.
 

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Aww he is so handsome! welcome to the forum and i look forward to seeing many more pictures of your fellow!
 
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Hi is Cueball still around? Afraid to ask... Our girl is from the Belfry and Apaws line. He's precious and does favor Granpa! Hope they live that long :)
 
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