- Dec 7, 2010
My name is Heather and I have just picked out my first sphynx. I have always, since childhood, been (quite literally) deathly allergic to cats. My son (age 9) has been begging for a cat for the last few years and I really did not want to resort to allergy shots or acupuncture. So I began researching to see if therewas any kind of cat that would work for me. I did an allergy test with a Siberian as they are touted as being the only real hypo-allergenic cat. HA! I had the worst reaction to any cat I've ever had! I've always loved the look of the sphynx breed and have been told many times that they could possibly work for me. But after researching, I kept finding that it's the protein secreted by their oil gland that people are allergic to. One day, I was browsing through a classified site with my mom and happened across an ad for a breeder with the most beautiful sphynx girl that had been rescued and was up for adoption. On a whim, I called and set up an appointment to meet her. I was fully expecting a horrible reaction and to walk away with no pet yet again. Amazingly, I had absolutely no reaction after playing with and petting her for an hour! This was unbelievable! My boys are going to be so happy with their Christmas present! (The breeder is keeping her for me until Christmas Eve....)
I love that I have found this forum as I am not only new to Sphynxs, but to cat ownership as well. The only problem I'm having is the name! It's SO HARD! I've seen several "help me with a name posts" on the forum, but all have been for boys. I have a beautiful little girl and could really use some help. Here is the list we have so far:
Sookie (from Tru Blood.... any fans?)
We're looking for something Egyptian or Sci-Fi or Comic-Booky.....
Any suggestions to add to the list would be MUCH appreciated! We'll give the list to my boys on Christmas Eve and let them pick form the list once they've met her!
Look forward to chatting with all of you!