I found this forum on facebook and was thrilled to join up with a group of sphynx owners. I bought two Sphynx a little more then two years ago. The first was a four month old, pet quality male kitten. He was black with bright green eyes. I named him Singe, a name with double meaning, Singe is french for monkey, and he looked like he had been scorched, so the name was perfect for him. Three months later the breeder offered me a six month old silvery grey show quality neutered male, Du. I fell in love with this breed at first sight and considered myself lucky to have such a charming pair of nurtured boys. But recently my joy was stricken with sorrow. We lost Singe the end of December do to an undiagnosed heart issue. Du was so lonely that I started looking for a foster/rehoming sphynx. Tragically Du slipped out the door while there was company here. We searched and searched and offered a substantial reward, but to no avail. My heart is broken, and I am still unconsolable. A few couple weeks later we were offered a retired neutered older female. Tosca is overweight and needy, but we love her. She has chosen my husband to be *her* human. I have arranged to get a pure bred sphynx, sable point, blue eyed female kitten. Hopefully she will be *mine*. I now hope to show the coming kitten. I love this breed of cat and believe in promoting them, but I have learned to beware of casual breeders.