Hello! I am a big animal lover with three dogs and two cats of my own. I also volunteer at our local shelter and have cared for dozens of cats over the years. My daughter, also a huge animal lover, is obsessed with Sphynx Cats! I have met a number of Sphynx cats and am still on the fence as to whether to add one to the family. A friend of mine suggested I join this forum to learn more about the breed. The truth is, I am used to a furry friend to cuddle with. My twenty year Persian passed away last year and I am looking for a new best friend. My other two cats are well into their teens, and though I am sure they are going to live for another decade, some say this may not be the case. My pets are my family and I take my responsibilities and relationships with them seriously. Afterall, they will be in my life for decades! I have never considered a Sphynx before, but am told how wonderful they are. I have read a lot about them and they seem to have wonderful personalities. I came to this forum to hear about other's first time experiences with Sphynx's. I have a lot of experience with "furry friends" but none with hairless ones. I loved my Persian boy, but I am not 20 anymore, and think introducing a Persian to my life at this point may be more work than I am up to. Not that I'm old, but Persian's require a lot of grooming in return for their love! So, if you would be so kind to tell me your transition experience from hair to hairless I would appreciate it! Thanks in advance!