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I do not like cats....



.... like AT ALL...​


... I am a DOG PERSON... who loves Sphynx

Whew! It feels good to get that off my chest! :p:)
To be entirely honest, I’ve had a couple cats in my childhood. My ex-roommates had cats, my neighbors had cats, and my friends had cats; all furry, all mundanely regular in my eyes. I didn’t hate them, I just did not care for them, and had zero interest in having one as a companion. I was a self-proclaimed dog lover, and that was that! I had Boogie, the gentlest, most loyal brindle pitbull boxer mix and Brodie, a 4 pound spitfire Yorkshire terrier. Then, one day, five years ago, I met a sphynx kitten. I was immediately drawn to it’s tiny, hairless body and adorable alien face! He was only around 12 weeks old, black with piercingly distinct golden eyes.
I am a lover of the peculiar and the unique. This strangely beautiful animal checked all my boxes! He had a look and the personality to match! I took a selfie with him, and that sealed my fate. I was lovestruck. I spent countless hours researching and looking at videos/pictures. I knew I MUST have one to add to my doggie crew (affectionately deemed the Stinky-Boys Club by my hubby). I showed Hubs endless pictures of sphynx and elves and bambinos, and for a second he was intrigued as well.... until I shot myself in the foot by revealing that, upon petting the sphynx, I found their skin akin to a certain part of the male anatomy. That was a deal-breaker. Insert shot-foot-in-mouth.
I spent a few more weeks trying to persuade him, but he wasn’t buying it. My phallic implications had ruined any chance I had of having a sphynx of my own. Over the years, we added two axolotls (water dragons) and a beautiful baby girl to our tribe. Our love tank was full, but still, in the back of my mind, lingered the thoughts of that naked feline I had met!
Then, last week, out of the blue, destiny was back on the table! Hubs had come across some pictures of new sphynx kittens from a local breeder on his FB feed, and was quite taken with them. He showed me the breeder’s site, and it turned out to be the same cattery that produced the black nudist kitten I had met five years prior! The stars aligned and Mercury was no longer in retrograde (I actually don’t know what that means lol); I was instantly in love! I filled out the lengthy application, then called the breeder the next morning and managed to reserve the second to last kitten from her current litter!

Here is my little man. Four weeks old as of Saturday! He is a seal mink. His mom is also a seal mink with very vivid eyes, and his dad is a stunning blue point. ♥️♥️♥️ My tribe will be complete on May 26th.

... I just need to remember to come up with a better simile to describe this guy’s skin texture when he arrives!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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@Monica , Loved reading your confession :)
Lol I go to the stores and I get told oh your the dog lady who walks those rotties on riverside and the Aussie (ex fiancés pup he didn't want anymore - so no way was I going to give up on him ) I see you with at Home Depot !

Confess - same thoughts of their skin - now it's just a warm handball with velvet

Sphynx steal hearts like no other ! They are truly unique personalities that my mom says must be bcz she thinks they are ewwww ugly - can't change her mind she is a Siamese kitty lover


The stinky boys club will take one look and say mum dad what kinda brother is that for the club ?! is that supposed to be a cat !
Hey at least my crew can share Hylyt shampoo!

Congrats on your boy , the handball with velvet ! - a warm chamois cloth :)
Can't wait for gotcha day and pics and tales! So excited for you!
The sphynx stars aligned with a cutie!

Hurry and get here May 26!

Ps do u still have your water dragons? Love them

I had to op for dojos loaches for my kitties to watch when I added them to my tank of roseline Sharks , red tail shark and plecos etc

Kitty proof your tank!
 
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Monica

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@Monica , Loved reading your confession :)
Lol I go to the stores and I get told oh your the dog lady who walks those rotties on riverside and the Aussie (ex fiancés pup he didn't want anymore - so no way was I going to give up on him ) I see you with at Home Depot !

Confess - same thoughts of their skin - now it's just a warm handball with velvet

Sphynx steal hearts like no other ! They are truly unique personalities that my mom says must be bcz she thinks they are ewwww ugly - can't change her mind she is a Siamese kitty lover


The stinky boys club will take one look and say mum dad what kinda brother is that for the club ?! is that supposed to be a cat !
Hey at least my crew can share Hylyt shampoo!

Congrats on your boy , the handball with velvet ! - a warm chamois cloth :)
Can't wait for gotcha day and pics and tales! So excited for you!
The sphynx stars aligned with a cutie!

Hurry and get here May 26!

Ps do u still have your water dragons? Love them

I had to op for dojos loaches for my kitties to watch when I added them to my tank of roseline Sharks , red tail shark and plecos etc

Kitty proof your tank!

Warm velvet handball... I can work with that hahaha.

We do still have the dragons! They are pretty cool. My daughter and yorkie can watch them for... minutes, lol. I'm sure the kitten will get a kick out of them too! We have started baby proofing now that baby is 7 months, so timing worked out pretty well! I've come to find out a lot of the hazards for kitty and baby are similar.

I love aquariums! I would love a huge saltwater aquarium one day, but we will take it one day at a time because I'm already eyeing more sphynx kittens, and Hubs has his heart on a Giant Schnauzer trained for protection (ie. my baby girl's own personal body guard). We were supposed to wait until we moved to a bigger house before we initiated any more tribe members, but destiny was knocking on my FB wall. I will update often!
 

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I call them purring suede hot water bottles. :)
But come to think of it... Livvy does feel a bit like that male errr... anatomy part... Pixie is more like a peach, and Jezebel is the "fluffy" one. (She has the most "fur" of all of them, but is very, very soft.)
Congrats! :)
 

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@Monica welcome to sphynxlair! Your confession brought a big smile on my face cause I'm a dog person too and never had anything with cats (and now I have 3 sphynx and no dog!). And the rest of you intro made me spit out my tea from laughing. A hot waterballoon! Your boy is going to feel like a hot waterballoon:).

What a handsome and cute boy you're getting! Can't wait to see pics of him on Gotcha Day!
 

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I call them purring suede hot water bottles. :)
But come to think of it... Livvy does feel a bit like that male errr... anatomy part... Pixie is more like a peach, and Jezebel is the "fluffy" one. (She has the most "fur" of all of them, but is very, very soft.)
Congrats! :)
I love that each one has their own different "degrees of hairlessness!"
 

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@Monica welcome to sphynxlair! Your confession brought a big smile on my face cause I'm a dog person too and never had anything with cats (and now I have 3 sphynx and no dog!). And the rest of you intro made me spit out my tea from laughing. A hot waterballoon! Your boy is going to feel like a hot waterballoon:).

What a handsome and cute boy you're getting! Can't wait to see pics of him on Gotcha Day!
Thank you! I'm glad I brightened your day :)

I've come to realize many dog people love sphynx! I guess it's because they have that same loving, goofball personality that a dog has, while other cat breeds tend to be more aloof. I'm only speculating, but I can't wait to find out! Plus, they are just beautiful! Your cats are gorgeous as well!
 

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@Monica welcome to sphynxlair! Your confession brought a big smile on my face cause I'm a dog person too and never had anything with cats (and now I have 3 sphynx and no dog!). And the rest of you intro made me spit out my tea from laughing. A hot waterballoon! Your boy is going to feel like a hot waterballoon:).

What a handsome and cute boy you're getting! Can't wait to see pics of him on Gotcha Day!
Thank you! I'm glad I brightened your day :)

I've come to realize many dog people love sphynx! I guess it's because they have that same loving, goofball personality that a dog has, while other cat breeds tend to be more aloof. I'm only speculating, but I can't wait to find out! Plus, they are just beautiful! Your cats are gorgeous as well!
 

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Congratulations on your new baby!

I was also a dog person and firmly believed I’d have two lumbering golden retrievers and definitely no cats in my life! But, I ended up rescuing a little hairy moggie one day and it was cats from then in.

Now I have Rosie, who feels like the most exquisite and expensive soft and fancy velvet and is my living hot water bottle! Not a hair of a dog in sight!

Hahaha your description made me laugh so hard though! I had never drawn that analogy before!
 

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UPDATE:

I've had Kenzo for 3 days now, and I can firmly say I still do not like cats. However, now, I FREAKING LOVE SPHYNX!!! He is everything I imagined and more. All the qualities I love about a dog, perfectly mixed with the best quirks of a cat. I will most likely never own another breed of cat, unless the stars deem otherwise, but I can easily see myself owning another sphynx, or two!

Hubby, who, until 3 days ago, believed that sphynx were flat out weird and ugly, literally said Kenzo is seriously the prettiest and coolest cat he's ever seen.

Also, my anatomical analogy of the 'feel' of a sphynx still stands true, in my opinion. ;)
 

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@Monica this is the best love speech ever!! Kenzo has you and your husband wrapped around his paws big time:).
And well...enjoy petting him:ROFLMAO:
 
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