Hi there! I realized I never properly introduced my kitty or myself! I am 25 years old and I live in a suburb of Seattle. I have allergies to cats but have had cats growing up and wanted one to join me in my home. I decided to look into Sphynx in the area and read a lot about them, finding out they often do not bother people with cat allergies. I went to a breeder about an hour and a half away and visited her many Sphynx cats. I didn't have any allergy problems and I was in a room with over a dozen cats! I ended up choosing one of her older cats who was a former show cat. My girl's name is Phoebe and she was 4 years old when she came to live with me. I have had her almost 2 years now. When she was younger, she was a diva show cat. In her glory days, she won several prizes including TICA's 2005 Best Sphynx Kitten NW Region, TICA's 2005 Best Sphynx NW Region and TICA's 2005 19th Best Short Haired Cat NW Region. She had a wall of prizes in her breeder's home! After her show years, she was a mother to three litters of kittens. For some reason, Phoebe stood out to me because of her playful and inquisitive nature. I decided she was the one for me- the breeder had her spayed, and I picked her up a little while later. She came home to me and I took care of her while she healed from her spaying. We have been inseparable ever since! She sleeps with me at night, wants me to hold her whenever I am home, and loves to climb up and be held like a baby. She also carries her huge blue body pillow across the house nightly while yowling loudly. I think she is reenacting carrying her kittens around when she does this! It's so funny! My girl is the best kitty ever and I am so happy to have her in my life! You can see photos of my girl in my profile photo album.