Hello all I have to start by saying how happy I am to have found this place. My name is Christalblu and my husband and I have the privilege of sharing our house with two cats, our Devon Rex, Philo and his little sister our Sphynx, Merkin. Her full name is Merkin Godiva...but of course she's called many things depending on her level of good or bad behavior (Rat Monkey, Poo Beast....you get the picture). I've had Philo for 15 years and after 10 years and yet another move and not taking any of the other cats with us (since they belonged to the roommate) we figured it was time to get him a new sibling to keep him on his toes. She actually keeps us all on our toes. Philo didn't want a kitten either but now I'm not sure what he'd do without her. When we got her though she got sick in the first week and we almost lost her (I'll have to post then and now pics) she lost a third of her body weight and she was a little tiny to begin with. It was horrible because we almost lost her. She was in the vet over night and I kept hearing ghost meows. In the morning we (husband and I) had a talk about what to do if we lost the kitten. We felt that she couldn't possibly be bonded to us after a week...or us to her? We went to see her at emergency room (she had been kept over night). When they brought her to us the poor thing was on IV and bundled in blankets and water bottles to keep her warm cause her temp dropped. She saw us and immediately recognized who we were and started meowing till we held her. At that point we knew she had our hearts and my husband just looked at me and said "Whatever it takes"... To make a long story (and believe me this is a condensed version) short. I am happy to report that Merkin turned four in October. We have not looked back and she's never been so healthy. Oh and before anyone thinks it was the breeder. Her illness was just a random virus and had nothing to do with her breeder at all. In fact she had a clean bill of health the day we brought her home, but more than likely in the course of the vet visit she may have come in contact with something and it apparently had issues with her system. We are extra careful now when we take her to the vet. I always have something (a towel or blanket) to cover the table. You never know. At any rate that took longer than I had anticipated. I'm excited to be here and I am looking forward to getting to know you and hear about and see photos of your lovely kitties.