- Dec 29, 2016
I feel a little crazy about doing this but I think that other sphynx moms will understand. In a way it is funny, and people joke with me about it but people have no freaking clue how much I stress myself out over Gretta. I LOVE Greta so much that I literally have anxiety that gets to me even when I am at work. There are times I have to go to the bathroom at work to avoid looking like a crazy person and just sit there and close my eyes and go through my "leaving" process all over in my head because I'm that scared about Gretta getting out. On my Facebook and on here and lots of places online I see posts of people posting a reward for their sphynx that got out. This scares me so bad.... I'm talking I can't stand to think about it. My heart goes out to these people. To think of Gretta shivering in the streets. Oh my gosh. Even just writing that i have to get up off my couch and walk around. Uuugghhghghgh. What the hell is wrong with me?!?!? Pardon my language but does anyone else worry like this? I want to take Gretta out on a leash in the summer time but I am so scared that she will "like" it outside and want to run towards the door. I will admit that I am too hard on my family about this stuff, but I am a complete FREAK about watching the door when I go out. I literally open the door and slide out as quick as I can and watch my feet the whole time. Sometimes even when I am ABSOLUTELY sure that she didn't get out.... I get this gnawing feeling and have to dig for my keys.... unlock the door.... go find Gretta and do it all over again!!!!! She don't even run towards the door. I hope this does not attract any negative comments because trust me I LOVE GRETTA but if she is within 10 feet of the door when I am going in or out I make the "pppppsssssttttttt" noise at her and ty to scare her away or give her some kind of negative reaction when she is close. (If that's mean, then I guess I am mean because I DO NOT want my baby getting out). I have been freaking out today and I realize it's stupid but I hope there is someone out there who struggles the same as me (not that I wish that upon anyone) that I can kind of lean on. Gretta is as healthy as a horse but I know sphynx breed has a lot of health issues. (Gretta has IBS and almost died at one time.... I thought the vet was going to get a restraining order on me, NO JOKE). (I was literally the CRAZY naked cat lady). I see a lot of sphynx on here that die at under ten years, and it seems that these sphynx were VERY well taken care of and adored! Gretta is going on 5 years old now and I am freaking out. I literally do NOT know what I would do without Gretta. It makes my skin crawl just thinking about it. I have this memory in my headbthat is driving me crazy. When Gretta was really sick... we did all kinds of testing (we were eating Ramon noodles every night.....yup I was desperate) we didn't know what was wrong with her and one of the tests came back and said that her white blood cell count was extremely high. Well, long story short the antibiotics they were giving Gretta made her worse. She was PITIFUL. She looked like a skeleton. She was so weak she would have constant disareah. Well.... I tinkered with her diet and straightened it out. Thank GOD! This has been over a year ago. I am terrified to change her food because things are great and I do NOT want anything to happen that will make her take a step backwards. The vet has told me that a high WBC count is a big sign on lymphoma. I have seen a lot of sphynx on here that have died of lymphoma. I'm terrified to take her back to the vet because of the irrational fear that if you try to fix something that is not broken..... it's gunna break. If Gretta was to have lymphoma (I PRAY TO THE GOOD LORD ABOVE that this is me being a hypochondriac.) what would the warning signs be and is there a way to treat it?