Hello from Virginia! I am a first-time Sphynx owner, under a very strange set of circumstances. My roommate bought this sweetheart on an impulse, and actually ended up hating her. She found a new cat, and wanted her out of the house by that Saturday. I had fallen in love with her, and didn't have the heart to let her go to the shelter or someone who wouldn't properly take care of her (she was thinking of putting her up on craigslist). So, I paid her the amount she had paid for her, and now she's living at home with my mom until I get my living situation fixed up. I visit her on weekends when I can, and she's the sweetest cat I've ever seen. She's missing an eye from an accident as a kitten, but it doesn't seem to slow her down.