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Bean0709

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My husband and I live in Illinois. Here is a little history of my past experience with Sphynx and cats in general.

I have owned 2 Sphynx in the past. The first one I bought 17 years ago from some breeder in Arkansas. At that time, I was very ignorant to backyard breeders, however, my first Sphynx came into my life. We named him O'Bat. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with HCM around 1 and it ultimately took his life at the tender age of 5. O’Bat was my first love and to this day, I have never owned a cat with so much personality. He was awesome. Two years after getting O’Bat, I found my second Sphynx, Sticky Mickey, out of the local newspaper. He lived a strong, healthy life until the age of 11 at which time was diagnosed with cancer. He too was an awesome little guy. While we still had Sticky, I wanted to get him a friend. I thought maybe getting another Sphynx was not such a great idea as it seemed there were too many unscrupulous breeders. My ideal cat is extrememly friendly and a bit needy with gorgeous eyes. This is when I came across Orientals.

I adopted an 18 month old Oriental Shorthair. He was retired show cat from a very reputable breeder from Texas. His name was Silly Willy. He stole my heart from the moment I met him. Everywhere I went, Silly would be. I owned him a little over two years and out of what seemed like nowhere, he became gravely ill. After spending $3,000 on a specialist and also with the help of his breeder (who is also a veterinarian), he was diagnosed with Hepatic Amyloidosis. He was only 4. I was devastated and some days, I feel like I still am. He was my baby. :(

We also have a rescue cat that has a mild neurological condition. No one else wanted him at the shelter. His name is Baby Hair. He and Silly Willy were buddies. Do not get me wrong, Baby Hair is friendly, but he is more the loaner type. He visits at night, but doesn't get in my little nook by my face or snatch up my lap the moment I sit down like Silly or my Sphynx did. I miss and want that again. In addition to Baby Hair, we also have a very cat friendly 4 y/o male Doberman. His name is Raiden.

As you can see, we love our furry, or not so furry, children.

So now, I am on the lookout for my next baby. This time, I would love to get an odd-eye, but I am more so looking for one that is a lap and bed buddy from a very reputable breeder.

If anyone has breeders they could suggest, that would be great! I am also really looking for a Sphynx with bigger eyes and shorter snout.

Thanks much!!
 

Yoda mom

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@Bean0709 , than, you for sharing your heartfelt touching stories of your babies -
Welcome to the lair family ! Hope you can post pics of your fur kids and Raiden!
All are lair family :)

I will send you a PM :)

Enjoy this fun friendly bunch!
Look forward to pics and tales!
 

Toa and Ross

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Welcome to sphynxlair. You have so much love for your pet buddies, thanks for sharing their stories. So heartbreaking to lose a buddy specially when it's too young.
Hope members from your area will pm you.
 

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Hello @Bean0709 and welcome to Sphynxlair! So glad you found us! Please enjoy our wonderful sphynx community! :)
 
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