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People who call your shpynx ugly


Senior Lairian
Senior Lairian
Jul 11, 2019
Ahhh I feel like I have soo much to say/ask about so many different topics and I'm trying to space them out haha.

By far the BIGGEST thing I wasn't expecting about deciding to get a sphynx, was everyone in my life telling me how dang ugly they think my cat is. I can understand shock, but I wasn't expecting people to be SO tactless!

What is with people?! I'm getting so sick of hearing how disgusting my cat is, and how I wont even like Bones because he is so ugly, and how nobody wants come to my house because there will be a hideous sphynx there and it will smell to high heaven. My coworkers will say this and then turn around and beg me to bring him into work one day so they can meet him! I said "Um no, I'm not bringing my cat in just so you can talk crap about him."

Besides that, I've just had a lot of people in general tell me what I need to do regarding him. Declawing was a HUGE thing for a while because my family all felt very strongly that I need to get my kitty declawed and there is just no way that's happening to any cat in my care. I finally made my husband watch the paw project so he's on my side finally but its annoying defending my cat and my choices all the time.

All in all, I feel like: If you think they're ugly, don't get one! But don't tell me what I should be doing with mine, and I don't need your opinions because I think he is gorgeous.

Has anyone else had this problem?!
People can be so obtuse! I usually say "yeah, they are an acquired taste, but if you get to know him, he will change your mind." If I were you, I WOULD take him to work with you. Once people meet him in person, some if not most, will probably change thier opinion of him. My daughter and I both have Sphynxies and we have converted many people to Sphynx lovers by introducing our babies to them. As hard as it is, try not to take it personally. If everyone knew how beautiful they truly are, everyone would have one and where's the fun in that?