Monthly Archives: March 2014

Do You Have A Sphynx In Your Life?

Mom is expecting to see her first pictures of me in the first week of April. That’s funny, she named me already, and has no idea what I look like 🙂 Human pets are hilarious.

Mom is new to the world of Sphynx, so she has been doing a lot of reading up on how we are different from other house cats. Like our normal body temperature is 4 degrees higher than other cats. (I know she is still going to put some darn sweaters on me!)

We need baths, possibly once a week. Our skin is no different than any other cat, you can just see it, and the oil that absorbs into a cats fur has nowhere to go on a sphynx.

What A Beauty!
What A Beauty!

You gotta clean our ears too! And boy do we have large ears 🙂 And generally no whiskers. Nope, we don’t have those either. There may be stubs, but no full length whiskers.

There may be a fine coat of hair on our skin, which many say feels like suede. We are also super smart, love attention, and are great climbers (get those curtains down Mom, or I will do it for you!). We are also not hypo-allergenic. People think this because of the lack of hair, but humans are not allergic to cat hair. They are allergic to the dander on the skin, which a sphynx has no hair to absorb this. Some people allergic to cats do good with us; for others we might as well have a full body of hair.

We can also get sunburned, so even if we are an indoor cat, soaking up the sun in the middle of the living room floor can be an issue. A little bit of sun will intensify our colors, but too much will give us a sunburn.

We are very strong, and have a voracious appetite. We love to eat, and treats are an easy way to teach us to do tricks. Only if we feel up to entertaining our human pets, of course.

So there’s a bit about my breed. Have you had the great pleasure of meeting a sphynx before?

 

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Do You Raw Diet ?

Mom has been trying to get as much information about this whole raw diet thing as she can, but is finding it a bit overwhelming. (I hope to goodness she doesn’t just through a raw chicken drumstick in a bowl for me and leave me to figure out what to heck to do with it!)

My current Mom feeds all her babies raw diets, and it really is better. Kibble is for a snack, but it is raw food and canned moist food for our meals.

Why is it that our human pets just don’t get that cats are born meat eaters? Ferel cats you see in your neighborhood? They certainly aren’t eating Meow Mix. But they are keeping the mouse and chipmunk population down.

So have you tried the raw diet for your pets? Did you find it easy, hard, more convenient?

My big brother Spice is liking the Wysong Epigen. He is eating the chicken kind right now, and I think Mom may start seeing how he does with some small raw meat items. I’m glad he is adjusting so well, because he has no idea what he is in for once I show up 🙂

Mom is really liking all the benefits she is hearing about it, but she better get a lot more information before she gets a hold of me!

Naked or Dressed?

So, there seems to be much debate on people dressing their pets, especially when it comes to hairless pets. No one seems to think much about all the little Pomeranian/Chihuahua type dogs that are dressed, but Mom has seen some uproar online about dressing naked kitties.

I already know I am going to be dressed. I will likely be embarrassed at times, humiliated, and get all kinds of strange looks (which I will get being naked as well). But I also know my Mom will not put me in clothes and leave me alone to run around and get caught in something where I would end up getting hurt.

So, like most kids; yes, I will likely be embarrassed by my Mom; but I also know she will love me and take care of me no matter what, and that is always worth a bit of embarrassment!

Raising a cat with no eyes

A beautiful cat and his Mommy! This makes me so happy 🙂

Short & Sharp

My cat, Blinkin, was born with no eyes. He was born of a barn cat and taken in my me when I found him separated from his mom and siblings, across the road, soaking wet and muddy… he had gotten lost. He was only about five weeks old at the time and should have stayed with his mother but I couldn’t risk him getting hit or eaten or just lost outside. He’s six months old now and he is… majestic.

blinks

He’s going to lay on your face.

I’m not sure why Blinkin does this, but every day he makes sure to get as close to my face as he possibly can. Maybe he just feels safer when he is in someone’s arms, but most of the time he likes to be touching me somewhere — laying in my lap, around my head, over my neck, or on my shoulder —…

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