Category Archives: Hairless Sphynx

It’s Finally Happened!

My hairless cats have gotten fleas 😦 I am blaming the rabbit (now-deceased 😦 ). I put a treatment on them, and by the next morning they had nary a flea on them. I washed all the blankets, pillows, anything I could shove in a washer. Sprayed every inch of carpeting with a high quality, non-toxic spray that did the trick.

Benny and Franklin 2

And then two days later…..here comes two tiny little fleas on each cat. I kid you not; 2 on each cat. I pull them off and kill them (the fleas, not the cats!) and later, two more fleas. This issue of twin-fleas-on-each-of-my-cats has been going on for days. It’s like the fleas know I am allergic to them, and are torturing me by not letting me be able to let my cats in my bedroom to snuggle with me and keep me warm under the sheets.

I don’t know what to do next, but these fleas will be extracted from my house, and my cats, before the upcoming weekend is over.

I have been a big ball of angry-depressed-no-motivation and have been literally going to bed as soon as I get home from work, and staying there until I have to get up the next day and go back to work. I need my kitties with me!

Gotta love the stupid time change that makes is dark before 5:30 pm each night. I go through this bullshit every single year.

Any great ideas for flea removal above and beyond the chemical treatment method?

 

 

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International Cat Day

Do you want to know what one of my cats did to me today? On International Cat Day?

About gave me a heart attack this morning! When I went to be last night, Franklin was underneath the blanket and sheets with me…when I got up at 4am, he was nowhere in the house.

Apparently my 16 year old daughter has a hole in her bedroom screen that I knew nothing about, because her door is always closed 24/7 to keep her hamster safe from the cats. She took her hamster to her Dad’s with her Sunday, so her door has been open.

I do not know exactly where he was, and my daughter and I looked all over the neighborhood, but he came back on his own.

I am now actively shopping for GPS trackers for both of my jerk cats; I cannot emotionally handle even one more escape 😦

If You Are Thinking About a Hairless Sphynx for a Pet…

… mind you, I would not give up my boys for anything. But I had to bathe Franklin today after he had a bath a week ago. 

His ears collected that much wax, and at two years old, he still hasn’t figured out how to NOT poop on his webbed paws and bring it upstairs with a bunch of litter.

His bath was not too traumatic, but I guarantee I am bleeding on my shoulders and back from him trying to not get in the water.

Oh; and I trimmed his nails after this.

You have been warned…

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