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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.

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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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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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Kitties for Sale?

What? Well; one kitty. My awesome kitty breeder has a contest going on with a deep discounted price on an adorable Hairless Sphynx.

Take a look at this beauty!

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If you do not currently own a Sphynx but desperately want one, (I mean; who wouldn’t???) go to her page to see the rules of the contest. Check it out here: Kitty Contest

Best of luck! Your life will never be the same once you have even one of these little babies in your home 🙂

You can find her on Facebook here: Beebbrox Sphynx Cattery

The Cat’s Pajamas!

Literally. Benjamin has pj’s on the way. As they are currently only in one size, I knew they would be too big on Franklin, so his pair will have to wait.

Lola of Posh Punk Sphynx Line

If you don’t think your cat can have funner clothes than you, you gotta check out Posh Punk Sphynx Line clothing. The owner is a wonder and makes the best clothes for your kitty!

You can find her here: Posh Punk Sphynx Line

Let me know what you think!

That One Day; When Franklin Ran Away…

…yes, you read that correctly. Except I don’t know if I would exactly call it “running away”, as much as he saw his opportunity, and went for it.

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I cannot even begin to describe the sheer terror I felt when I pulled up in front of my home, and saw the door open a couple of inches. I knew before I got out of my vehicle that this was going to be bad.

Benjamin was sitting on the front step, meowing. I told him to get in the house, and he ran inside and just kept meowing. I ran upstairs, and started pulling blankets off beds, calling Franklin.

I already knew. And I started crying.

My youngest left the front door open when she went to school at 8:30 in the morning. We just got new front doors a month ago. I even went out the door and pulled it shut behind me; only to turn around and see it never shut.

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Now; before we defend her…there is a HUGE note on the inside of the door stating, shut the door behind you! make sure it is shut! Lock the door just to be safe! I put this up as soon as I realized the door would not shut on it’s own as we were used to.

She had a house key…and I send her a message every single morning before she leaves for school to lock up, and check the door!

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Fast forward…I have 4 people prowling the neighborhood, I blew up Facebook, printed 100 pictures that my 14 year old put our number on the back, went to the Humane Society to file a lost report…

And I cried.

This day was already 58 degrees here in Michigan at 2:30 pm when I knew he got out; and getting colder.

My 11 year old who left the door opened seemed less than concerned, which burned my ass!

I found him; he had been out for about 6 hours. And the culprit said “At least you found him!” with a nervous laugh…

…and I chewed her a new asshole.

Benjamin is content, because his Franklin made it home.

 

 

Living with Hairless Cats…

…or as us hairless cat owners say; Nekkid Kitties!.

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It is great fun, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But there are some things you need to know.

  1. They act like dogs
  2. They talk. A LOT
  3. They have to be warm
  4. They sleep under the covers with you (next to skin is what they prefer; they climb in my shirts as soon as I sit down after work).
  5. They have to go to the bathroom with you. And be in the same room when you shower.
  6. They need baths
  7. They need sweaters (that is the BEST part)
  8. They are not outdoor cats (pay that much for a cat; see if you let it outside…)
  9. They eat a lot. A LOT.
  10. They stink when they use the litter box (my cats have made us all exit the house on occasion; no joke!)
  11. You need to trim their nails (please do not declaw….would you like someone ripping out your fingernails?)
  12. They are the most loyal, affectionate friend you will ever find.

Sitting on the heater vent. If there is warm air blowing; that is where they are at!

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