Thursday, January 26, 2006

"Isn't she gorgeous?!"




(You have to imagine that said with an Australian Steve Irwin, aka The Crocodile Hunter, accent.)The new addition to our family joined us last night. Her name is Luna, but Timm wants to change it to Dobby (the house elf). Now I realize that when it really comes down to it, when you take people down to their most basic level, stripped of pretense,belongings, and ideologies, that people can only be divided into 2 distinct groups-those who think Sphynx are beautiful, and those who think they are hideous. I happen to be of the former group. (Don't worry, for all you in the latter, I will still be your friend. Luckily, these differences don't tend to be divisive.)I don't think she is as pretty as Smegel (her brother) but then who is? That's a pretty high bar if you ask me, and comparing the two just wouldn't be fair. She is the runt of her litter, and she will 3 soon, though she looks like she might be 3 months old. She hasn't been spayed (fixed-she's still 'broken') yet, so she has tufts of hair here and there.(Don't worry, once those pesky hormones are gone the hair should fall out, rendering her truly hairless, which I know if of major concern for all of you) She has hairy edges of her ears that stick straight out like a fringe accessory, fur on the bridge of her nose, some slight growth on her toes, and the best of all- a tuft at the end of her tail. Yes, like a lion. And it's a little bit crimped. For those of you who are not in-the-know, the reason her skin looks mottled is because of the pigment. That's where she would have color if she had fur. She is a 'torbie' or a tortoiseshell tabby. She's very sweet, and a little bit shy, unlike her brother. So far she and Smegel seem to be okay with eachother- they've adjusted pretty well. (they are siblings...) However, I fear this might push Mr. to the edge. He's being entirely neurotic, though I can't say that I blame him too much. He's running around hissing at everything he encounters, picking fights with Smegel, and driving me crazy. I hate to think of what retaliation he's devising. Anyway, visiting hours are officially open, so feel free to come see this beaut'. (Robin, I think you may be the only one actually interested- and Mark of course.) She will also be accepting fan mail via email or comments on my blog.

8 comments:

Jill said...

It was most disturbing to click onto your blog and be greeted by that creature from outer space. No offense, but "it" is seriously creepy looking. What happened to you getting rid of the cat that was peeing on your clean clothes? Now you've added another into the menagerie. What's up with that?

HC said...

Very creepy indeed! She looks like she is a cat on chemo and her hair is falling out. I wanna come and see her though- she makes Smegel look great. What is the fate of Mr. though?

jenn said...

OK- I have to admit I am in the sphynx are not beautiful group. But I also have to say that the pictures are AWESOME! I love the orange, quilted background with the tapestry pillow cutting in on the side... I may not like cats but I know those will make great scrapbook pages!

michelle said...

You already know where I stand on the sphynx issue. Creepy. They may be nice, but they are ugly as hell. Can't wait to see Dobby in person, though.

max said...

I think Luna/Dobby is very funny and sort of cute. I can't wait to see her! : )

Anonymous said...

No offense, but we have to keep the door closed at night when we come to visit (with the sphynx on the outside!!).

lucas said...

This cat is not from outer space! It's just like Smeagle and I want to call her Dobby! (just like Timm)

Robin said...

Ok, so as soon as I saw the pictures, I had to call Mark back downstairs (he just went up for the night). Needless to say, we are both way excited to come and meet her. Maybe this Sat.? I think she is way cute. Mark does too, of course. Though I have to agree, she isn't quite as pretty as Smegel. But very cute nonetheless. Yay, I'm excited!! I hope Mister either a) adjusts to the situation pretty quick...or b) you are able to find a new home for him soon /: Poor guy, his world just keeps getting rocked ;)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...