Dan Guillory Posted July 18, 2018 Share Posted July 18, 2018 Seven years ago, family circumstances conspired to implant a house pet into my life for the first time. My daughter managed to implant a little sphinx kitten into our home. I have always been very anti-cat but this little guy seemed harmless enough so I figured I could tolerate him until other arrangements could be made. So, you might know it, this little fellow attached himself to me...the very person trying to get rid of him. He took great interest in everything I did, watching very carefully. He was always waiting at the door for me when I got home and followed me to the door to say goodbye. As time went on, I got used to the attention and he was always there to comment on my cooking, reloading technique, and television programming. He loved to watch the outdoor channel with me (really!) and favored bird hunting shows. Any program with birds received his rapt attention. After a few years, I learned that some sphinx cats are born with a heart condition that shortens their lives. Unfortunately, my little buddy developed a heart problem at about age 5. Today, he passed away at the vet's office and I can't believe how much it hurts. The house seems empty without him. The daughter offered to get me another kitten but I don't want this pain again. He was more like a puppy than a cat in many respects. I don't think I could find another like him. I still can't believe I could get this attached to a cat. 4 1 10 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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