January 19, 2004

hairless thoughts

I am the proud owner of a hairless cat.

My brother-in-law gave us this cat, with the understanding that we would pay him for it eventually. My wife wanted to name the cat, Willow. I wanted to name it Naked. My son, Samuel, named it Willow Naked Harmless.

Many people think that they look ugly, but over time the cat has grown on me, and now I don't even think about it. And when I talk about cats with other people, Sam usually asks whether or not they have hair. To him it isn't unusual at all.

These cats are officially called Sphynx Cats. They are a fairly rare breed. This means that they are worth some money. Which in turn means that we invited Houston over to visit with Willow.

Now, we are the proud owners of one hairless mommy cat, and 5 hairless kittens. Willow has turned out to be a good mommy. She is really taking care of those kittens. The runt of the group is not doing well though. I don't think it is eating enough. And besides being soft toward a baby animal, and not wanting it to die, I also want to protect my investment. (which means that I will be going to get some "cat formula" tonight after school -- how weird is that?)

When they are old enough I will be trying to sell them. I am going to try to post a few pics of them eventually. If you are in the market for a beautiful hairless cat, then contact me at mattharmless@gmail.com.