In the morning Wendell likes to walk back and forth between us in bed while purring and rubbing his little face on us… 5 minutes before our alarms go off. Best little alarm clock, so full of love it is escaping out of the hole in his heart. (When cats rub their face on you it means they like you and they are marking their territory.)
Even MORE fun facts about the boys. 11) The boys have the same momma cat ( I think most people know that?) 12) Hugo tends to get colder then Wendell, judging by skin surface temp. Hugo likes to be under the blankets and Wendell likes to be above the blankets. 13) Hugo is fuzzier than Wendell and feels suede. Wendell has less hair over all but some sparse medium length hair on his back that makes him feel a little bit more bristly 14) Both boys eyes frequently change color. Hugo’s from yellow green to yellow and Wendell’s from blue green to green. 15) When I set up photo shoots for the boys (like our holiday shots) Hugo understands what is going on and tries I demonstrate his best poses to Wendell. Under Hugo’s guidance Wendell has gotten better at posing. (Hugo wears Sphynx Swag baby blue “Ribbed for her pleasure" shirt)
Great to hear about the kitten and thanks so much for following! My first questions would be are you bathing him too frequently and what soap are you using? Their skin reacts to compensate for the striping of oils, just like human skin. I bathe the boys about once every two weeks. I use a kitten shampoo called Magic Coat, it comes in an orange bottle. I get it at Petco because that is the closest store pet store for me. I have heard that cat shampoos are formulated to cat skin needs so that might help if you are currently using a human baby shampoo. Some cats, I think typically the lighter colored ones, just tend to be a little more oily. Wendell is more oily than Hugo. Wendell likes laying in the laundry basket on top of my clothing and, if given the chance, will stain them by doing. In order to keep him from staining your furniture make sure you have plenty of cat bed options around the house. Sometimes I just leave fuzzy folded up blankets in areas I know they like to lounge in. You might want to hold him in the blanket a few times to get his scent on it. Additionally, I know that little shirts work for some people. The oils get on the shirts and not you. For a tiny kitten a sock shirt might be the most appropriate since they are growing so quickly at this stage. You can find patterns for these online. For day to day wear, if it is chilly in part of the house, I dress the boys in Sphynx Swag shirts available on Etsy. The boys hate clothing but they seem very comfortable in the Sphynx Swag. We don’t endorse things we don’t honestly like. It is a small family business in California and they specifically design clothing for cat body shapes. The shirts have a longer torso than dog clothing, which is most of what is on the market, and they have one arm hole so they are more comfortable for the boys to walk in. The shirts come in a bambino and a sphynx size but you would have to look at the measurements for find out what is right for your little guy. Wendell has outgrown the bambino size. They also do custom orders, if you little guys ends up HUGE they have a bigger cat shirt option that they don’t advertise. I hope this helps! Good luck with your little guy!
We got tagged on Instagram for facts about the boys part #2!!!!! 6) Hugo used to eat my silicon hair bands so I had to switch to hair clips. 7) Before we got Wendell, Hugo had some bad behaviors, like dumping his water bowl, but a lot of that has gone away. 8) The first few months we had Wendell most of his meows were silent. 9) We had some cat beds that Hugo really liked. When Wendell came the boys would get in the beds together for snuggles. As soon as they stopped fitting in the beds together they both stopped using them. Now they just like medium size boxes they can both fit in with blankets or pillows on the bottom. 10) Wendell is curious about computer monitors and likes looking at them. Hugo has never been interested in watching things on computer screens. (Wendell wears Sphynx Swag upcycle custom shirt.)
We got tagged on Instagram for facts about the boys part #1!!! 1) Hugo is 2.5 years old and 11 pounds and Wendell is 6 months old and 8 pounds. Hugo’s dad is bigger than Wendell’s dad so it will be interesting to see who ends up bigger. 2) Hugo can be kind of shy and reserved and Wendell is very outgoing. It is funny to see how different their personalities are. 3) Wendell vocalizes and sings while going to the potty. This was weird at first because Hugo has never done anything like that but our vet says it is ok. When Wendell sings while going potty Hugo comes to check on him. He stands about 3 yards (meters) away until Wendell is done and then Wendell comes over and they touch noses. 4) Hugo is a very dedicated big brother and acts like Wendell’s mom. He is very good at cleaning Wendell’s face and ears whether Wendell likes it or not. 5) Wendell has some blackheads on his chin. Our vet says even cats with hair can get acne and that Wendell’s is not bad.
We got tagged last week on Instagram for our behind the sphynx facts 1) I have been told that I can come off pretty intense when people first meet me and sometimes scary. This is all very funny once you get to know me. 2) I have a sense of humor with fashion and enjoy being tacky. 3) I have multiple degrees in photography and digital art and I am a digital art professor. 4) I have been married for 6 years, we started dating almost 10 years ago. Whoa. 5) I try to follow all the other sphynx accounts 6) I like to joke with my friends about getting a book deal for the cat boys. Also, Wendell wants to create a line of embellished socks. These days everyone else has a sock deal… where is Wendell’s sock deal?!
We had perfect weather for sitting by the door today. The bugs we extra loud and the neighbors were working in their yards, it was very enjoyable for the boys. I swear Hugo is still 3 pounds bigger than the baby.