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Look what the stork brought us - Introducing Twiggy

marko
July 13th, 2011, 10:49 AM
Hi everyone!

Yesterday we adopted this little beauty. We believe she's a calico Sphynx (that's what the papers say) but she could also be a mix. She's 6 and she's a crazy purrer and drooler. She's pretty small (7.5 lbs) even though these pics may suggest she's larger. :cat:
She still needs some additional baths and ear cleaning and we are doing that slowly

From some angles she's a beauty and from other angles she's a gremlin, lol.

We haven't given her an official name yet - her temporary shelter name was twiggy. We are thinking of other names and 2 that come to mind are;

Joya (gioia - joy in Italian)
Piccola (small in Italian)

We'll consider other names if anyone has suggestions - so without further adieu, look what the stork brought!

Dog Dancer
July 13th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Congratulations Marko - she's beautiful! She looks like she has a lot of character, and I'm sure she'll bring you many many years of happiness and amusement. How wonderful that you were able to rescue so quickly. Did she have any history, like why she was up for adoption?

marko
July 13th, 2011, 10:58 AM
ThX DD! I was scouring the rescues for a while and was even prepared to drive to florida :eek: but that didn't pan out...and then this little beauty shows up right here in my hometown. Huge savings in gas :laughing: Apparently she was removed from a home that had way way too many pets. The first pics we saw of her (which I won't post) showed that she was quite neglected in terms of the grooming needs of Sphynxs.
Now she has us all to herself until we find her a friend. :cat: :cat:

breeze
July 13th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Ha Ha a gremlin, that's funny:D

I love the name Piccola :lovestruck:

Congrats to you and Carmy, :highfive:
what ever you name her she will be very well loved and spoiled,

o ya more pics please :D:D

Melinda
July 13th, 2011, 11:14 AM
:stork-baby:I also love the name Piccola, she is so sweet!!!! is she a cuddle bug? will she be allowed in bed to sleep? I'll be she appreciates having you guys to herself for a bit of well deserved spoiling, she's a lucky little lady, thats for sure. congrats again to you and the missus

hazelrunpack
July 13th, 2011, 12:33 PM
What a beautiful little girl!! :flirt: I've never heard of a calico sphynx before--I love her markings! In that second shot she looks like she's mulling over the fact that her new Dad is a member of the pawparazzi. But by the third shot she seems to have come to terms with the idea and is okay with it. :D

Congratulations to all three of you!!!

mikischo
July 13th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Congratulations on your new addition.:thumbs up

She is an abolutely adorable little naked kitty.:lovestruck:

She does look like she could be a calico with the two distinct colors plus white.

I especially love the last pic. She has such intense look in her eyes.:cloud9:

I think Joya would be fitting as I'm sure she will bring you a lot of joy. I do also like the name Piccola. It has a nice ring to it.

Love4himies
July 13th, 2011, 12:45 PM
Congrats! A calico naked kitty :cloud9:. Lucky kitty to be adopted by Mr. & Mrs. Marko.

Is there a story behind how she ended up in rescue? Cause us nosey people really have this need to know things :D

You do a poll for the kitty's name.

marko
July 13th, 2011, 01:38 PM
Thanks so much for the comments everyone :goodvibes:
L4H - don't know too much about her history except for what i wrote in post 3.

Thx! marko

CsqU4r3d
July 13th, 2011, 02:21 PM
She is a very gorgeous girl....Sphynxs have the most amazing eyes...they truly are windows to the soul...congrats on your new addition I am sure she will bring you lots of joy.:lovestruck::flirt:

Love4himies
July 13th, 2011, 02:52 PM
Thanks so much for the comments everyone :goodvibes:
L4H - don't know too much about her history except for what i wrote in post 3.

Thx! marko


I guess her history isn't important, just that she has a wonderful home now!

pattymac
July 13th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Love those eyes!! The ears are pretty amazing too!! No sleeping in anymore..she'll hear everything and SEE everything! I think I'm really starting to like Sphinx kittehs!! Ahh no hairballs!!

As for a name...Jewel? Emmie short for Emerald? Calllie?

erykah1310
July 13th, 2011, 03:44 PM
Congrats to her and to you both, such a lucky girl.:thumbs up
She sure is unique :D

sorry sphynx cats sorta scare me;):shrug: :o

chico2
July 13th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Marko,first off congrats to you and Mrs Marko!!
You should have watched "Cats from hell"yesterday,they showed a Sphinx kitty and explained all about them,they are not like any ordinary kitty(not that there is such a thing,they are all special),but it was mentioned a Sphinx is like a Jack Russel in the doggie-world,very,very energetic,but I am sure you have looked up info on this very special kitty.

pattymac
July 13th, 2011, 05:13 PM
Aww can't help but smile looking at that face!! Their little wrinkles make them look very wise! She's probably a real spaz though..!!

Winston
July 13th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Gosh Marko she is beautiful! I can see where she can have the gremlin look! but oh so beautiful! I like both names and also she looks like an Milia dont ask me why or Akira...:shrug:

How is she settling in?

Dee-O-Gee
July 13th, 2011, 08:59 PM
I just amore the third picture. :lovestruck: :) She looks so peaceful and her eyes are so mesmerizing. :angel:

Congratulations to you and Carmy. :clap:

She's truly a beautiful girl and is blessed to find her forever home. :thumbs up

growler~GateKeeper
July 13th, 2011, 10:57 PM
She is adorable :lovestruck: Congrats Marko, Carmy & kitty

I too like the name Piccola ~ just something in the way it sounds :D

Claudia36oh
July 13th, 2011, 11:21 PM
She is adorable, Marko :lovestruck:

Melinda
July 14th, 2011, 07:11 AM
I wonder who else they removed from that house....

Dog Dancer
July 14th, 2011, 10:28 AM
The wise and wrinkly comment, with the big ears made me think of Yoda.:D

14+kitties
July 14th, 2011, 10:47 AM
Stork equals squalling, wrinkly bundles of nakedness. Yep, that's what you got. :thumbs up

edwina
July 14th, 2011, 10:56 AM
I like the 3rd pic, it looks professionally done. :)

marko
July 14th, 2011, 02:15 PM
Thanks so much for the comments everyone!
We still can't decide on the name :yell: - could be worse :D
So for now we are still calling her Twiggy.
She's settling in pretty well actually.
Some vocalizations suggesting to me (hey where is everybody?.... but it all seems fairly normal).
She used to be in a place w/way too many animals from what we heard -
she'll get a friend soon enough :cat: :cat:
thx again!

.unknown.
July 14th, 2011, 02:26 PM
She is beautiful!! Congratulations :lovestruck::lovestruck:

mastifflover
July 14th, 2011, 04:56 PM
:stork-baby:I also love the name Piccola, she is so sweet!!!! is she a cuddle bug? will she be allowed in bed to sleep? I'll be she appreciates having you guys to herself for a bit of well deserved spoiling, she's a lucky little lady, thats for sure. congrats again to you and the missus

Ditto,:laughing: and I am sure she will have her new slaves trained in no time. She is very pretty

Dee-O-Gee
July 14th, 2011, 09:56 PM
I've read and heard that if changing a name of pet, it's best to keep the same consonant (or first letter) of the their existing name to introduce a new name. Has she always been called Twiggy?

If her previous name was Twiggy and you want to name her something in Italian, maybe something like Tepore (warmth) or if she's really vocal....Tenore! :D

Golden Girls
July 15th, 2011, 08:51 AM
I wonder who else they removed from that house....From what I read many were removed but details are usually kept at a minimum for obvious reasons.

Congrat's Mr & Mrs Marko I too vote for Piccola :cloud9: she's way adorable!

TeriM
July 16th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Congrats on the new addition Marko :thumbs up. I'm sure it is wonderful to have a "furry" back in your home :lovestruck:.

cpietra16
July 16th, 2011, 03:12 PM
she is adorable...congrats on the new addition and I am sure that whatever name you give her, she will suit it....:lovestruck:

marko
July 19th, 2011, 08:11 AM
thx again for the comments - WONDERFUL to have a furkid (baldkid, hey like daddy :) ) again.

Her name will stay Twiggy :cloud9:

..........and she may get a friend sooner than she thinks :highfive:
(stay tuned ;) )

Thx :goodvibes:
Marko

hazelrunpack
July 19th, 2011, 08:58 AM
The plot thickens!! :goodvibes:

But you don't have to wait for the next arrival to share more pics of your new girl, do you? :o :p

Rgeurts
July 19th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Marko, what a sweet little face she has!! :cloud9: :lovestruck:
She is one very lucky kitty :D

doggy lover
July 19th, 2011, 07:05 PM
Congratts on your new kitty she is beautiful. A friend of mine just got one and said that he is a love bug all he wants to do is cuddle.

marko
July 21st, 2011, 10:16 AM
Thanks again for all the comments and good wishes. :grouphug: :goodvibes:
Ya know how in post 21 of this thread I hinted about a friend for Twiggy...
Well.....Twiggy has a new friend, Baci. Just posted Baci's intro thread here: :)
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=78000

Thx! Marko