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How do I talk him into this?

post #1 of 26
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Sometime next year DH and I will be moving into a larger apartment, and that means we can have another furbaby adopt us. I've been looking and looking to see what kind of kitty I want and I've come to a decision, I would like a Sphinx. Now, DH isn't having any of this, he thinks they look like something an alien dropped off on this planet and it refused to take it back with them. Using my feminine powers how do I talk him into this, so it doesn't SEEM like I'm talking him into it?
post #2 of 26
You hit the nail on the head there Heather.....charm him with your feminine powers.............
post #3 of 26
Sing the praises of the Sphynx virture of not adding to the 'cat hair everywhere' problem
post #4 of 26
Hmmmmm - you need to somehow turn it around so that he thinks it was his idea - they love that - I'll think about it and get back to you......

This is coming from someone who's other half said no don't get a kitty, and now loves her sooo much - he makes a huge fuss of her all the time, feeds her and even scoops her litter tray!
post #5 of 26
Has he ever seen one in the flesh and touched how soft their skin is?
post #6 of 26
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Has he ever seen one in the flesh and touched how soft their skin is?
No, but I have. I think that that may be part of the problem.
post #7 of 26
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Sing the praises of the Sphynx virture of not adding to the 'cat hair everywhere' problem
Ohhhh.... that's a good one! Scratch sheds everywhere!
post #8 of 26
He really needs to see and touch a Sphinyx first. Everything else would be a secondary step.

It's like convincing a child who had never seen a chocolate bar before that chocolate is not poison.
post #9 of 26
Tell him about all the neat shirts he can put on the cat - such as his favorite sports teams?
post #10 of 26
I never liked Spynx's until I actually petted one and fell in love. Do you know anyone who owns one? Maybe you can find a Sphynx breeder, and ask if you can both go along to visit them?

If DH is able to pet their warm, fuzzy skin and see their beautiful personality and not fall in love, then maybe another cat is a good idea. I imagine he will see their beauty once he meets one though

Otherwise, you could just bring one home, and he'll have to deal with it

You do know that you have to have a warm apartment to have a Sphynx? That may mean higher electricity/gas bills if you live in a cool area...
post #11 of 26
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Tell him about all the neat shirts he can put on the cat - such as his favorite sports teams?
He's not really a sports lover, but I'm sure that I can get some cute sweaters for them. My step mom is a retired Papillion breeder, and she has about 10,000 sweaters for her little ones. Some of them are really cute.
post #12 of 26
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No, but I have. I think that that may be part of the problem.
Witch part the no hair or the soft skin ? I used to think they were weird to but when I saw Caeser ( don't think I spelled tht right) he's so sweet looking
post #13 of 26
Take him to a cat show or make an appoinment with a responsible breeder and let him just spend a few hours with one and see how he likes it

If that doesn't work....I would pick someting a little naught up at Victorias Secret....works like a charm
post #14 of 26
Ya know... I don't know if a Sphynx is such a good idea. Can you imagine Bit and Scratch's reaction when they first meet it?? I could imagine those two boys doing the equivalent of rolling on the floor, killing themselves laughing at the strange creature! I just have this image in my head of the Sphynx looking all haughty, and Bit and Scratch with tears rolling down their faces and holding their sides....
post #15 of 26
I don't know anything about Sphynx's other than they're scary looking (ahh! sorry just an opinion!! I've never pet one though and now I'm intrigued....!) BUT my point is that you can talk up all the good qualities a Sphynx has that you know your hubby will like!

I decided a while ago I wanted a Bengal- so I kept going online and finding cool pictures of the color variations and video's of them playing in the water since I happen to know Chad has *always* wanted a cat that wants to go in the water... At first he was like "We are NOT paying $600 for a cat!" but he would always look at my pics and what I had to show him... so after i've continutued talking about the Bengal we will be getting for a while I finally heard him last night say "Hey Craig we're getting another cat in November" to his buddy! I was amazed!

He thinks it's his idea too! lol
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Ya know... I don't know if a Sphynx is such a good idea. Can you imagine Bit and Scratch's reaction when they first meet it?? I could imagine those two boys doing the equivalent of rolling on the floor, killing themselves laughing at the strange creature! I just have this image in my head of the Sphynx looking all haughty, and Bit and Scratch with tears rolling down their faces and holding their sides....
LOL

My thought was that the Sphynx would take one look at Scratch and think "Oh a play mate and a blanket!" Scratch is so easy going that he would put up with it.
post #17 of 26
Just show him these pictures...how could he resist?







post #18 of 26
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Ohhhhhh... thank you. That just made my day! Your babies are so sweet!

Do you think that it takes a special kind of person to love a Sphynx?
post #19 of 26
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Ohhhhhh... thank you. That just made my day! Your babies are so sweet!

Do you think that it takes a special kind of person to love a Sphynx?
To know a Sphynx, is to love a Sphynx!

I grew up with cats, but they all had hair. Monte was our first Sphynx and before we got him we talked about getting one other......well we now have six!!!

Check to see if there are any cat shows in your area (CFA OR TICA) and bring DH to one of the shows, there should be a few Sphynx there. I personally show mine in the Great Lakes Region through CFA and the shows are really fun to go to. You can also meet some great breeders at the shows.
post #20 of 26
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Just show him these pictures...how could he resist?







Oh my God, they're NAKED!!!!!

I love Sphynxes, and those pics are gorgeous! They just look so cute and funny
post #21 of 26
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My husband just said that they look like the cat you would ask, "What is the meaning of life?" He also said that they look a little too wise to be a pet, I however reminded him that 8-Bit is a bit to wise to be a pet as well. He has us wraped around his little paw.
post #22 of 26
ok, this works with my husband:

come home in your work clothes, then go into the bedroom while talking to him about regular stuff, he will most likely follow you, if he doesn't then say, hey I wanna bounce something off of you, then while changing your clothes (take your time, and have the talk while forgetting to completely get dressed again) you tell him that he gave you a brilliant idea, by getting a bigger place, he will have the opportunity to save another life and be the hero to some sweet innocent baby, and your hero too, you can also add how wise he is to suggest a bigger place etc etc. Most of the time he will just agree!!! Or be too busy checking you out to disagree!
post #23 of 26
I love all of Luvmysphynx kits but I really think Monte is the best. I have been in love with him since I first saw him. I wanted a Sphynx also and took my husband to a cat show to see and possibly touch if the owner would let us. We didn't end up with a Sphynx but with a Cornish Rex which is not hairless but are hair challanged. Husband had just agreed to the idea of a Sphynx when he fell in love with Zander. But the show definately opened his mind up to the beauty of the Sphynx.

Tricia
post #24 of 26
My daughter wants one so bad. She says they feel like a warm peach, right off the tree. (They feel different like that than when you buy them from the grocery store.)
post #25 of 26
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ok, this works with my husband:

come home in your work clothes, then go into the bedroom while talking to him about regular stuff, he will most likely follow you, if he doesn't then say, hey I wanna bounce something off of you, then while changing your clothes (take your time, and have the talk while forgetting to completely get dressed again) you tell him that he gave you a brilliant idea, by getting a bigger place, he will have the opportunity to save another life and be the hero to some sweet innocent baby, and your hero too, you can also add how wise he is to suggest a bigger place etc etc. Most of the time he will just agree!!! Or be too busy checking you out to disagree!
You need to try out for Desperate Housewives, you have their moves down pat!!!
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl View Post
ok, this works with my husband:

come home in your work clothes, then go into the bedroom while talking to him about regular stuff, he will most likely follow you, if he doesn't then say, hey I wanna bounce something off of you, then while changing your clothes (take your time, and have the talk while forgetting to completely get dressed again) you tell him that he gave you a brilliant idea, by getting a bigger place, he will have the opportunity to save another life and be the hero to some sweet innocent baby, and your hero too, you can also add how wise he is to suggest a bigger place etc etc. Most of the time he will just agree!!! Or be too busy checking you out to disagree!
That's a good tip! I'm just glad that he is atleast willing to go to a cat show to see one. Once he touches it I'm sure that it will be all over!
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