Lexi Liu

You wanted to meet her, introducing Lexi Lui.


There were three choices of cats for us, all of them hairless cats. One was a rescue Sphynx and the other two retired breeders.  Though we wanted to give a rescue a home, it was clear to us early on from the information we had that the cat would not do well in our home. The other Sphynx was an Elf Sphynx.  Very cute and sweet, but I had some questions about doubling up on mutations and though I believe the breeder has cared well for the cat I wasn't entirely comfortable with the answers I received.  Cat three is who we chose because the breeder was highly recommended and provided a wealth of information for us.


Disal Alexandra Township is originally from South Africa. She is five years old and is half sphynx, half naked barn cat.  Her mother was born from two regular barn cats.  Natural mutations of hairlessness do spontaneously occur in many cat breeds from time to time.  That hairless cat was mated to a male sphynx and Lexi came from that litter. When she was old enough, she became the catteries outcross Dame.  When the owners of Disal Sphynx decided to retire, they transferred and adopted out their remaining cats.  Lexi came to the US of A in this way. After several litters, Lexi's breeding ended.  I contacted Aquariusphynx about adult adoption, and I got Lexi. 


Because she has had Lexi as a name all of her life, I decided to keep it and just because I have odd names for cats I am calling her Lexi Liu (LEXEE LOOwee or LOO). I couldn't find a Zulu name that was easy to pronounce so I went with an Asian name (Louis = Lui, Liu= Lou).  


She has a little hair, but that is not usual.  She is a sweet girl; I'm sure Maus would have liked her.  She is off to the Vet on Wednesday, and we will post her first exam. The boyz have seen her but not met her yet. She will be introduced to them slowly over the next few days and weeks. 


6 comments:

  1. Awww....she's charming! And nice to have a girl in the house again...I see dress up in her future!

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    1. Thank you. I'll strive to make sure she always feels that way.

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  3. Awww, congratulations! She is gorgeous! I'm so excited for you!

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  4. Adorable! And you're so smart to do slow introductions. I work with my local cat shelter, and I see a lot of kitties returned because they're not introduced to the regulars the right way, and fights break out. Slow is smart!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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