Saturday, November 25, 2006

Our new kitten: Dragonheart

We picked up our Sphynx kitten, Dragonheart, from the breeder today. :hug: Dragonheart is a Sphynx, a hairless breed of cat. I posted more about the breed here.

The breeder lives up near Frankfurt, so we drove from Munich to Frankfurt yesterday afternoon, spent the evening in a hotel, and then picked up Dragonheart this morning at the breeder's place. She provided us with some toys, food and litter for him, as well as his vaccination and ID chip papers. Once we have him neutered, we'll send her proof of the neutering, and we'll receive his pedigree.

Dragonheart slept through most of the drive back to Munich, and was quiet throughout the entire trip. Once we arrived at our place, I put him down in the room that will be "his" and that he'll be confined to for the first few days (it's our guest room/office room, and is the largest of the three bedrooms in our place). At first he was meowing quite sadly, and running around, probably looking for his older brother and sister to play with, but after about an hour he settled down. He played with us for a bit, and let us pet and cuddle him, and now he's napping. He's used the litter box once, and we have food and water out for him, so I'm sure he'll take some of that when he's ready.

Dragonheart is the name the breeder gave him - she names her litters according to themes, and this litter was "fantasy" so we have Dragonheart, and his brother was Merlin. We'll probably end up calling him Drake or Drago. (For more pictures of Drake from today, click on the small photo below.)

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Terri said...

Ooooh, how nice! Welcome to Dragonheart. I'm a huge cat lover....we have 3, one of which is a Maine Coon cat.
All the best to you and your new addition and many years of enjoyment.

Teena said...

Congrats on your addition!

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Awww! Just like Dr. Evil's cat, no?

I think I could grow to love a funny looking cat like that. No shedding! Is he good for people who are allergy sensitive?

I like Drake.
Drake takes the cake! Enjoy!

Michelle said...

Awwwwwwww! He's changed so much from the other photos!

Best of luck to you guys and the new addition to your family.

Gattina said...

How was your first night ? I am curious to know what he did in "his" room ! Didn't he meauw the whole night ? He is really cute ! I think you will be the only one with a "naked" cat in our group ! For me too ! I don't know anybody amongst people I know who owns one. Will you keep this long name ?
By the way, CATS ON TUESDAY is created, we all can post on tuesday ! Look at my blog.
Yesterday evening I saw Canadian soldiers in a défilé in Monaco. They were there for the national day. Usually I don't like uniforms but they looked very nice all in red !

Maribeth said...

Congratulations that yor baby is home! He's adorable!

Soulful_SensitiveStreak said...

How nice that your new kitten is home. I like the name Drake. :)

Welcome to the new member of the family.


Hot(M)BC said...

Welcome Dragonheart! You's the first sphynx kitty we've met and you's furry cute. You's got big ears like Skeezix and that's cool!
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree