Adding A Devon Rex To The Family
When considering adding a Devon Rex to the family, it was not a decision I made lightly.
Consider, there are many things I do impulsively:
- Eat cheesecake
- Buy purses
- Yell at the television when other humans are in the house
There are many things I don’t do impulsively.
- Adding a poodle to the household
- Adding a Devon Rex to the household
Adding a Devon Rex to the family
I knew that owning a Devon Rex was not only a financial commitment, but a commitment to a different type of care than I may have been accustomed to with our rescue cats.
Here is what I knew about adding a Devon Rex to the family:
- They are devoted to their humans
- They don’t like being left home alone
- They are food hounds (Ickis begs more than our dogs do!)
- They love to sleep under the blankets in bed with their humans
- They are frisky and inquisitive
- They have long, skinny necks, triangle shaped heads, huge ears
- They are “99% personality and 1% cat.”
- They are low maintenance (but you should keep their ears clean)
- They are not hypoallergenic (however, my sister who is really allergic to cats was not bothered by his fur at all. Go figure
Why did I name him, Ickis, you might be asking. The story is, my daughter and I loved a Nickelodeon show called, “AAAhhhhh Real Monsters!” and there was a “monster” on there who had a triangle-shaped head, huge ears and a loving personality — it was a perfect fit!
Post 1 of 2: What I know about the Devon Rex since I have lived with one for a month and a half.