The Devon Rex
Today we look at the breed of cat that is often affectionately called a monkey in a cat suit!
The Devon Rex are short haired cats, known for their slender bodies, over sized ears and curled (rexed) fur. They are an intelligent, playful and people loving breed. They are often referred to as pixie cats, alien cats or monkey cats because of their unique appearance centered around their large ears, eyes and wide heads.
They are good jumpers and fond of occupying small spaces. Because of this they are often found high up, on top of closets, shelves or fridges, where they can watch the world beneath them! They will often go through great lengths mapping out and then ascending to the highest point of a room. They also take great care and attention of their loved humans, ascending their shoulders, nestling by their necks and shoulders when prone or following their companions from room to room waiting for the right moment to climb into their lap, leap onto their back while they're filling the washing machine or run up their arms onto their shoulders while they sit at a table!
The Devon Rex is a wonderful, loving breed and a welcome addition to any family!
Image source: flickr user David Davies
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