Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posted Nov 15, 2014
Although the Cornish Rex looks somewhat frightening, and let's face it, does not possess the typical "cute" cat characteristics of other breeds, it is an undeniably sweet and fascinating pet to own.
Unfortunately, our Cornish Rex had several existing health problems when we obtained him from a rescue organization, which persisted and eventually led to us having to put him down.
However, he served as a truly wonderful and engaging companion to my family, and had a very interesting, fun, and loving personality.
He was very easy to groom, but did require a great deal of maintenance, as he had several health problems and proved to be a picky eater.
He also was often confrontational with my other cats, and was solitary in comparison to most of them.
Although he loved to interact with my family, he was also very fond of his alone time, and receiving attention and affection from him was sometimes a rare occurrence.
He was never aggressive towards any member of my family, but he did get in several minor fights with the other cats we owned at the time.
From my experience with this breed, these cats are highly intelligent and very curious creatures, which for my family made our relationship with our cat very fun, exciting, and fulfilling.
I would recommend this breed for a cat owner who is up to the task of caring for a more high maintenance cat, and who has the time and compassion to meet the sometimes challenging emotional and behavioral needs of this animal.