Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Nov 06, 2014
I adopted Charlie Moonpie at the local humane society in August, 2000. She was around seven at the time. It's now over 14 years later, and Charlie is still very much alive. In fact- Charlie acts more like a kitten than the youngest cat in the house.
My best guess, and the vet's best guess is that Charlie is part Devon Rex and part Domestic Shorthair. First, there is the narrow face characteristic of Devon Rexes. Then there is the short, velvety coat. And the ears. Oh-- her ears. Charlie is a petite girl, but her ears are enormous for her size. And very wide.
With her proud face and her wide ears, I wouldn't exactly call Charlie "friendly," but she's not exactly aloof either. She likes to be pet-- but only by me. She will sit in your lap-- as long as you're me. It was honestly two years before Charlie would even really let me pet her; I don't know if she had an especially rough first seven years, or if she's just smarter than most cats. But once Charlie came to trust me, she was a doll. Of course, she's not the kind of cat who will come to me when I call; she does everything very much on her own schedule. But I think that makes the time we do spend together even more special-- I know that Charlie has chosen me, and I do sincerely hope she has another seven years left in her.