Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted Feb 15, 2015
I wanted a Devon Rex for a long time. My dream came true in 2009 when I got Tigra from a breeder in Ukraine. She was about 5 months old at that time. As soon as I brought her home and she got out of the pet carrier, she climbed into my lap for a cuddle. She instantly won me over. In the meantime she gew into a fine specimen of the breed with a strong personality. She is both independent and people-loving. What struck me about her is the fact that she is highly active, much more active than any of the cats I have owned during the years.
Tigra is highly inquisitive and intelligent and will get into all sorts of mischief. She will open doors and jump up on my shoulder on command. She really enjoys riding around the house on my shoulder. She also likes to play fetch and can do that for hours without getting bored. Each morning and evening she gets really frisky and active, running around as if the entire house were a giant running track, jumping from the couch to the cat tree to the floor and running in circles over and over. We have hours of fun watching her. With her clown-like personality, she finds some new and interesting way to make us laugh everyday.
Most of the times she gets along great with our other cats. They will groom one another and on occasion nap together. Sometimes however she just likes to sit by herself. Her best friend is Coditza, our Peterbald, and whenever he wanders out of sight, Tigra will circle the entire house meowing anxiously until her friend reappears. Otherwise she is moderately ''talkative''. She has a low-maintenance coat that almost never sheds. With strangers she is rather shy at first, but once they start stroking her she instantly starts purring.