Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Posted Jan 28, 2016
Kevin is a Devon Rex who I obtained as 5-month-old kitten from a breeder in a country town called Wagga Wagga. I had met one of his litter-mates as a patient and she was a lovely outgoing kitten; Kevin hadn’t sold and the breeder did not want him as a stud cat. He arrived via plane and as soon as he was home he was into mischief, terrorising my (then) oldest cat “Derek” (also a Devon Rex). Although both were affectionate to me it took a few years and a change in house before they became 'Yin Yang brothers’ and totally inseparable. Like most Devon Rex cats he got into a lot of trouble knocking over and smashing objects on a weekly basis, climbing curtains and being constant ‘cat help’.
Kevin has been a healthy cat as all three of my Rex’s have. They require no grooming and because of their playful nature they quickly become an active member of the household. Kevin who is now approaching 17yrs old is still the head of the household. He has mild osteoarthritis but with medication still runs up and down three flights of stairs and has my dog (almost 10x his body weight) totally under control. Whilst most of my pets are rescued animals the house wouldn’t be the same without a Devon Rex to liven things up.