Our Devon Rex Cats
My first amazing Devon was in 1998, she was very intelligent & quite the princess. She would play ‘fetch’ like a dog (up to 7 x in a row), ‘bark’ when someone came to the door. Once I had the flu staying in and she sat on my bed 24/7 & only left for the loo, for 2 full days until I got up.
The second Devon was a gorgeous black smoke male in 2000. Our first Devon was not impressed, I suppose it didn’t help that he was male and had a strong musky odour until we neutered him. He wasn’t as bright as her, a bit of a lovable doofus. I was always disappointed that she rejected him as he tried his best to fit in with her.
Both cats were allowed to choose when to go in and out. We moved home once in the UK. No probs. Keep them locked in for a couple of weeks. They didn’t go off killing birds but loved to leg it about 10ft up a tree.
We flew them from the UK to Singapore with no problems. Although, I was like a stressed out mother! I took them to the airport & checked them in on our flight.
They both enjoyed Singapore (plenty of geckos to chase) but unfortunately our second one, the male, went missing, presumed stolen after 2 years there. He was 5. We spent 1 month looking and advertising for him to no avail. Our first Devon, didn’t seem to miss him at all.
I became pregnant & so she got less attention, she seemed to deal with it ok. She was no prob with the baby & was kept at a distance which she understood.
We flew back to the UK to live & I used a full door to door service to transport her. She arrived in excellent condition and took to our new temporary accommodation immediately. She died of old age this year aged 14.
I hope this helps owners of Devons with 3 things: 1) they can have a wonderful life inside and out 2) they can be flown around the world and arrive in excellent condition 3)beware getting a second Devon with such a large age gap between them, it didn’t work well for us. (my cousin also had the same problem with her two)
As an aside, both of them kept very good health & I only ever had vaccination costs in order to keep them. We miss them both and hope to have two sibling Devon’s come to live with us in early 2010.