MILLICENT IS a purebred Devon Rex that came to shelter in Houghton several months ago when her owner passed away. She is 1.5 years young and a tiny little thing. She is the last of seven Devon Rexes that MEOW had the pleasure of helping.
Millicent is a sweet girl who has a huge personality. She is a talker and lets her feelings be known. She grumbles from time to time and sports a certain 'catitude' from time to time. Millicent will do best in a home without dogs or young children. She is a perfect lady about using the litterbox and will make an excellent housemate.
Since Devon Rex is a breed volunteers at MEOW don't see a lot of, we did some research and this is what we found: The Devon Rex breed is an intelligent, short-haired cat that emerged in England during the 1960's. They are known for their slender bodies, very soft, wavy coat and large ears. These cats are able to be taught tough tricks and even taught how to use the toilet.
Devons are often called "pixie cats" or "alien cats" because of their unique appearance. Their uncommonly large ears are set low on the sides of their wide heads, their eyes are large, and their noses are slightly upturned. Unlike most cats, Devon whiskers are very short and often curled to such an extent that it may appear is if they have no whiskers at all.
Their body type is distinctly lightly built. Their long, sturdy legs are well suited for long leaps, and their toes are unusually large. The typical Devon is active, mischievous, playful and very people-oriented. They have been described as a cross between a cat, a dog and a monkey (or more famously, "a monkey in a cat suit").
They are high jumpers and will try to occupy any space large enough to admit them. With that trait, they are often found in odd nooks and crannies of a closet, shelf or laundry basket. Devons prefer to be in high places and will go to great lengths to get to the highest spot in a room.
Most Devons also have one central person to whom they devote their love. Another common trait is their show of affection. They have a particular penchant for being close to the head or neck of their human companions and can often be found mounted upon ones shoulder or nestled into the cranny created by the neck and shoulder when one is prone.
Millicent is healthy, up-to-date on her vaccinations and has been spayed and micro-chipped. Please stop in and say hello. See www.meowcatrescue.org or call 425-822-6369.