06 May 2012

New Addition to the Family

Hey there

As some of you may be aware, for Christmas my husband got me a devon rex kitten who we named Dexter. Dexter has become a very much loved and important part of our family, with his amusing traits and food obsessed nature lol The personality of the devon rex kittens is beyond anything of any other breed so he gives us so much entertainment each day, but we felt bad for him being bored during the day when we were working. We do have another cat, but she is quite an old, anti-social siamese who does not like him one bit. So in passing I kind of suggested maybe a friend would be good for him. The last thing I expected was for my husband to be totally into the idea and keen to make it happen.

So yesterday we went and adopted another Devon Rex kitty from the same breeder. He happens to be the full brother to our Dexter. The new kitty is still unnamed and is an early birthday present for Simon who will be 31 later in May.

The funniest part is that we knew Dexter had grown up a bit over the past 6 months but since bringing home this incredibly tiny new kitten, it seems he has tripled in size over night haha Just goes to show how little you notice those changes day to day until there is something to compare it to. The new kitty is small enough to pick up in one hand. He is totally adorable just like his big brother.

And the good thing is, they seem to really like each other. Dex can be a little rough with him when they play, sometimes biting at him but the kitten rarely complains and it is usually only when Dexter is pinning him to the ground that he gets cranky. But otherwise they chase each other around and Dexter was even grooming him in the bed this morning. So cute!

The new kitten has very little hair so far although he is not a nude devon rex so his hair will thicken up like Dexters did. But being so fair, he looks like a naked little koala at the moment with his brown nose.

Our siamese is most unimpressed but at least once she adjusts and stops growling and hiding under the couch, she'll probably appreciate the fact that Dexter now leaves her alone with a playmate of his own.

Hope you are all having a good weekend. It is a long one here so I might actually get some scrapbooking done.

Holly x


Ali said...

Oh Holly, your new babe looks so cute with his big brown nose. Dexter looks very pleased with the new addition too. Can't wait to hear what you name him :)

Dale Tiernan said...

A lovely kitty story. Do the non-nude Rexes have any special care routines?

HarmonySweetpea said...

Hi Dale, nothing really special needed for the devons. Ours are indoor cats so no need to worry about sunburn but that would probably be the only exception for both the bald and hairy version because they may be a bit more prone to sunburn. Otherwise very easy kitties :)

Lizzyc said...

Ah, how lovely.. your new kitty looks lovely!