Friday, April 13, 2012

Wise Devon Rex Cat

This is a photograph taken at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic of, what I have referred to as, a wise Devon Rex cat. He is wise looking. That may be because he is dressed up and I am anthropomorphising this cat (see another intelligent looking cat).  I don't like dressing up cats as it is unnatural but in this instance it does seem to have given this cat an air of wisdom! I cleaned up the photo a bit from the original as there was a tungsten light color cast and the face was burnt out. There is still a slight underlying distortion to the color balance.

Devon Rex Cat at vets - Photo copyright: Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic

He is terribly cute isn't he? The hair is sparse and downy. This is typical of the Devon Rex. The breeding is a little bit extreme for me. I am referring to the very large ears and the high cheekbone appearance. Domestic and feral cats don't have ears this large. The eyes are very big too in relation to the head size, which is small. I think he is wearing a brown jumper to keep warm! I am not sure, but if it is cold outside he might feel it as his coat is not that protective. That as is an indication that the genetic mutation that produces the rex coat (curly and thin) is not one that would have developed and evolved under Darwin's theory of evolution as it does not aid survival.

As I said, he does look cute, though, and wise. This photo has been used with permission for teaching/educational purposes at this website. If you would like to use it please ask the clinic first and comply with their terms and conditions.

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