This is the very first Cornish Rex kitty that our Teri ever had. Her name was Trident Rusey Beach of Furry Dance and it was she that began Teri's love affair with us Cornish Rex cats! She was born April 18, 1988 and she lived til she was 22 years old!
And this is Demelza, she was one of Rusey's daughters...she long ago crossed the Bridge, too, at the age of 19 and Teri will never forget her...
And this is Bo, Furry Dance Bossiney... He is the cat Teri calls her Heart Cat because she loved him so...We lost him in 2005, when he was 15 years old. But he lived a wonderful long life considering he had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Demelza was his sister.
And here's Trevarren, Bo and Demi's brother. He lived most of his life with a couple who smoked and he eventually developed nasal cancer, so Teri certainly knows that 2nd hand smoke is a serious threat to pets, even more so than humans because of their small size!
Teri named most of her Cornish Rex after places in Cornwall, where the Cornish Rex originated in 1950. A barn cat had a litter of five kittens, and one had wavy fur and that is how the breed began!
Back in the year 2000, before Teri and our CatDad got married, they traveled to England for the Furry Dance festival and we'd like to share some of those photos with you, in honor of the first Cornish Rex Frootbats!