Romey is a cat that will instantly catch your eye. He is a Devonshire Rex, with a mix of curly fur and a naked neck and belly. It’s a look that some of his social media followers say he looks more like a poodle than a cat.
“I always had cats growing up and couldn’t imagine my life without one,” says Elisabeth, “so when my boyfriend and I moved in together, I knew I had to adopt.”
But, there was a problem. Her boyfriend was allergic to cats. Romey’s breed, though is hypoallergenic. Or supposedly is. Whether it’s true or not, it’s definitely one of the easier breeds to deal with in terms of allergies.
Despite rumors that Romey was very unfriendly, the cat took a fast liking to his new humans.
“Of course, the second we sat down to meet him,” Elisabeth says, “he waddled over and began to paw at me while purring — it was love at first sight!”
Romey also has a great sense of humor. He apparently ate his adoption paperwork “so that he couldn’t be returned.” Smart tactics.
Tricking for treats
In time, Elisabeth quickly discovered that Romey is one very clever and inquisitive cat. She says his nighttime shenanigans include “putting his paws in our mouths to test if our tongues stay wet while we sleep.”
Romey was also taught to stand and bag politely for dinner, and now he has turned the trick as a way to “manipulate us out of treats all day long.”
He’s got the look
There’s no denying that Romey’s appearance is very intriguing. As Elisabeth jokes, “I call him my nudie-neck.”
She adds that Romey has “curls for days,” but that his neck and belly are almost completely bereft of fur.
“I think the most commonly used description I’ve seen is a cross between a sheep and a turtle,” she adds, “but I’m pretty sure he’s an alien.”
Hop along now
If you go through Romey’s Instagram pictures, you’ll discover that also lives with a rabbit named Benny. Elisabeth says Elisabeth says that while the bunny loves Romey and likes to hop after him to initiate playing, “Romey isn’t having any of it.”
She adds, “They are fed treats together every day in hopes that one day they will become BFFs, but progress is slow. Baby steps!”
Taco Tongue Tuesday
When it comes to his social media life, Romey is all about celebrating his Taco Tongue Tuesdays. This is because he loves tacos! He also loves doughnuts, cake, ice cream, frosting, and cheetos. Needless to say, he eats like a champ!
“It’s said that cats don’t have the ability to taste sweet,” explains Elisabeth, “but Romey’s appetite for cake speaks to the contrary.
“Traditional tacos are great, but icing is a cat’s best friend!”
Needless to say Romey’s personality is as unique as his appearance is. Share with friends!