Image by photographer Glennis Siverson,

Oliver is a purebred Devon Rex. He was diagnosed with asthma when he was just 9 months old. Before his diagnosis, I didn’t know that cats could get the disease! I also have asthma, and the vet said that when Oliver has an attack, I can use my own inhaler on him….. which he hates.

Oliver is 11 years old, loves to cuddle, purrs very loudly, wags his tail when he’s happy, and likes to sleep often. He is the most affectionate cat I have ever known, and if he wants to be held, he’ll literally jump into your arms. He has been known to surprise total strangers visiting my home by flying through the air and landing on them. Pretty funny. He is very devoted to me and growls if his 2 sisters try to butt in on his cuddle time. When he is angry or excited, his skin gets flushed and he turns pink. His fur is a soft downy-like coat of curls – very soft and velvety, and Devons do not shed very much due to their unique fur.

Image captured in all natural light, underexposed by a 1/4 stop using a 17mm – 40mm zoom lens.


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  • andygibb
    andygibbabout 6 years ago

    how cute is he…great shot….and i now want one!!!

  • Devons are the most awesome cats. They are extremely affectionate and people oriented. Mine run to greet me when I get home, always want to cuddle, and Oliver plays tag. Seriously! I bought one for my Godchild, and her kitty plays fetch. It is hilarious.

    – Glennis Siverson

  • butchart
    butchartabout 6 years ago

    what a lovely capture… great work glennis…….b

  • andygibb
    andygibbabout 6 years ago

    aaahh thats class!!! x

  • Els Steutel
    Els Steutelabout 6 years ago

    gorgeous shot:)

  • hellokitty101
    hellokitty101about 6 years ago

    very cute

  • Tomatohead
    Tomatoheadalmost 6 years ago

    the picture of contentment..

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 6 years ago

    So adorable, so cute!!!!

  • mmargot
    mmargotalmost 6 years ago

    Oliver is a beauty…I have two friends with Rex’ and they are
    a hoot….It’s nice to know they really do sleep…
    Oh, and great shot!

  • Thank you so much. They are the best breed…. so loving and expressive. Not a “typical” cat!

    – Glennis Siverson

  • artbyakiko
    artbyakikoalmost 6 years ago

    He is so cute!!

  • Thank you so much. He’s a very sweet boy.

    – Glennis Siverson

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 3 years ago

    Awww…poor baby!!! How cool that you can use your inhaler!!! I’m sure that hard to do on a cat!!!

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