If you’ll recall, the Cornish Rex doesn’t have all the fur varieties that most cats have.
The Cornish Rex has no hair except for down. Most breeds of cat have three different types of hair in their coats: the outer fur or “guard hairs“, which is about 5 cm long in shorthairs and 10cm+ long in longhairs; a middle layer called the “awn hair“; and the down hair or undercoat, which is very fine and about 1 cm long. Cornish Rexes only have the undercoat.
It also says their body temperature runs super high and they tend to prefer hanging out in hot spots near furnaces and electronic equipment. Captain used to sit on my DVD player when I wasn’t home (which I found out when I tipped it over and shook kitty litter out of its inards) so I had to hide it. He also sits on vents and hangs out next to the flesh-burningly hot water pipes in the basement. Oh, and the sunshine love, of course. That’s where that comes from.
But mostly he prefers blanket snuggles. Oh but he doesn’t just sit ON the blankets like most kitties. Oh no, he digs until he find an opening, crawls underneath, and then spins and spins until the blanket it wrapped burrito tight around him. He did this so often last winter that every time Cristian came home from work, he’d have to check the couch blankets before he got home, partially so he wouldn’t sit on Captain but mostly to rescue him because he had wrapped himself so well he couldn’t get out. I would get text pictures at work of a pile of blankets and a subject line of, “Guess who!” (Of course I can’t find any of those pictures now!)
He doesn’t burrito wrap as much in the summer, but he still blanket snuggles and it’s so super cute, you guys, youdontevenKNOW. And I don’t want to disturb him but… you know when something is just so cute and so fuzzy and you can’t help but touch it? I’ve ruined many a cat nap by failing to resist the temptation.