Have I ever told you about our kitty, Misha? Well, she's not really a kitty anymore; she's 5 years old, but we call her Misha kitty. Misha is a Devon Rex, a hypoallergenic cat that we bought from a breeder because I'm allergic to cats and dogs.
Devon Rex cats don't have guard hair, only down, and it's wavy. I personally think she's beautiful, but we have heard more than once, "That is a cat, right?" She plays fetch occasionally, she's super patient with the kids, and she's very loving.
I love my Misha, probably mostly because she's the only affectionate pet (no the parrots don't count) I've had that I could still breathe around. I love that feeling- you know the one where your lungs are expanding and contracting as they should and you're not gasping for breath? That feeling. I've grown to really enjoy it.