When we first adopted Wiggles, we noticed she had no whiskers. I've never met a Rex before, so I didn't think much of it. Maybe they didn't have any. Her fur is already thin and short, perhaps its just her breed, so I thought.
After a few months, especially after getting Connor with his gallant whiskers, we noticed Wiggles started to grow 'something' around her face. It looked like some strands of fur were getting a bit longer than the others....then they kept growing a bit more, differing in colour from the rest of her face. She started looking more like a teenage boy trying desperately to grow some facial hair. It then dawned on me that she may have lost her whiskers while at her previous place due to stress. We were told she had lived in a house with a dog, and she was quite disgruntled and defensive (sure signs of abuse), but I never imagined it would manifest itself in lack of whiskers.
As you can tell, via the progressive pics below, she has come a long way. Her stubby little whiskers are growing longer and longer, albeit wonky and still nowhere near her body width for them to be more useful, but she is trying.
The last three pics I took today, again, in the sun, belly full, content as can be. I couldn't decide on which to post because in each one she looks a bit goofier, especially with the gnarly whiskers.
Way to go Wiggy, keep those whiskers coming.