Siamese - Cats of the World
The Suave Sophisticated Siamese Cat
You have to admit a Siamese Cat has class
It's all in that aristocratic elongation, the long, finely chiseled head, the absolutely straight profile, well aligned chin, long legs and sculpted body lines. And those blue almond eyes! Enough to send shivers down your neck all the way to your back paws.
As well as the beauty and the brains, Siamese cats are really popular because of their personality.
The Siamese cat is one of the most extroverted and social cats in the world.
A Royal Siamese History
Siamese cats appeared originally in Thailand, (formerly Siam), where they were held in great esteem.
The cats were Royal in every sense of the word, no one but the high-ranking members of the Thai Royal family were allowed to have them.
The real reason they were royal
When a member of the Royal family died, one of the Royal cats (it was said) mystically received that person's soul. From that moment on, the chosen cat was treated with even greater respect.
The cat was carried from the royal household and escorted to one of the temples. For the rest of its days, the cat ate the finest foods from gold plate and reclined on cushions made of the finest fabrics, enjoying a ceremonial life of great luxury, with monks and priests as servants.
A Siamese, the Ideal Companion
Siamese Cats and People
Perfect with People!
Siamese cats thrive on human interaction, they're intelligent, people-oriented cats and just plain enjoy human companionship. They're known to demand a conversation with their person at any old time.
Siamese Cats are perfect companions for people who are around the home a good deal. Not for the jet-setting socialite who rarely looks in the house.
You know the Siamese as mysterious, graceful and visually stunning, but a Siamese cat is more than a pretty face. He's warm, affectionate and demanding.
My mother was a Siamese.
You can see where I get my temperament from.
Why do some Siamese have Crossed Eyes? - And a kinky tail?
A basket of Siamese - Creamy kittens
The Siamese Folk Story
There's a strange story going around which supposedly explains why Siamese cats have crossed eyes and a strange kink in the tail. I haven't the faintest idea who started it.
Apparently two cats, Tien and Chula, were guarding Buddha's golden goblet in a temple. Now this is the first time that I've heard of Buddha having any treasure at all but who am I to question a folk story?
Tien sauntered off in boredom but Chula stayed, staring fixedly at the goblet (which involved crossing her eyes) and wrapping her long tail around the stem.
Tme passed, Chula gave birth to kittens and guess what? They all had a kinked tail and crossed eyes.
Just occasionally, even today, kittens are born with these features - thus are legends kept alive. I don't believe a word of it myself but it's a good story to tell to a Siamese kitten.
Siamese Cats were called “Moon diamond” in Siam.
Strange Siamese fact
I'm told that some people train their Siamese cats to do things such as retrieving objects, somewhat like dogs do. I can well believe this as Siamese are highly intelligent.
I'm also told that the cats even enjoy it. I'm not sure if they do.
Siamese Cats and You
What do you think about Siamese Cats?
© 2009 Vladimir