History Of The Siamese
The legend is that when English Consul General, Owen Gould, went to pay his farewell call on the King of Siam, the monarch offered him anything in his place to take home with him. Mrs. Gould asked for a pair of Siamese cats, much to the king’s dismay, for these cats were only housed in temples and palaces of Siam. Anyway, in 1884 the Goulds brought a pair to England. Apparently ailurophiles, visiting friends in Britain brought some to the United States. These cats were seal points and of course traditional Siamese. Siamese seem to know they are descended from royalty. I think their mother’s tell them when they are kittens.
What a wonderful thing it is to come home to a Siamese kitten! Your home is never empty when you have one of these wonderful creatures in it. Siamese cats can carry on a conversation with you. They make a number of sounds and some of the sounds begin to sound very much like human words. The more you talk to your Siamese cat the more it understands your language. To that they add affectionate head-bonks (in Siamese cat language that means I love you). The Siamese kitten cheek and body rubbed against you means you are my special person. Add to this the Siamese kitten nose-touch and chirp and you know you are loved and special. Not only that you do not have to take your Siamese cat out for a walk. Scratching posts and a sunny perch by a window will provide your Siamese cat exercise. Add to those fun toys, such as a feather on a wand that you move around and your kitten has exercise and excitement. No wonder you are treated as a much loved, special person.
Your Siamese kitten will insist on being included in every activity. Your kitten will help you with house work. Your kitty will help you read the newspaper by lying in the center of the paper. Then you can forget about the boring old paper and pet the kitty. Dust mops are a wonderful activity for the kitten. Your house may not be cleaned, but the antics of the kitten will have you smiling.
The greeting at the door and welcoming comments are very different from the sharp meows telling you it is time to be fed. After all no sane mouse would dare enter your home. Pull out the cat food!
Siamese kittens are beautiful, especially the traditional or applehead Siamese. These traditional Siamese cats have strong full sized bones and apple shaped heads. Their eyes are not too close and they seem much healthier. Siamese kittens have color points. There is a darker coloration on the face, ears, tail, feet and legs (a pattern developed in Siam long ago).  ; The Siamese kittens and cats guarded temples and lived in palaces. They were royalty. Lovers of Siamese cats are forever grateful to the folks that brought them to England and then to America. Thank you. Siamese kittens know they are descended from royalty. I think their mothers tell them so when they are kittens. No wonder people who love them tend to treat them with the respect they deserve and sometimes demand.
YewCats believes there is one thing better than a Siamese kitten. What is that? It is two traditional Siamese kittens or a traditional Siamese kitten and a traditional Himalayan kitten. The secret of having all you furry friends living happily together lies greatly in the proper introductions. Literature and verbal instructions come with your kitten from YewCats on how to introduce your kitten to other animals in your family. Watching the interaction and play that result is great fun.
When a Siamese kitten owns you, you have a piece of wildlife in your home, but domesticated; so it is a joy. How else could you have a family member who brings nature into your life in such a fun way?
The Siamese Cat's Mind|
One only has to look at the beautiful face or into the blue eyes of a traditional Siamese cat to know there is intelligence in that little head. Most owners of these wonderful cats know that the Siamese cat is the easiest cat to talk to. Most owners carry on conversations with them. They will listen and comment sometimes loudly back. One wonders just how much they understand. If they had a human voice box they would no doubt tell us. Yet they do talk in ways that we humans get the meaning of what they are saying. It is such a funny thing to hear you kitty trying to eat and talk to you at the same time. Even Siamese kittens do this. Sometimes it seems that kitty is saying this is wonderful. "I want this often, and even though my mouth is full I must tell you all about it."
Rodney wrote to us about his Siamese kitten:
"I’ve finally came up with a name for the kitten that I got from you. Her name is "Kona", which means "woman" in Hawaiian. She is past her "getting used to me stage" and her personality is really starting to show. My whole family loves her and she brings nothing but good vibes to whoever she's around. Kona doesn't have a single problem with people at all, just pet her and she'll fall asleep on your lap, chest, leg, wherever she can get comfy. Like you said, she's very vocal; she always talks to me all day and demands my full attention. Thanks again for bringing Kona into our lives."
Brenda wrote to us about her Siamese kitten:
"He has turned out to be the most wonderful ball of fire you could ever want. He leaps, springs, cavorts and tears through the house as if his tail were on fire. Call him to you though and he's quite content to plop down in your lap and nuzzle away for as long as you'll let him stay. We tried to name him something regal to fit his Siamese stature. Names such as Jasper and Sampson were tried, but he didn't respond to any of them. Then our 5 year old daughter called him ’Blooper’ one day and he came running to her. Amazing that a cat would choose such an odd name, but he liked it and always comes when we call him."
Marcia and Ed wrote:
"We have named her Ms. Gracie and we already love her. She is fitting right in here and acts like she has lived here forever. This little one is confident, fearless and precocious! She really hates being put into a room by herself. Our older cat, ShuShu hissed the first day and growled a couple times but they are doing great now. We just remind her not to get too aggressive but Gracie just goes right back and jumps at her or rolls over and puts her paws up. When ShuShu walks away, Gracie runs right after her! This is going to be quite interesting watching these two. ShuShu liked to hide but not Ms Gracie – oh no, she is right out there in the thick of everything! She eats like crazy! And heads right to ShuShu’s dish when ShuShu goes to hers."
Marcia and Ed
"I wanted to let you know how Latte is doing. She is such a little clown, and so smart!. She is just adorable and our family is loving her. Even the older cat is used to her now. Thank you for hand raising such a loving kitten. We'll send pictures soon."
"My name is Magdalena and I live in San Diego. A year ago my husband and I got our Chatty (male seal point) from you. We are very happy with him, we love his personality and he became very quickly a part of our family. I think Chatty’s favorite person is my husband but he likes to spend time with every single person that walks into this house. Chatty greets us at the door when we come home from work and keeps us company during the day. Play time is a must in the evening or he’ll bring his toys to our bed in the middle of the night so that we play with him."
Traditional Siamese cats are wonderful. They are both affectionate and independent. They follow you around, cuddle to your side while you sleep,
and even will ride on your shoulder while you work. If you have even one Siamese in your home, you are never alone. These are not dull cats. They can hold real conversations with their owner.
They have such a wide range of tones and ways of expressing themselves, so that even we stupid humans can understand what they are telling us. YewCats Siamese have deep blue eyes. They look into your eyes
with these beautiful blue eyes and well it is easy for them to train us. It is a magnificent experience to be owned by one or more of these wonderful creatures.
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