I love Siamese cats, but I will tell you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth with honest Siamese cat information!
Lets start with the ‘good’ facts about Siamese.
Siamese can be loyal, obsessively loyal. Siamese are smart, although there is the occasional exception (or maybe it’s just pretending) Siamese cats are often talkative; they seem to understand you even if they choose to be a little deaf at times. Siamese kittens and cats have character, no bland and boring snooze cat here. Siamese cats give and expect to receive. All the time.
A Siamese cat has an easy care coat so no long and expensive visits to the beauty parlor required. Others even appreciate having their nails done – a ‘caticure of sorts’. You can even buy nail covers in some fun designer colors, great for the indoor Siamese and to protect your furniture.
Siamese are beautiful and a pleasure to watch. Certainly better than watching TV. This cat knows it is special and is happy to bestow some of its’ special aura on a special person. Your Siamese will love to keep you company. And keep you company. And again. The Siamese kitten or cat loves heat more than most cats, preferably in your bed if they get half a chance.
Are you ready? The ‘bad’ Siamese Cat Facts
That Siamese loyalty may be more dog-like than a cat. Bad? If you are the kind of person who hates to be smothered, you might be better off with a less demonstrative bred. Siamese cats expect to help you write your great American novel (Chapter 1: kjf*&^%#^9ojn3o9iunf93). Don’t expect to hide in the bathroom for a bit of peace and quiet – it’s their favorite room, and anyway they refuse to be shut out. Period.
Siamese are clever. Don’t expect your bright Siamese to wait for you to come home before being naughty. They need to keep that brain amused and if you don’t leave them copious reading material or some good films about bird watching, your Siamese (even a Siamese kitten) will find amusement wherever they can. I have seen some amazing flower arrangements and indoor gardens created by a bored Siamese. Be prepared to spend time playing.
I have known many quiet Siamese, but when they are noisy, boy are they noisy! If you bring home a talkative version, meditation and mind over matter lessons might be in order.
When they are bad, they are very bad
The ‘ugly’ side of Siamese cats? Facts can be deceiving and no single Siamese is all bad – although some come close.
A jealous cat? Yes, so best not tease your Siamese or you’ll be at the receiving end of sulks for as long as your cat chooses to punish you. To speed the forgiveness process little hors d’oeuvres might eventually be accepted. And please, never fuss over another cat when your Siamese is within earshot. Long after you have forgotten all about it an ambush of historic proportions will be mounted on the surprised rival for your affections.
So as not to embarrass my ‘butter would not melt’ writing companion I will stop here but I would be remiss if I did not briefly mention dodgy litter habits, a certain sneakiness, and a tendency towards Attilla the Hun-type dominance.
Please don’t let these little details put you off. If this Siamese cat information hasn’t put you off, then you may be one of the suitable and special people for whom a Siamese is a welcome addition to the family. I certainly couldn’t be without one.