Welcome! ...and I LOVE to READ, so I love it when someone posts a lengthy post I can really sink my teeth into. Your kitty-stories were wonderful and your Chromeo (do you have horses? "chrome" is a term many horsemen use to indicate a lot of flashy white markings
) looks so much like our Toby(1995-2007) who was about 14-15 pounds at maturity and fit, not fat.
It almost seems to me that with Chromeo's angular face, he could have some Oriental/Siamese background in his genes. As to the big feet...well, there could be some other breed-genetic influences, or he could just be getting ready to grow into a very large kitty! Without papers, it is difficult to tell, but "out there" are all the genetics that make up our different cat breeds, they just mix, mingle and come together randomly with unsupervised breedings of feral and/or un-s/n'd cats.
My childhood cat (who was born in our garage and lived to be 21
) was a Meezer-Tabby-mix, however she wasn't long/lean like a Siamese...she was put together like a stocky tabby cat, but she had no stripes and was colored (pointed, though darker
) like a meezer, had the blue eyes and strident Siamese meow.
Toby was our first "talker" cat. He never really meowed, he sort of held conversations and spoke 'sentences'. This is what 'talking' with him was like:
Hey Toby, how are you today?
Meeeeaaaaoooow-er rrrrroooowwwwr eeeeeeeeaaaaaaarowrm?
Oh yeah? Tell me all about it.
Mirp mirp mirp mmmmmeeerrroooowwwweeeerrreeeeeaaaaaaammmmah-mirp!
Are you sure?
Mmmmmmmeeeeeeeaaaaaarrrrrroooooowwwwaaaaaeeeeerrrr r mah-hah-he-mah-meah.
He would just sort of string together sounds in like a long, drawn out meow/yawn sort of tone and would keep 'talking' with you as long as you talked to him. He would also make a noise that we called "trilling", which probably sounded like him making the above noises, but with his mouth closed? Anyway, I love the "talker" kitties, they are so much fun. Toby was the only one I've met who made such long 'words' though.
Enjoy your talker!
I was trying to find pics of Toby and I see I don't have many on my PhotoBucket account. Here he is with his sister and brother; Silver-Mouse, Toby and Mister.
Here he is in a group-shot. Toby is the large tabby/white in the middle: