Hi catforum folks
I am a lifelong cat lover, of both pedigreed and moggy cats and have had cats from many sources, breeders, shelters, rescue & found.
I'm especially a long-time Siamese fancier. (and also like the other breeds that come from the native breeds of Thailand )
Right now I have 2 neutered male cats, both pedigreed Siamese of the original more moderate kind with "foreign" body type, as opposed to the body type seen in the modern style "oriental type" of the modern style meezers, (which I also like.) Both of these boys are dual registered as "Thai" in TICA and have been shown to help promote the breed.
Sam is a 3 yr old blue point neuter who is vain, cocky and an absolute toy destroying monster. He is very vocal and "sings" all different sorts of melodies. Sammy is just a real character.
Chatri is a 1 year old lilac point neuter who I think may in some way always have a sort of kittenish cuteness about him. He likes to jump to my shoulder (sometimes giving me quite a surprise), and has a habit of jumping to a shelf and cocking his head over sideways at you in an appealing way... and sometimes he then keeps tilting it farther and farther until he falls over. (He is kind of a silly boy...and very sweet.)
A few months ago I had to have my ca. 15 year old seal point Siamese mix / pointed moggy Louis euthanized due to cancer.. I had adopted him from Siamese Rescue when he was about 2 yrs old, in 1999. He was an amazing cat, scary smart. supremely confident and a loyal friend. In the last 6 years of his life he had multiple health problems - diabetes, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease... and ended up hospitalized a few times but always had pulled through. Because of Louis I learned a lot about feline nutrition and about some of the health issues he had and we were mostly able to manage them. But when he got lymphoma, neither my love and care, nor the skill of his vets nor his own fierce will to live could save him this time. I'm still very much missing my Louis.