Spock, teaching Ann that she really shouldn't leave her clothes
lying around on the bed when a Siamese cat is in residence.
SPOCK AND DRACS
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It's quite common for a Siamese cat to be cross eyed, as Dracs demonstrates.
Siamese cats are often "Talkers".
The Siamese bonding instinct is very strong in Spock.
Siamese Cats Spock and Dracs run
their own very light hearted website, Catsup, from their office in
Ann's house. For over 10 years, they have entertained their online
visitors with their unique brand of feline logic, and helped to publicise
and raise over £4,000 for PDSA, the UK's largest veterinary
charity, through the Internet.
The Boys in their office,
Dracs is on the left, Spock on the right.
workers (as you can see), The Boys many talents include writing their
own books and manipulating Ann, the human with
whom they live. Ann's still recovering from the impact of sharing her
house with 2 full blooded Siamese cats! The books are available to buy
through our secure server here .
in the process of giving the website a new look, but with over 90 pages
it's impossible to do it all in one go. Until it's finished, you'll
find a variety of styles!
A Siamese infinitely prefers a nest in the duvet to his own bed!
Siamese can be very bossy, especially when supervising
Some Characteristics of Siamese Cats
Many years ago I bought Doreen Tovey's book
"Cats in the Belfry", about her 2 Siamese cats.
I lent it out numerous times and a pattern began to emerge.
Everyone enjoyed it, but cat owners who'd never experienced
life with a Siamese would always comment that it was rather
far fetched. Siamese owners on the other hand simply said
how true to life it was. This leads me neatly to the point
that Siamese cats have all the same characteristics of other
cats, but to extremes! Nothing about a Siamese is understated
and they can come as something of a shock to new owners who've
never encountered the breed before.
Spock demonstrating the Siamese warcry.
Most Siamese are not only very opinionated, but have no
inhibitions at all about letting you know exactly what they
think. Spock has a tremendous vocabulary, only a fraction
of which I understand. This does not stop him from lecturing
me at length. With a Siamese cat, no detail is too small
to be left out and several need to be repeated numerous
times! Be prepared for some long conversations where the
only contribution you are able to make is, "But............."
Siamese have voices several decibels louder than other
cats. On one occasion, when I was having a telephone conversation
and Spock was exercising his considerable lungs to their
fullest extent, I felt obliged to explain that the background
noise, which the caller could hear loudly and very clearly,
was a Siamese cat. When I also mentioned that he was upstairs
in my bedroom behind a door that was semi shut and I was
sitting downstairs at my dining table there was an awed
silence at the other end of the phone.
A Siamese warcry has to be heard to be believed. Unfortunately,
thanks to Spock, it's all too familiar to me. I understand
that the volume reached by a female Siamese in heat also
has the capacity to take the breath away, but I have no
first hand experience of this.
Siamese cat owners quickly learn never to leave any food
unattended at any time, regardless of what it is. The fact
that you may even be in the room watching them at the time
is no deterrent. Over the years I have found a sausage with
one Siamese sized bite taken out of it hidden behind an
open door and cup cakes which had been left on the coffee
table overnight with the surface taken off the top of each.
I have also seen a Siamese saunter past a workman sitting
on my stairs eating fish and chips and in one fluid movement
swipe the fish off the paper to the astonishment of the
"diner". (Fortunately, he saw the funny side of
Never underestimate a Siamese thief. On one occasion, I
left 2 very full bags of groceries in the hall whilst I
put the car in the garage 50 yards away. Dracs was nowhere
to be seen. By the time I got back, no more than a minute
later, Dracs had magically appeared, located a vacuum packed
package of bacon, had ripped through the outer bag and was
just about to rip open the package itself.
If your Siamese is allowed out, then you may have to make
your peace with the neighbours from time to time. Many years
ago, my mother was horrified to see our male Siamese walking
purposefully home with an entire chicken carcase, still
containing plenty of meat, hanging from his mouth.
It's not just food that a Siamese will steal. Anything
that takes their fancy is fair game. Spock took a liking
to a small stuffed bear that a friend brought me back from
Scotland. At the time, it lived on my mantelpiece. I lost
count of the number of times Spock removed it. On one occasion,
I found it carefully placed in amongst his other toys.
Any untoward sound coming from a room containing a Siamese
cat usually needs to be investigated. Shouting "What
are you up to" is pointless. It will usually just result
in the reply "Nothing".
Spock demonstrating the Siamese tendency to steal, even
in front of your very eyes.
Siamese cats are very intelligent and need a lot of attention,
The Siamese breed is noted for its intelligence and my
own experience is that they have very logical brains. Unfortunately,
Siamese logic and human logic don't always mesh seamlessly.
Everyone knows that the shortest distance between 2 points
is a straight line. A Siamese cat applies a similar principle
to every problem. Whatever is the quickest, simplest method
to achieve his ends is the one he will choose. That it may
not be the ideal solution for the humans around him is immaterial.
Many Siamese can also think more than one step ahead.
For a while, Spock noted that after I went to bed, I'd
read for a while before settling down. He decided that,
once I'd put my book down, since I was still awake and clearly
lying there with nothing at all to do, it was the perfectl
time to bring his favourite, extremely battered and Siamese
spit laden catnip mouse upstairs so that we could have a
game with it. Logical? Yes. Convenient? Definitely not!
A roof over their head and a regular supply of food is
important to a Siamese, just as it is to all cats. The humans
who provide the roof and the food are much more than just
"tin openers" to them however. They see themselves,
quite rightly, as integral and very important members of
the family in which they live and establish strong, mutually
rewarding relationships with their humans.
Spock tends to monitor proceedings, Dracs actively supervises.
before him, he can't bear to be left out of anything and
he's always quite sure that he knows better than me, how
everything should be done. When you plan a job, always allow
twice as long as you originally anticipated if you share
your home with a Siamese cat.
It would be easy, after reading this, to question why anyone in
their right mind would ever choose to live with a Siamese cat!
There is absolutely no doubt that living with one or more will
change your life
and not always in the way that you'd prefer. Those of us who share
our homes with Siamese wouldn't have them any other way.
and Shelley, who live next door to Spock and Dracs are sick of
being called "bushy tailed bimbos" by a pair of Siamese
cats, so they've decided to put it to the public vote. Click
here to see their photos, read
their comments and take their mini poll.
place where you can meet other cat lovers, swap anecdotes and
compare notes. Usually features lots of pictures of cats.
Make someone smile with one
of our free e cards.
you are in the world, you can buy the boys books and cards direct
from Catsup via a secure server. If Ann's in handicrafting mode
there are sometimes other items there too.
All profits go to PDSA.
really start to resemble their pets? Try our quiz and see if you
can tell the difference between Ann, Spock and Dracs!
Then try our puzzle pictures.