April 6 is celebrated as the National Siamese Cat Day throughout the USA. Everyone loves Siamese Cats, and April is marked as a month to celebrate their existence in our life.
DID YOU KNOW? – Siamese Cats are the oldest domestic felines.
Although known for their pleasing look and class, Siamese cats make a great pet. They are one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Asian cat that became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America in the 19th Century.
Few Facts about Siamese Cats
Siamese Cats originated in Thailand, then known as Siam. They were also described as being held in high esteem by royal families. It was believed that after death the soul of a family member enters the body of a Siamese.
There are depictions of Siamese cats in Thailand dating to the 14th and 18th centuries. They were favored as royal pets.
A Thai diplomat gave President Rutherford B. Hayes's wife Lucy a Siamese cat named Siam in the late 1870s. Since then, cats have started occupying the White House.
They had crossed eyes and kinked tails
Siamese cats originally had crossed eyes and kinked tails, though these traits were eventually bred out of the breed.
According to one legend, a group of Siamese cats was tasked with guarding a golden, royal goblet. Performing their duties, the cats stared at the goblet with such intensity that their eyes crossed. And because they wrapped their tails around the goblet for extra security, their tails became permanently bent.
15-pound fat cats
The average male Siamese weighs in between 11 and 15 pounds, and the average female weighs in between 8 and 12 pounds.
They're movie stars
They are movie stars too. Siamese cats have appeared in films including "The Incredible Journey" and "Lady and the Tramp"
Intelligent and Outgoing
Siamese cats are known to be very intelligent, talkative, and affectionate. The Siamese is not an aloof breed, but one that demands its owner attention and affection.