Disney was obviously suspicious of the behavior of Siamese cats! The mischievous, mean Siamese twins from Lady and the Tramp aren’t the most likable characters.
And remember the elusive Siamese cat warrior enemy in TS Eliot’s Old Possum Book of Practical Cats?
However, don’t let that put you off. These cartoons say more about the political concerns of their time than they do about our smart little near-perfect Siamese cats.
So what is the behavior of the Siamese cat and how does it differ from other cats?
Siamese are a very old breed and over time people have realized that their differences don’t stop at their unusual markings and blue eyes. Physically, the Siamese is slimmer, more elongated, with a narrower face and longer legs than most house cats.
When it comes to behavior, the Siamese is a complete cat. A Siamese can be very very good and yes, quite mischievous (I won’t say wrong, I love these cats).
Siamese cats can be very intelligent and persistent and will do whatever it takes to try to dominate and get their way. They will go to great lengths to rule it too, so be careful. A spoiled Siamese is not always good company.
Unlike most cats, they can be quite clumsy, although many will argue that this is done on purpose to get attention. It certainly works. This mischievous behavior is worse at mealtime, or at least when his Siamese things are at mealtime.
As you can see, the Siamese is not a shrinking violet and may not be the perfect cat for everyone. On the other hand, their mischievous demeanor is balanced by a very loving nature and most of them just want to hug the special someone they choose. To counteract the mischief there is the “sense of humor” of the Siamese; That’s right, they can easily make you laugh with their antics, deductive skills, effort to anticipate you, and extreme and unbelievable jealousy.
Once you have had one, you simply cannot imagine a home without a Siamese in residence.