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Saturday, June 1, 2013

"We are Siamese if you please..."

Leia at four months old.

Leia's apprentice (mom) here:

After finding my dream tuxie cat, Boxer, next came my dream Siamese cat...

Two different encounters with Siamese lead me to my next two cats.  Both when I was quite young.  First was Disney's Lady and the Tramp with the two Siamese cats and their famous song, "We are Siamese if you please."  I have no idea what it was about those two cats, but I just loved them.  Still do.  My real life experience was a neighbor who had two Siamese that I believe were related.  They were quite old when I met them, around twenty years old.  Their names were Ping and Pong and I thought that was the coolest name two Siamese cats could ever have.  It was the first time I ever met any pet, where the name fit the animals so well and I was in love with them.  I can still remember their darting slanted eyes and their slinking walk.  It didn't take much for me to be hooked.

My heart cat, Claw

When my first cat Claw died, I'd had suspicions all along she may have been at least part Siamese.  She had a lanky body, long corkscrew tail and large ears, but I was never really sure because she looked like a grey tabby.  I started doing some research after her death only to discover that there are certain Siamese that do not have the traditional Seal Point markings, like Princess Leia does, and can look like tabby cats.

Claw was my heart cat and nine days after she passed I found Princess Leia.  She was the first pedigreed animal I've ever had and that I ever paid for.  She is the only pet I traveled four hours round trip after finding a Siamese cattery on the internet, something I'd never done.  Among six Husky mix dogs she's the only one in the family who has blue eyes.  And when I brought her home, it was like Claw stepped into her body and I never grieved for her again.  It was like she is part of Leia and my dream was fulfilled.

My Princess

Once I discovered that Claw was at least Siamese or was one, through many tears, I felt like the universe was pushing me to find the Siamese I always wanted with the traditional Seal Point markings.  Like the forces of nature just beckoned me towards her so that there would not be that gaping hole in my heart.  Or the pain was going to be too much to for me to bear.  Whatever the reason I followed it and let it steer me in Leia's direction.  With the sense of Claw being part of Leia, I was whole again and the hole in my heart closed.  I had the best of both worlds, Claw and Leia, in the cat of my dreams and I am able to cherish them together.

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4 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

That is such as sweet post and we are pleased you got to have your desire come reality. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

sagechronicles said...

I have always loved Siamese too. They are so independent and full of personality!

Kitties Blue said...

What a sweet story about your kitties. I often see a past cat in a current cat through certain personality traits. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette. IF YOU TRIED TO COMMENT ON OUR POST "PAYBACK FOILDED" AND COULDN'T DUE TO THE CAPTCHA CODE, MOM HAS REMOVED THE CAPTCHA REQUIREMENT!

Molly The Wally said...

Just stopping by to say we can't leave a comment on 24 paws at all. We are reading and stopping by. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly