Acquired: Bred cat myself
Posted Jun 07, 2015
My first words were "Ki ki" I've had cats for my entire life, since I was 2 years old. The majority of them have been Siamese or Siamese mix breeds, since it is my mother's favorite breed of cat. Siamese are very vocal and so I've always been prepared for cats vocalizing. When a stray/feral Siamese cat had kittens under my back porch, I pulled them out and put them in a box - learning experience - the mother cat never came back for them after I touched them. Luckily, having grown up with cats I was able to bottle feed the kittens. Only two of the litter of four survived, and one was the cutest ball of fur, which I kept and named "Tribble" for the weird sound she would make when watching the birds through the window. Yes, Siamese/Balinese breeds are vocal!
She was what is now considered to be a "Balinese" cat; a long-haired Siamese breed. She was easy to care for, although needed brushing occasionally, with all that fur! She was active, and a great mouser. We lived in the country so she brought me mice almost every day. She got along OK with the dog, although she loved to tease him through the sliding glass window, and she was great with other cats - although she was the "queen" and everyone in the house (including me and my husband) knew it! If all "Balinese" cats are like Tribble, I would highly recommend them. If you like cats, I highly recommend any breed of cat! ;-)