Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posted May 18, 2016
The first cat I had ever gotten was a long haired Siamese cat named Simba, who is currently living with my grandparents. I was only 4 years old when I was first introduced to him. A friend of my parents had an adult Siamese cat who had given birth to several kittens. He offered us one of the kittens, seeing as my parents had wanted to get a cat for some time but had to wait until I was no longer a baby for safety reasons. As I grew up, I realized that Simba didn't like to be touched and still doesn't to this day. He tends to hiss and claw at people whenever they try to intrude his personal bubble, including my own family. For this reason, we had to get his claws removed as it was becoming a serious issue. We had to pass him on to my grandparents a few years after getting him, because he wasn't getting along with our dogs and it was becoming too much of a problem to have him live with us. Despite his flaws, Simba is a very calm and reserved cat. He also has a very attractive coat. He only meows when he really needs something such as food or water and doesn't need much grooming since he grooms himself. Overall, I would not recommend Siamese cats to large families with young children, but if you are looking for a low maintenance pet who is beautiful and not needy or demanding, a Siamese cat would be the way to go.