Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Waxhaw, North Carolina, United States
Posted Jul 31, 2018
I have always thought that Siamese cats were a step above the rest when it came to beauty, but I had heard that they have a reputation to be not-so-friendly pets. When a local shelter had this sweet half domestic/ half Siamese kitten for adoption I just couldn't resist. Violet was actually originally from a Siamese-mix breeder, but when she developed pneumonia at three weeks old the breeder dumped her at our local animal shelter. Thankfully she was nursed back to health and I was able to adopt her when she was just 12 weeks old. Fun fact: Siamese kittens are not often born with their coloring! When I adopted Violet she was as white as snow, except for that little black spot on her nose. Over the course of her first year, her coloring changed and now she truly looks half-Siamese. She is chatty and playful, and I believe that the domestic short-hair side of her also makes her a perfect house cat for people with kids. We can't imagine life without our little rescue!
One thing to note about Violet and other half-Siamese cats is that they likely will not grow to be as large as other domestic cats. At three years old now, Violet still only weighs about 8 pounds, and when people meet her for the first time they often mistake her as a kitten. If you're considering getting a Siamese-mix cat, get ready for a lot of play time and a lot of cuddles. Violet especially loves to "hunt" her toys, and each night when we turn out the lights, she can be heard downstairs for a good ten minutes pouncing and "chatting" to her prey (stuffed mice).