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Mia

Siamese

Overall satisfaction

2.75/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)

Gender: Female

Appearance

2/5

Intelligence

3/5

Friendly with owners

3/5

Good with dogs

N/A

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

2/5

Playfulness

4/5

Healthiness

3/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Need for attention

3/5

Little bit whingy and slow to warm up

By

United Kingdom

Posted Aug 27, 2014

I ended up with a Siamese after her owner had passed away. She was already a relatively old cat when she came to live with me, which I think may have been why she never really seemed to settle or was particularly affectionate with me.

I think Siamese cats are fairly ugly to be honest, even when they're not rakishly thin as they tend to be. I'm not sure they've got the best temperament to make up for it either. Mia could be very friendly when she wanted something but it was very clear that the relationship was always on her terms and could be downright unpleasant when it was time for something essential like the odd bath or vet visit.

Their short hair is a bit of a blessing, particularly if you're sick of inhaling cat hair, and they tend to keep themselves relatively clean. I guess I just found it a little hard to really bond with a cat that seemed to treat me with outright contempt, could be so fussy about food and made it quite clear she loved my house by peeing all over the rug several times.

Maybe they're a good cat to raise from a kitten but they do seem to be quite difficult to re-home. I did enjoy how lively Mia was and they can be very adventurous, which may be something to consider if you don't have the most cat-safety friendly home either. Of course, they are also the kind of cat to get stuck somewhere adventuring and maowl pathetically for rescue rather than getting themselves down!

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