Don't tell, but,- I'M training- MOM!
|Purred: Sun Feb 15, '09 8:37pm PST |
|Since he was a teenager, I've known Tag had Siamese in him because he is so lanky & has a dark greyish mask and stockings hidden beneath his orange & white exterior.
He also has the "yowwwwwellllll" down pat, sometimes crosses his eyes & almost never unsheathes his claws even when play turns spastic. I thought his love of water was perhaps Siamese, & what I’ve read here on the Siamese forum confirmed it for me. I have always been floored by the ease of his training …that is, he’s training me how to train cats. I’m finding out more and more that what I used to think was exclusively Tag’s personality is actually shared by the entire Siamese breed (well, most, anyway, including many mixes).
What about these personality traits (or quirks, depending on viewpoints)-
-He gives short, almost "under his breath" sort of protests ("raow's" or hisses) as he does what I ask, but wants me to know he'd have done things differently!
-He won't let anyone but me touch him past the halfway point down his back.
-For that matter, tho polite to others, sometimes even warm ...for a few seconds, his interest & loyalty is pretty much exclusive to me.
-He welcomes a chance to go for a ride with me in the car.
-He has faced, NEVER run from any dog, even those who’ve challenged him …no matter their size!
Can anyone confirm or deny these characteristics as typically Siamese?
Would any of you like to share any other interesting behaviors your cat displays?