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A Fascinating Breed
Siamese have fascinated folks around the world since they were first officially exported from Thailand (then known as Siam) in the late 1800s.
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Their sleek lines, striking color contrast, finely chiseled aristocratic heads, deep blue almond eyes, and short silky coats make them living art.
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Intelligent and Inquisitive
Combine this beauty with acute intelligence, an inquisitive personality, and a loving nature, and you have the essence of the Siamese cat.
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Seal Point Coloration
Seal points, still the best-known variety, were the first to arrive. With their seal brown, almost black, extremities and their pale fawn bodies, they were sensational.
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A Study in Length
The Siamese is a study in length. From the start, the breed standard has called for a long, wedge-shaped head and elongated body lines.
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Muscular and Graceful
The muscular, tubular body is supported by long legs and graced by a long neck and tail. The short, close-lying coat accentuates the long lines perfectly.
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Deep Blue Eyes
The outstanding feature of the breed is their deep-blue almond eyes (an eye's width apart) which are set at a slant. If you have been able to resist all the other attributes of this breed, the eyes will captivate you: they radiate intelligence and emotion.
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This ancient breed, perhaps the oldest of all our cats, is able to communicate like no other -- the Siamese voice is legendary. They speak both with their voice and with their body.
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Siamese are the quintessential "people" cat, for they love to be in your lap, on your bed, at your table -- and in your heart!
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