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Siamese at Three Years

Chocolate Point Siamese cat in the office.

Lily the Office Helper

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Siamese When They Are No Longer Kittens

Hard to believe Lucy turned 3 on September 17, 2023. Got her on January 17, 2021 at 4 months old. Tiny little kid. I had brought the big cat carrier to transfer her into for the ride home. She seemed so lost in the small carrier. It made sense to keep her in a cozy bed and closed in space. For the 3 hours to home she was snug in the carrier we had used to pack one cat in for a short trip to the vet. She was just a small handful. I had forgotten how small kittens were at 4 months of age. It had been 1997 since I picked up my last pint size kitten at 5 months.

When I got Lily in December of 2020, she was already 9 months old and almost full grown.

Blue point Siamese cat

Lucy on her third birthday

Lucy now fills the small cat carrier, even though she is still a small cat at about 7.5 lbs.

Age determines when a cat is considered mature. And size proves they are fully grown.

But Siamese are so funny and full of life it is hard to imagine at times they are considered mature. Lucy has settled into not being so panicky on food. She knows it is coming and patiently waits for it to be placed in front of her. The starving kitten syndrome has been drowned out by her age of wisdom and knowledge, knowing that those who wait will receive.

Besides she has found out that Lily is in my face making sure that all food passes her inspection. Glad I only have to deal with one checking on the progress of meals. But then again if there was no enthusiasm, maybe I might think they only need to be fed twice a day and not three, plus a little snack at night.

The little snack at night apparently is Lucy’s duty. She glares at us when it gets close to 7:30 PM and rarely misses the time schedule. She doesn’t play when the time is close. The moment we say, “Do you want a cat cookie?” She buzzes around like crazy and Lily nonchalantly arrives when it is ready. I think they have a plan and I’m the sucker who has fallen for it!

As they have matured I have learned that they are the ones in charge. My recent example is a visit to their vet. Lily, who rarely says much above a quiet meow became very verbal from the moment I placed her in the carrier. Only becoming silent the moment we were ushered into the exam room. Quietly they each sat in their perspective carriers.

Normal behavior for cats in the past, even them. Was once I got a hold of the round bed in the carrier, they would climb out of it remaining in the carrier sitting on the mat that remained inside. This time both remained in the beds refusing to get out. As hard as it was, I had to pull and pull to get the bed and cat out of the carrier at the same time. They must remember from last time that it wasn’t an experience they wanted to repeat. Being stubborn just might be successful. Of course they were wrong.

On the exam table inside their beds they waited. The assistant came in and took temperatures. Only when it was time to be weighed were they removed from the beds. Their ears were hot, feet were sweaty, and the Siamese oval eyes became very round. Not a peep out of them. They refused to budge. The vet allowed them to stay snuggled up and worked around the situation. She opened their mouths and I had a good look inside. They always acted like their mouths can’t be opened that wide and their lips couldn’t be raised. Now I know who is in charge and it isn’t me.They are well behaved at the vet’s, a delight for all that handle them.

Cat carriers, beds, and mats.

Cat cookies for our cats are one small nugget of Stella & Chewy’s. We break it up and put in a small bowl for each. Healthy and they love it.

P.S. How does your cat act at the vet’s?

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