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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.

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Cat Behavior and Can They Be Taught?

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Chocolate Point Siamese cat on pedestal

Lily obeying the command to sit and stay.

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Normal Cat Behavior

 

    • Is your cat super smart?

    • Can you train your cat?

    • Or are they even trainable?

 

Cats Can Learn

 

But I wonder if they learn by motivation or manipulation.

 

Over the years, I’ve concluded they are in charge of their own destiny. If it pleases them to do little tricks and the rewards are significant enough today, they will play along with the scheme. Tomorrow could be an entirely different story. Never count on trying to impress friends with your intelligent performing cat. They might do a great job of humiliating your bragging. Continue reading

Picking The Right Cat

blue point and chocolate point Siamese

Morning R & R

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How to know which cat to adopt.

This can be easy or difficult.

Cats can have unique personalities. Some are in your face and purring. Others are aloof.

The question is, if you choose the wrong one… will it change? Perhaps. Some can be an actual challenge.

Nice if they were the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

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How to improve the odds for that perfect cat.

First, decide if you want a male or female. Reminder, an altered cat is happier and healthier. The earlier the altering, the better for you and your pet. Males will have less desire to wander and less aggression. Females won’t go into heat and be more content.

I’m an advocate for indoor only cats. Only exception are barn cats, they catch mice. Confined indoors their entire life isn’t an issue. In fact, they will most likely live longer. No interaction with other cats that may have fleas, diseases, and no cat fights. No worries of attacks by other wildlife or hit by a vehicle. Continue reading

Adopt or Buy a Cat?

 

Why not adopt a cat?

Chocolate and blue point Siamese cats

Hanging out together

 

Ah, the controversy. The argument is powerful for this scenario.

 

Too many unwanted pets waiting for a new home. I agree.

 

But…

 

I didn’t create the unwanted kittens.

 

And I can explain my stand on this topic.

 

Lots of unwanted children in foster homes and shelters. You want children, why not adopt or at least foster them? I 100% admire those that take on this challenge. Most will not. They want their own children. I prefer to choose my own cats to find the perfect match to bring harmony in the home.

 

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Cat Destroying Your Furniture?

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Siamese cat that loves to scratch on furniture

Lucy, too cute to be bad…

Furniture Being Destroyed by the Family Pet?

 

Cats love to scratch to mark territory, or maybe just for fun.

 

Have 2 cats and Lily uses the scratching post. Appropriate, wanted behavior. Lucy scratches on everything but the post.

 

Lucy loves to scratch on the tightly woven rugs. Not much of an issue. Questioning how much damage is done and is there sufficient reason to stop her? She wasn’t interested in the tight woven carpet on the scratching board.

 

The carpet she has chosen isn’t expensive. No evidence of the ritual of daily abusive attacks. Keeping her claws clipped helps. Continue reading

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