Weird Or Strange Cat Behavior? No, They're Siamese Cats!

From time to time readers send in stories about their cats' behavior, which in the case of Siamese cats is usually strange, weird, clever, cute, funny, dog-like or downright abnormal!

Here are just a few ... our Siamese cats really know how to keep us on our toes, don't they?

I hope you enjoy these little gems, and as always, thanks to everyone who sent these particular stories in.





Tao Likes To Ride In The Car Like A Dog!

from Deanna in London, ON, Canada


Tao, my Chocolate Point, is fourteen years old and loves going for car rides.

Siamese cat riding in car

He likes to sit in the front seat and place his front paws on the dashboard, it appears as if he is navigating.

He knows not to go down where my feet are, and does not distract me.

He loves going through drive-thrus and getting attention.

We have also gone to the drive-in to catch some movies.



He's better than a dog because he does not slobber on my windows! :-)





Zena (Taught Us To Speak Siamese)

from Liz in the UK


When we first got little Zena (a tortie point) she hid in corners and cried really loudly all the time. After a while we coaxed her out, and she became dependent on us.

Zena has trained us to know what she is meowing for.

When she is hungry, she meows loudly, when she wants to go to bed she meows softly.

Best of all, when she is in a giddy mood she does a sort of bark, and this means she wants to be chased up the stairs and to play with her toys.

The funniest time was when my mother was sitting in the front room, and Zena ran out of nowhere up the wall and slid back down. My mum screamed, Zena started doing her barking noise and ran over my mum's shoulders!

She is so cute at night, she paws me until she is under the covers.

In the morning she wakes me up by biting my nose and then runs down the stairs under my feet demanding her cat food!

I love my Siamese cat, she is my baby.

Liz (owned by Zena)





Smarty Pants

Our Lilac Point Siamese, Skittles, is just under a year old and he's the cutest.

Siamese cat sticking tongue out


Very vocal and charming, his favorite thing is to sit on the floor and wait till we aren't paying attention.

He will then slowly creep up and smack you in the face and then run, it's like a little game to him.

It's so cute!





Snoopy (The Cat Burglar)

from Lindsey in Colorado


My Siamese cross Snoopy is a big snoop! He loves to investigate.

When he was just a kitten he figured out how to open the cabinet doors in the kitchen and in the linen closet. He does this by batting at them until he can get his paw behind the door to swing it open.

Eventually, I had to install child safety locks on all the floor level doors so he couldn't get into the cupboards. I really didn't want him crawling over my clean pots and pans!

Now he has figured out that he can get into the cupboard above the fridge and curl up in it to sleep.

I guess I'll need to put a lock on that one too!




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Aug 13, 2014
My beautiful Siamese
by: Cassandra and MiaMoo

I adopted my Siamese and she is a very VERY vocal li'l girl. We live in 5 acres and I can hear her coming a mile away. She's very finicky with everyone who ever comes around - she gets along with my tabby and small chi but no one else.

She trusts me most of all. Sleeps by my side every night, and when she doesn't come home I always know to look around the yard in high trees because she more than likely got chased and stuck up there by a dog, deer or bear.

May 21, 2014
Just discovering his many charms!
by: Soozy R

I saw an adorable cat in a cage at Petsmart that wasn't getting adopted week after week. I decided to adopt him, and named him "Blue" for his intense blue eyes. That was two months ago.

I just realized this week that he is a Flame Point Siamese. I have been astounded and amused by his antics, but now I realize this is characteristic of his breed. The second I open our frig, he runs and leaps into it to sit on the lower freezer door ledge. I squirt whipped cream into my coffee every morning, and could tell he wanted some so I squirted some on the ledge ... and now he expects it every time I open the frig!

His favorite trick is to surprise me when I walk around the house by pouncing and hugging my leg while I am walking, and he never uses his claws. He will never jump on my lap, but he will smother me with his presence the second I start cooking.

And yes, he has started yowling and "talking" in the middle of the night - we can't figure out why. He is adorable and I am so grateful I got him; I had just lost my beloved orange tabby "Ted" a few weeks earlier and wasn't ready to bring in another cat, but I guess it was meant to be!

May 08, 2014
Tristan
by: Catherine

My 2-year-old lilac point Tristan loves to fetch a paper ball - he will do that for hours. He loves to open cabinet doors as well.

Mar 13, 2014
Zoey Mimics Faces
by: chairbear

Zoey is a chocolate Siamese and ever since she was a kitten we would have staring contests and I would tilt my head to the side and stick my tongue out at her.

Zoey would then mimic me by turning her head from side to side very slowly and then poke her tongue out. She is almost a year now and she still does this with me.

Jan 18, 2014
Bailey is the best
by: Kitty Mitchell

My one-and-a-half-year-old Seal Point, Bailey, is just a riot to be around, and is also the best cuddler ever! He is an indoor cat, and follows me around everywhere, but it's not annoying, it's endearing. He just loves snuggling completely under the covers on my legs, or in the nook of my arm. He will sleep soundly all night like this.

He also will come up to me when I'm lying in bed and plop himself down on my chest, stretch his arms out, and nestle his head under my chin. It is heaven. Such a sweet creature. ;-)

He is also extremely playful and goofy, and loves wrestling with my husband and ten year old son. He is very social and always curious to meet new people that come over. He doesn't run and hide like most the cats I have had.

He does this stalking game with me only, where he will hide behind a plant or furniture, and when I walk by he pounces out, leaps off the ground (catching quite a bit of air!) and swats at me. It makes me laugh out loud every time! He will just follow me around and keep doing it, and it is hysterical.

I am so bonded to him, could not imagine life without him. I want to get another one, but I'm kind of selfish because I don't want him to direct his attention elsewhere! :-)

Nov 21, 2013
Jealous Lilac Siamese
by: DAWN

My lilac Siamese is a very jealous cat (although she doesn't want affection from me). If I talk to someone on speakerphone, she suddenly becomes so affectionate when she is not otherwise, and eventually bites me (not hard). This has happened over and over.

Also, sometimes if I am having a one on one conversation with someone in person, she will slap me like she's saying she does not like that I am giving the other person attention. This is our first Siamese cat and I've come to discover they are very different animals.

Jul 07, 2013
Grumpy Nosy Blue Siamese
by: Jacob

I have a blue Siamese cat named Curious because he is super nosy, whenever someone is visiting he is on high alert and sniffing the shoes of the visitor, it is the cutest thing!

He is also the most grumpy cat you have ever seen, he does not get along with the dog or any other animal - if you disturb him while he is napping he will just be a grump and if you try to touch him he will make a grumpy sound.

He is also very possessive of my dad's lap. Whenever my dad sits on the couch Curious must claim it and he sleeps there for as long as dad is sitting there.

Jun 29, 2013
My cat
by: Anonymous

My cat was sold to me as a Ragdoll/Siamese for $250.00 She is so wonderful, however she likes to bite and I am a severe diabetic. Any suggestions?
I would be forever grateful. DonnaE

May 29, 2013
Koraline the Lilac Siamese
by: Jennifer in Cali

My name is Jennifer and we got our angel about a year ago now. She is a Lilac Siamese and is the most amazing animal anyone could ask for!

When she was little she would run up to my face, put her paw on my cheeks and run. We would play peekaboo, found you! I would hide under the covers, pop out and there she would be, in my face! LOL!

Our baby girl plays fetch, she loves to fetch her little mice and bring them back to me and she freaks out when I do this!

She always greets me at the door the moment I come into the house. She is the only cat I have ever had that cuddles with me all the time. She also makes this adorable dolphin sound whenever I play with her laser.

When I am using the restroom, she will hop onto my lap and just sit there, or she will run up to me bright and early in the morning, put a paw on my face and put her nose to my nose and run away.

At night once all the lights go off, "Koraline its time for bed" she runs up on the bed and gets under the covers and goes to sleep, not always of course but it's still adorable! She is extremely lovable and talkative. :) We love our angel so much!

Kora Meeperts Buttersworth Tucker over and out!

Apr 19, 2013
Extremely clever
by: Norah

I got my seal point cat Frankie (cause he sure can sing, aka Sinatra) from some people who couldn't keep him. Can't understand that, he was two, I have trained him to sit and stay and play a game, I say "hide your face" and he shoves it under a pillow and waits for me to ruffle his head and then he pops up chases me.

I just love him even though he is so loud. He is eight years old now and I don't know what I would do without him.

Apr 09, 2013
Hotep my flame point baby boy
by: Kay

Hotep is four months old, he is purebred and was owner-surrendered to a local shelter which boggles my mind because I could never part with him. He's simply amazing, his personality is great, he can make the biggest cat hater fall madly in love and we're the best of friends.

I taught him how to kiss - he rolls up next to me at night and wraps his paws around my arms and he loves a good laser tag game. Oddly he sometimes acts more like a dog than a cat, he'll chew on my shoes if I leave them out and he growls when he wants my attention, he follows me absolutely everywhere.

I used to be scared I'd step on him, and he lays on the kitchen rugs when I'm cooking. He's a fireball of unending energy, so much so I have to get another cat. He's truly my baby and I'm so happy his owner gave him up because he belongs with me!

Feb 28, 2013
My life with the strangest of cats
by: Anonymous

My red point Siamese is without doubt the strangest of all my cats, and I have had many including other Siamese.

She is a rescue cat. I went to donate food at the local Humane Society, there was a very loud crying coming from a corner inside a cage was a small, I was sure it was Siamese, kitten.

She was standing up yowling, as soon as I took her out of the cage, she snuggled up with her head on my shoulder and wrapped her leg around my arm. I was a goner, she is a flame point, just beautiful.

I told them I wanted her but since she had to have shots and be spayed she didn't come right home with me. I put her back in her cage, she just laid down and never made another sound. They had a name of Cookie for her, no way, she is Fancy from the tip of her ears, one has a small dink in it, to the end of her gorgeous tail.

She is very much a inside cat, but we go out morning and evenings in our back fenced yard, she doesn't climb the tree, she doesn't know what they are, does enjoy watching birds and races me back inside if it is cold or windy.

She sleeps beside me during the day, follows me everywhere and hates if I talk on the phone, gets down right nasty.

I thought she would sleep beside me at night, but as soon as five p.m. rolls around she goes to the garage door to be locked in until morning. She has two potty boxes, and uses both for urinating but only sometimes for defecating, the floor in the garage is the usual spot for her Highness.

She must have been taken too soon from her Mama to be taught hygiene, I figure she is about three years old, talks all the time, loves people but is definitely my girl.

Playing chase with a string, or hiding in an unmade bed is about the busiest she gets, loves food, but is mad for bacon, any way she is mine and I am hers forever.

Feb 10, 2013
Stare stare, like a bear
by: Donna from Vancouver BC C A nonymous

My Siamese cat will often sit near my feet while I watch TV and will stare at me. He doesn't say a word but just sits still like an ornament. What is going on?

Feb 05, 2013
McDonalds French Fries
by: Alicia

Our meezer (affectionately named "Meezer") is 8 months old. He likes to chew/suck on things. When he was a baby, he would try and suckle my older, male tabby cat! Now it's blankets, toes, really whatever he can get his mouth on. He is also a supreme eater. I always save him a tiny bit of milk from the bottom of my cereal bowl, and he waits patiently until I'm finished. His favorite thing in the world is McDonalds french fries.

Meezer lives with two 80-pound greyhounds and thinks he's one of them. He comes down to get Greenies when the dogs are eating and cleans up all the dog food crumbs. He follows them around and incessantly tries to snuggle with them. Meezer plays games with the greyhounds too - they will pin him and mouth him, he tries to "pet" them.

The most curious thing about Meezer is that he is most attracted to people/animals who want nothing to do with him. My husband will pick him up by the scruff and set him off the bed, and Meezer returns the favor by laying across his face. Even though he is thoroughly annoyed most of the time, DH is definitely Meezer's person.

Feb 02, 2013
Odd Meezers
by: Katie C

Mykah is a blue point boy who is five and a half months, and Myscha II is chocolate point girl and two and a half months old. Got both of them at just over 5 weeks.

Neither of them talk, other than Myscha when she is hungry. Mykah has been neutered but is still very aggressive with everyone but my husband and me, biting, hissing and growling, though he sat with a friend the other day wanting his neck rubbed, but growling at her!

He will NOT purr for anyone other than my husband. If he is purring and I take him he stops and if he does "forget" and starts to purr when I pick him up, he abruptly stops. Myscha is a dainty little sweetheart and loves me, purring and cuddling.

Mykah will deign to sit with me if Myscha is there, but otherwise stays with my husband. He is very protective of Myscha and will lick her ears, head, body and they play and sleep very well together. They will share the same bowl of food and litter.

Mykah had a LOT of time with me when we first got him as we were traveling for two months and he loves the car and the caravan (trailer), but was always biting me. We had toys for him, and didn't play with our hands with him.

Why is he so odd? Will they both start talking soon? Myscha I was a talker, if you asked her when she wanted to be fed she would answer Neeeooowww!

Thank you

Dec 24, 2012
Maryjane doesn't know it's her tail
by: kayla s

I have an eight-month-old Siamese girl. She waits for me to wake up every morning, loves to sleep under the covers. She is very quiet besides a blurpppp sound she makes, usually when jumping down or playing.

She will follow me everywhere until I feed her. With me in the bathroom, and seeing her paws move under the door, when I open the door she waits with a meow and I say "what?", then she speaks again. She knows how to play fetch and loves a laser toy.

Funniest thing she will do is chase her tail in circles, or balance her body over the top of a folding chair and look down and play with her tail. Most amazing motorboat purring fluff ball ever.

Nov 27, 2012
Multifaceted Seal point
by: Jeffrey Payne

My two-year-old Siamese Seal point, Sing-Sing, has an odd way of communicating. Unlike most Siamese, who are vocal, he prefers to tap my face, shoulders, or legs.

A tap on the chin with his paw means he wants attention. A tap on the back or shoulder is a request for food (the food is behind me) and a tap on the leg is a request to re-position myself so he can use my calves as a pillow.

On cold nights, he sleeps under the blankets like a dog. He stays in bed with me for the entire night, every night.

He even understands language. "Are you hungry?" is a sure way to get this unusually quiet Siamese to speak up. "Do you want to go upstairs?" and he will go to the door, and stretch his paws up, as if tying to open it. He opens cabinets and any door that can be jiggled.

He loves shiny things. He steals anything gold or silver, a ring or necklace or bracelet, and carries it off to a hiding place like a raccoon. He has an odd habit of stealing plastic bags and using them to cover his unfinished food, or even draped over his litter box if he doesn't feel his litter is fresh enough.

He was the runt of the litter, yet grew up to be 11 1/2 pounds!

He climbs a network of vents in our basement apartment to reach the narrow basement window to sun himself. This boy is so clever he is always getting himself in trouble.

I once found him on my bed, in a pickle because half a doughnut was jarred in his mouth, and he couldn't open it or close it! A shredded doughnut bag was all that remained on the coffee table!

Nov 15, 2012
Alvin - Best mate and guard "dog"
by: Koda

I have had my Siamese cross for about 18 months now. I rescued him at four weeks and hand-raised him. As a kitten he used to travel in my pocket (he was SO tiny!) as he has gotten bigger he learned to balance on my shoulder and now he will wrap around my neck while I walk around doing things...

One unusual aspect of him is if I am home alone we have a curtain over my front door (glass slider) he lays stretched out right above where it opens and if anyone (family friend or other) walks through you get slapped in the face and if he doesn't know you he adds claws!

I love my Siamese he chirps to me all the time and different pitches and lengths tell me "food", "bed" or "out".

Nov 07, 2012
Belly Belly my Siamese buddy
by: Linda UK

Well, his real name is Franky but if we say "belly belly belly" he rolls over for belly rubs.

We had him from a kitten, he is a Siamese cross, he looks exactly like a Siamese but is black with green eyes. He was born on his Mom's owner's lap, he is the most friendly cat ever but he loves me the most, he sleeps in my bed with his head on the pillow.

One of his funny tricks is to get on the swivel chair and demand to be spun round and round, he loves that, he also fetches various toys and drops them on us so we can play fetch games. He is amazingly clever and opens doors, drawers, all sorts.

He is currently teaching us how to speak Siamese cat language. We are making clumsy human progress, if we get it wrong we get a pat on the mouth. When I am on the phone he "sings" loudly whilst balancing on the back of a chair.

What we love most is his sleeping position. This is on his back stretched out longways, back legs sprawled open, back twisted halfway so his back and front face different ways and his head will be to one side with his tongue hanging out, what a dope ...

Jul 28, 2012
My Lilac Lynx, Binx
by: Patti

My cat Binx makes me laugh all day long. He's 15 now and from time to time he develops a new habit that involves my discomfort hahaha!

One of these occurred for the first time several years ago. About 5 a.m. one morning he climbed onto my pillow, wrapped himself around my head, pressing his head as tightly as he could against mine. It's as if he feels the need to hug me really tightly and purr me back to sleep. I love that he does this and my husband says now when Binx crawls onto my pillow, at all times of the night and especially in the morning, I automatically turn onto my back and move over to the edge of my pillow to make room for Binx. He says I do this in my sleep without waking.

Binx is also a cuddler and nibbler. He loves to sit on my left shoulder and nibble on my ear lobe (especially when I'm 'sitting' in the bathroom and he knows he has my undivided attention).

Lately he's started turning and lying on his back across my chest. Much like rocking a baby to sleep, I now rock my Binx to sleep this way.

When he wants to play he'll sneak up on our bare feet and lightly bite the arch of our feet. He loves to see our reaction and will continue doing this until we reach down and play with him.

He also loves to open and climb into drawers. He rearranges them for me, of course to suit himself.

He also found himself an 'Auntie' 2 years ago when a very nice lady moved in 2 doors down. He simply followed her home one day and let himself in behind her. Now he has to visit her at least a couple of times a day. She has 2 black cats, one will play with him but the other merely tolerates him.

Binx is a really cool cat and he knows it. Wherever I may be, he'll find me and sit or lay close by. Needless to say, when I visit my friend Maggie, he has to be there ... his two favorite ladies in one place suits him just fine!

Apr 18, 2012
My Owen
by: Liz in Vancouver B.C

My Tabby Point male is perfect for me. His name is Owen and he is nine now. Ive had him since he was a baby and we have a great bond.

He is quite the cuddler at night. He loves to sleep right up against your chest and wraps his arms around you with his nose pressed up against yours, lol. I can only take it for so long but it is really sweet.

He also sits for his treats and knocks at the door to come in. He literally knocks. It is hilarious! I love my kitty!!!

Apr 13, 2012
Silly Seal Point
by: TigersPrettyBunny

My husband and I have a silly little Seal point named Bella (Bellatrix actually). For some reason she LOVES to follow me into the bathroom and beg for chin rubs while I'm... "indisposed".

As soon as I sit down, if she's in visual range, she'll run across the room and abruptly halt in front of me with a "mrowwwwr?" as if to ask "pet me?"

She also loves patting (swiping without claws?) our feet. She'll sneak up, pat at our feet a couple times, then run off. I've started doing the same to her. I'll come up, pat at her a couple times then run off. She'll stalk me, pat back at me and run off. We do this across the house sometimes if it's a lazy day with nothing to do :3

Feb 20, 2012
Bashing the Oskar
by: Bronny

I used to have two Siamese - a seal male and a choc female. I missed having a Siamese so I got another male seal point, hence Oskar come into our lives.

Oskar is a sweetheart. He 'kisses' my right eyebrow, never the left, by gently nibbling on it. He demands to get under the covers with me. Oskar also like being 'bashed' (that's what my daughter and I call it anyway).

He sits on the couch next to me, presents his behind and meows, so I have to 'bash' him. I swear that he asks for it, the look on his face when we 'bash' him is incredible, as well as the vocals that accompany it, the silly cat absolutely loves being 'bashed'.

Love the Oskar!

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