Stealing my cushion covers to make a bed
I'm a newly proud mummy to this gorgeous Siamese boy. He is called Baron by some and 'The Baron' by others, since he decided as soon as he moved in that this is his castle and we are all his minions.
I have to confess I know very little about Siamese breeding, so I don't really know what type he is other than he is obviously a modern boy due to his slender frame, his ridiculous ears and how he seems to almost walk around on tiptoes.
He is so poised and delicate ... until he tries to climb the curtains, anyway!
Baron's life is now one of happy contentment, as he has us (me, my partner and our 2-year-old moggy) to boss around and lord over, more toys than most human children get, and lots of laps to sit on.
But it didn't all start out so well for him.
We adopted him from an RSPCA sanctioned cat home. He was one of an unwanted litter due to some abnormal markings and, in particular, the fact that the boys both had very stripy tails and pale markings on their faces.
The vet who attended with us in choosing a kitten had already informed us that that they had some Siamese in the kitten pen, but advised us not to take any of them as there were suspected neurological problems.
When we arrived we were to see why this was so. Three perfectly white kittens (apart from their noses and tails) were walking around in tight little circles in the pen. It was so sad to see.
We opened up the gate and stepped inside, where I felt a hand pull at my hair from above. I looked up to the top of the cat climbing frame into the bluest pair of kitty eyes I have ever seen.
'Meow', he said conversationally, taking another bat at my hair, and I was won over.
It turns out that the rest of his family were indeed suffering from a neurological disorder and the vet refused to allow the cats' home to rehouse them, a terrible shame.
Baron on the other hand was given the all clear, and came home to live with us just before Christmas.
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