My Chocolate Tortie Point Siamese, Yoshi Princess, and Her 'Brothers'
by Nena Aguilar
(Gaylord, MI, USA)
Yoshi Princess - Miss 'Tude
I have a chocolate tortie point Siamese cat. I adopted Yoshi Princess on December 26th 2010 from a lady not too far from me. I really lucked out with her because I'm sure a cat of this or any Siamese breed would cost over $300 ... she was free!
Nothing wrong with her at all, but I'm not sure the lady really knew what she had.
Yoshi is very sweet but definitely has that Siamese attitude, and I'm sure sharing the house with five male cats doesn't help!
One of her pictures is when she was little cuddling with brother Remmy. Another is her enjoying a pretty fall day with my husband and I.
She is my very special and beautiful little girl. :)
We adopted Remmington Steele (Remmy) from a friend of a friend who found him at eight weeks old wandering around in front of a Dollar Tree in town - apparently starving as the poor little thing had his head stuck in a yogurt cup :(
He was very skittish for about two weeks, constantly hiding under the bed, but he finally came out of his shell and gets along really well with the others.
Remmy - bug in a rug
Very unusual markings as I've never seen a cat with stripes AND spots, maybe a mackerel tabby? I thought maybe he was Ocicat as he has the right markings and green eyes, but was told by a breeder that he was not. (Note from Caroline: Remmy looks like the Spotted variety of Mackerel Tabby - a pattern that is seen on the Ocicat - he does look very like one!)
Still, very pretty and lovely silver "steele" coloring! He loves chasing us through the house and jumping on top of the cat towers to swat at us as we walk by, such a clown!
Also any time the other cats need a bath, especially Yoshi Princess, they go see Remmy and he cleans them up!
Moose and Remmy - best buddies
Moose is our big boy. We adopted him at eight weeks old along with his kennel mate, Smudge, who was probably twelve weeks at the time. They were both so cute and we could not leave either of them at the shelter.
Moose is such a big teddy bear, very laid back, but definitely wants to be the alpha male. He outweighs all the others and cries if he can see the bottom of his dish!
His meow cracks me up, it's more of a hoarse crackled cry.
I think there must be a connection with that kind of meow and the orange and white cats, as my friend has one and so does my sister-in-law, and all three meow like that. Very funny!
Moose and Halloween Pumpkin - lookalikes!
Smudge … well, the markings on his mouth speak for his name!
Smudge was adopted with Moose from a local shelter and is a few weeks older; very sweet, slightly skittish boy. They are both two years old now.
When he is content and wants attention he sticks his legs out in mid air and it looks like he's dog-paddling! He also drags himself across the floor towards you instead of getting up to walk, its very funny!
Unfortunately he doesn't have a strong personality so he gets picked on a lot by the other cats ... even the little one, Manos :(
But he makes up for it in sweetness!
Smudge - chillin' on a fall day
Manos is our littlest and newest to the family. We named him Manos, Spanish for "hands", because he has these huge paws and they are adorable! We also call him Manny.
My stepson was over at a friend's house one night and his friend's girlfriend had brought home this kitten from a trip downstate expecting it to be OK for her to keep.
Well, that didn't happen. The house she lived in had several large dogs and the mother told her NO!
She made the kitten sleep outside in their jeep that night and my stepson didn't want to see anything bad happen to him, so he brought him home and told me about it the next morning, knowing I'm a sucker for a cute cuddly kitten!
Manos - first day home
I had been wanting a marbled pattern kitty for so long or a Bengal, and this is exactly what Manos looked like and I couldn't say no to him.
He was pretty growly and defensive for about six days, then all of a sudden took a 360 degree turn for the better.
He's so cuddly, sweet, and funny and just beautiful. I'm very thankful to have him as a part of the crew!
Manos - cuddles with Moose
Reply from Caroline (Admin):
What a beautiful household! Nena, thank you for sharing all the cats' stories with us; it's good to hear of so many cats (especially where there's a Siamese involved) all getting along so well.
Yoshi Princess is very lucky to have so many gorgeous 'brothers'!
For more about the Tortie Siamese and other colors see: