by Lisa James
(Green Cove Springs, FL)
Talky with her foster baby
First of all, I wanted to make a few corrections. A Siamese is a Siamese, & if you go back & LOOK at the CFA yearbooks from 30 years ago or more, the type was ALWAYS this way, & the pointed gene is present in the domestic population, so what people are calling Thais, aren't really Siamese at all. They are pointed domestics who have developed pedigrees. Yes, they "may" have some "real" Siamese back in the pedigrees, but they could also have pointed Russians, or pointed Korats back in there. Korats & Russians don't allow or recognize their pointed kittens.
We breed these cats on a small basis, & they are absolutely WONDERFUL cats. They are elegant, playful, & snuggly with very few health issues other than liver & kidney issues, & those are rare, & found more in the Oriental LH than the SH.
Instead of just using Helmi, why not ask permission to use one of CFA's best photographers? Chanan? He takes AMAZING photos!