Traditional Siamese in Childhood
I still remember Silver, a traditional Siamese my parents got for us kids back in the 1960’s.
Sadly, they declawed him, but happily, they also neutered him. He was a Lilac Point, with the heavier (cuter, in my opinion) body type.
His name was Silver (
for his silvery points), and he was a little hellion… I SO loved him! I was 6 or 7 when they bought him.
Despite his de-clawing he would still catch birds, mice, chipmunks, and squirrels, and bring them into the house, often alive, which my mother simply HATED.
He also ate wool to excess. I remember one time, my father had an important dinner at our house for business, and Silver decided it was a good time to display my mother’s half-eaten girdle, dragging it down the stairs! Mom was mortified, of course, but luckily the “bosses” thought it was cute.
We’d often find little bites taken from the sleeves of our hand-knit wool sweaters, then find that same color of yarn in his cat box later!
He would allow us kids to dress him in doll-clothes and put him in our toy baby-carriage. He was a great cat! I still remember Silver with fondness. Wish I had a photo, but that was too long ago.