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The Oldest Siamese Cat — 11 Comments

  1. I don’t know much about the Siamese or any of the Oriental breeds, but I do think your observation about skull size is very interesting.

    As just a casual observer, these breeds do seem to have become leaner, narrower & live shorter lives than they used to.

    I always think the fuller head shape is more pleasing to the human eye & heart. Is that rounded shape what is called “Apple Headed”? I can’t help thinking of a feline brain being deformed in some way to grow within a very narrow space.

    I think these older pusses are a delight & should be saluted once a year, honoured in some way?

    We have lots of special days (usually internet inspired) I do think a Senior Animals Day, if not a Senior Cats Day would be a very good day to mark.

    • The breeders like to ‘refine’ nature. This translates to making the normal Siamese look like a rat and the Persian to have a face that looks like someone punched it. It is a strange world. There is no accounting for taste. The problem is that in breeding to extreme appearance you get the health wrong and both the Persian and Siamese have inherited health problems due to inbreeding.

    • I am a great believer in older cats. They make great companions. But I am out of step with the public. There may be a senior cat rescue on Facebook. Yes, a senior cat day sounds nice.

    • Yeh, we as human caretakers would have to go through less anguish as there would be less deaths. There’d be more pressure on reducing the cat population numbers though as there would be more cats.

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