How Beautiful is a Siamese Cat?

Siamese cats are descended from a species in Thailand and it is thought they arrived in America a couple of hundred years ago.

Based on some very old writings in Thailand it is thought that the Siamese cat has been around in it’s current look for about five hundred years – that’s a lot of cats!

In the Thai language Siamese cats are called “Wichien Matt” which translates approximately to mean “Moon Diamond” – which gives you a good idea of how highly they were thought of.

Their bodies used to be heavier, but breeding has resulting in a slimmer and lighter breed of cat which people prefer as a pet.