Monday, 3 September 2007

Meezer Monday

Monty asked me for information on the key points of meezer markings. I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to dedicate this Meezer Monday to the wonder that is the Siamese Cat.

How to spot a Siamese cat by HRH Yao-Lin

To spot a Siamese cat, one must firstly disregard any preconceptions one holds about felines in general.

Siamese cats are aware of their royal ancestry from birth. The littlest Siamese kitten knows that its task is to grace the earth with an air of majestic ethereality. So elegant, so graceful, we do not walk, instead choosing to glide effortlessly as we flit from place to place.

With our creamy base coat, rich coloured points and dazzling blue eyes, we Siamese are magnificent to behold. Some might say we are breathtaking. I would have to agree.

Facts about the Siamese Cat

* All Siamese cats have a creamy base coat with coloured points on their noses, ears, paws, lower legs, tails and, in the Princes, their scrota (hoo has). Some say we look rather like we have been dipped in paint. I prefer to think of my markings as my outfit for a grand ball – gloves and mask.

* The main Siamese cat coat markings are as follows:

Seal Point – extremely dark brown, almost black.

Blue Point - Light/cool grey.

Chocolate point – lighter brown.

Lilac point – pale warm gray.

Out crosses with other breeds developed Siamese-mix cats with points in other cat colours and patterns including red point, lynx (tabby) point, and tortoise-shell ("tortie") point.

* Our points are actually influenced by temperature. Our markings show on the coolest areas of our bodies (ears/paws/tails etc).

* Siamese cats are exceptionally intelligent. 9 out of 10 Siamese cats scored higher in IQ tests than their humans.

* Siamese cats are vocal. We will clearly communicate our wants and our wishes. I would advise any human to listen.

* Siamese cats are known for longevity, some of us reaching up to 19 years of age. This is almost adequate time in which to train our humans.

* If you look closely, you will see that your Siamese kitten is wearing a tiara. This is standard Siamese marking and has been on your kitten since birth. It should never EVER be removed.

For further information, I would recommend this website and this one.

Yours, proud to be Siamese

HRH Yao-Lin


Monty Q. Kat said...

Thank you, your Royal Meezerness! *bows*

Jimmy Joe said...

That is very informative, Yao-Lin. My momma loves Meezers a lot, and she says that you really do glide. She says I kinda plod, but that's okay too.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Dragonheart said...

Excellent information about Siamese, Yao-lin. As the one who came before me was a Meezer, my mom agrees with most of those points, especially the beauty of the Siamese (she loved Whiskers blue eyes) and the Meezer voice.

Lux said...

:::taking down notes, scribbling furiously in notebook:::

Thank you so much, Yao-Lin. I like that term "majestic ethereality!"

My sister Ninsy's a blue-point, the beans tell me.


Daisy said...

Thanks for the great lesson, Yao-Lin! I love Meezers.

DK & The Fluffies said...

Oh dear, Here I was thinking I might be a meezer bun, but I don't have blue eyes. ~Fiona Bun

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Now we know, thank you fur da informashun Yao-lin. Der is a kitty down da block dat ran into our yard and Zippy started yelling "meezer, hey meezer" so she would stop and her mom cood catch her but she woodent stop so mom grabbed her...she wasn't to unhappy about dat and even let mom cuddle her a little til her mom catched up. Mom sez she was beyootiful and furry soft...hey, maybe we shood be a little jellus!

Tara said...

Excellent treatise Yao-lin. You do all of us meezers proud!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hmmm... 9 out of 10 were smarter than their beans. I bet the 10th was a mistake; he answered correctly an the official answer was wrong. By your leave, ::bow::

Chairman Mao said...

That was a super post on Meezers, Yao-lin! My momma loved it, too. and she espeshully laughed about how meezers have higher IQs than their beans -- she's always talkin' about how hard it is to outsmart me.


Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

The Fluffy Tribe said...

That is a very informative post HRH Yao-lin. Ko Ko is a tonkinese and not siamese although people mistake him for one sometimes. He just laughs. Tonkys are less regal than their siamese cousins, but he doesn't mind. You are a beautiful cat and very regal Yao-lin ~The Fluffy Tribe

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Great info Yao-lin! I can see that you are all certainly royal from birth. I think Meezers are awesome looking kitties. Very regal.

"majestic ethereality!" indeed!

Your subjects, Bendrix & Hendrix

LHK said...

There is much to learn about all you beautiful Siamese kitties!
I like being just a plain ol' ally cat. This way I can be smarter than I look and the staff never guess!

Peach Man said...

This is great information about Meezers. I never knew a Meezer before so I find it fascinating. Maybe the 10th cat was a poser. I have to learn how to more graceful. I have the trickiness down though.

Parker said...

You are very informative. No wonder erveryone loves a Meezer!

The Furry Fighter said...

oh how succinct and accurate! you have summed us up purrfectly! the longevity bit might not be true in my case - but i'm giving it my best! :)

we really are a wonderful cat aren't we Yao-Lin? xxx

Eric and Flynn said...

Fank yoo yer Highness. We found this furry infurrmative. Yoo are indeed furry regal, and we can well beeleev yoo haf a higher IQ than the hyoomans.

Hot(M)BC said...

I'm not surprised that 9 out of 10 Meezers are smarter than humans. Not at all surprised. heheh
your bud Pepi

The Meezers said...

oooo we're princes - our hoo-has are colored like our points. hee hee.

this was great Yao-Lin!

Proudly Siamese - Sammy and Miles