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May 1, 2016 - Cat Breeds: Siamese—The Royal Cat. Originally from Thailand (formerly Siam), Siamese are the legendary cats of royalty.
A member of the Thai Royal family (possibly even the King himself) gave Sir Edward a pair of Siamese cats, which he in turn gave to his sister Lilian Veley.
These cats, named Pho and Mia, and three of their kittens were shown at the Crystal Palace Exhibition (an early cat show) in the mid-1880s.
Mrs. Veley became a co-founder of the Siamese Cat Club (one of the first cat registries in the UK) and an early member of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), which was formed from the merger of a number of different breed registries.
Always a popular cat breed, the originates from Siam (present day Thailand) where it was revered by monks and held in such esteem by families of royal blood. There are all sorts of belief surrounding this exotic breed of cats, from harbingers of good fortune to palace guards that can ward off evil spirits.
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Khao Manee cat The Khao Manee cat is a rare breed that originated in Thailand and is known for its white coat and typically different-colored eyes. These creatures were the royal cats of Old Siam and weren't available outside of Thailand until 1999. They are one of the cats mentioned in the “Tamra Maew,” a book of Siamese cat poems dating from the 14th century. Now that's pedigree!Siamese cats are known for being chatty cats, as they love to talk a lot. The Siamese cat is also known for being intelligent, demanding and curious. This cat breed used to be known as the Royal Cat of Siam, hence its name. The Siamese cat originated in 1871 at the Crystal Palace Cat Show in London, England. Siamese cats are excellent learners, especially learning new tricks.Much of Siamese cat history is lost in the mists of time, but records found in Thailand, dating from the 1600s, confirm that Siamese cats existed then and that they were very highly prized pets.
Only royalty or noblemen were allowed to own them, and their cats had a special role to play in palace and temple life as spirit guardians.
When someone important died, a cat from their household was chosen to receive and house their soul. This lucky cat spent the rest of its life in luxury, pampered and cared for by temple priests.
(I very much suspect that this is why our Meezers today expect their every wish to be granted!)
The dead person's family paid for the cat's upkeep, as they believed this would bring their loved one good luck in the afterlife.
It's also said that the cats may have been 'watch cats', alerting the priests with their cries if strangers were around.
What are the most expensive cat breeds in the world? You might be surprised by the answers. We already covered (we'll get to the individual dog breeds later). But we were curious as to what kind of loot the affluent were shelling out for their very own royal puss in boots. The numbers will likely surprise you.