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We are Siamese if you please, we are Siamese if you don't please!

We are Siamese if you please, we are Siamese if you don't please! Remember that song from that Siamese cats on Lady and the Tramp? We do!

Siamese cats were one of the first distinctly recognizable breeds of an Oriental cat. The cat is native to Thailand and became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America during the 2oth century.

The modern Siamese cat is characterized by blue almond shaped eyes, a triangular head shape, large ears, an elongated slender muscular body, and point coloration. (Point coloration is when an animal has a pale body, but darker extremities)

Siamese cats are known to be social, intelligent, and playful into adulthood. They even enjoy playing games of fetch, much like a dog. This breed of feline seeks human interaction and likes companionship from other cats. They have a habit of bonding strongly to a single person.

Siamese cats are also known to be healthy cats and are not likely to develop urinary tract infections as in common in cats. They have a higher rate of mortality, as 42% of Siamese cats live to be 12 years or older!

Harmony House of Chicago is hosting an event, Felines and Valentines, for cats on February 7, from 1-4pm. Felines and Valentines is a chance for you to taste some wine and chocolate, visit the kitty kissing booth, or shop for gifts including Chicago's best catnip pillows and handcrafted jewelry. Admission is free and will be held at 2914 N. Elston, Chicago, Illinois.

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