Originally Posted by Metryq
Did I miss something else in the thread, or were you referring to the animated GIF I posted above of Ellie kneading her pillow? I imagine you know that Siamese come in two basic breeds: "Traditional" (a.k.a. "appleheads," the original breed that is built much like other cats) and "Moderns" (very pointed heads, skinny limbs).
I bought Elegance
from a breeder who specializes in "preserving" the Appleheads. Since Ellie is a mix between Appleheads and Moderns, the breeder could not use her in the breeding program. The breeder acquired Ellie from someone else, and Ellie chose me
while she was only six months old. She walked right up and howled in my face while I was taking my winter boots off, and she rattled like a diesel engine when I picked her up. (She knew how to get adopted.)
I've had cats all my life and know the basic proportions. Ellie's head and ears look pretty typical. If her ears look big in the GIF, perhaps it is the camera angle. She looks more like an Applehead than a Modern. If anything, the mix gives her slightly high cheek bones. I had an orange Maine Coon with a slightly pointed face like that—it made Wriggley look a bit like a fox.
And Ellie does not have to worry about collars; she's an indoor cat. She's actually afraid to go outside, but she'll sit in a window and yell at me the whole time I'm outside doing yard work.
No, I was on an earlier part of the thread, where we were discussing collars on cats, and I was remembering how rapidly siamese could get out of them.
Ellie is beautiful – that's an extended "mrouch", if you want to tell her I said so, and would have fitted splendidly into our tribe, had she been a blue point.