Showing posts with label Old-style Siamese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Old-style Siamese. Show all posts

Monday 15 April 2024

Mariska Magdolna Hargitay names her traditional Siamese cat 'Karma' after Taylor Swift song

Mariska Magdolna Hargitay is an American actress and producer. The daughter of bodybuilder and actor Mickey Hargitay and actress Jayne Mansfield, her accolades include two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and two People's Choice Awards. That's from Wikipedia. 😉🙄

I had to look her up as I had not heard of her before I read the story of her naming her traditional Siamese cat 'Karma' after Taylor Swift's song of the same name on her album 'Midnights'.

The lyrics from the Midnights track “Karma” go: "Sweet like honey, karma is a cat purring in my lap ’cause it loves me."

Swift picked up on the news a little 2 days later. 😊 She said commented: "Are you serious?!!!! Nothing has ever come more full circle. LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!” 💕💕Lots of love from Taylor.

Traditional Siamese named Karma after on of Taylor Swift's songs. The picture is from the Instagram account of Mariska Magdolna Hargitay. Thanks.

I have particularly specified that Karma is a traditional looking Siamese cat as opposed to the rat-face modern creation which has been overbred to become far too skinny in my opinion. Obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 

Some people call the traditional Siamese the 'old-style Siamese' but there is some confusion about naming the various types. The Thai cat is also a Siamese (traditional) but Thai cat breeders say their cat is not a Siamese!! 

The cat fancy believes that the super-slender Siamese is a 'refinement' on the original and genuine appearance. The original Siamese cats from Thailand (formerly Siam) are much more like the cat you see on this page. I am please that Mariska adopted a traditional Siamese.

If the various types of Siamese cat interests you, click on the link below:


P.S. please forgive the occasional typo. These articles are written at breakneck speed using Dragon Dictate. I have to prepare them in around 20 mins.

Wednesday 22 December 2021

Simple, free cat toys are often the best

This is a really cute photograph of a Siamese cat with a ring of plastic in his mouth. It's one of those security plastic rings used to keep the screw top of a milk container in place during transportation. Just another bit of waste plastic to humans. A great toy for this Siamese cat. I can remember my cat being fascinated with one of those plastic covers for a three pin UK plug. He chased it around the room for hours. Another bit of plastic to be discarded but in the meantime a great cat toy.

Simple, free cat toys are often the best
Simple, free cat toys are often the best. This is Mikey with his favourite toy. Photo: u/iwantmyhalfsleeve 

As long as the bit of waste plastic is sufficiently large and therefore cannot be ingested these are great toys. They probably remind domestic cats of insects. They are a similar size. They are not animated which is why cats animate them by pushing them around.

This 'old-style' Siamese cat, Mikey, made the front page on the website five years ago according to his owner. He has sadly reached the end of his life. About eight hours ago his human caregiver announced that tomorrow he is going over the Rainbow Bridge. He will join his brother there on the other side.

Wouldn't it be great if we could all meet up with our long-lost, deceased cats on the other side? I would love to do that although I don't believe in it. It's a charming thought nonetheless.

Home-made cat toys of the very simple kind are often as good as the most expensive manufactured toys. We don't need to spend money on cat toys. My girlfriend likes to buy cat toys for my cat at Christmas. That's fine. It gives her enjoyment. Far more enjoyment for her than for my cat 😉. He might play with them. I stress that he might play with them but if he does it won't last that long.

I have said this in the past: plastic cat toys aren't ideal because they can't be killed! Cats want to see the destruction of a toy to confirm that they have hunted it and killed it. That's the theory and it is a good one.

RELATED: Cat bored with flapping fish toy because she can’t kill it.

It's why you see cats ripping scrunched up paper balls to death. It's why you see them destroying toilet rolls. They want to destroy it. You know that all domestic cat play is a substitute for hunting and killing. They can push an item of plastic around the room to simulate hunting. But they have got to end up killing it.

RELATED: Why does a kitten sometimes throw a toy into the air when playing?

Clearly, the desire to kill was not satisfied with respect to this plastic ring. That's a downside but it seems that the upside outweighed the negative. This boy loved his plastic ring and although he couldn't kill it it didn't stop him playing with it and hunting it.

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