update on my 'new' siamese cat
You probably remember I posted something in Oct about possibly getting a Siamese cat from a shelter - and then in November I got one. He's some kind of mix I'm sure but he looks very Siamese.
Anyway, I just wanted to mention something related to feedback from back in October. Calliope said that if you want a dog but can't have one a Siamese cat has a personality as close to a dog as you'll get without having a dog.
So I thought this is good - DH wants a dog - we just cannot have a dog. He thought I was kind of crazy getting a third cat and driving all over the state to find one. But he liked him right away when we got him.
However since then this cat has become his buddy. He says every day how much he's just like a dog! He follows DH all over the house, hangs out by him all the time and always wants to play. When he finally wears himself out he sleeps on DH's lap - which DH loves! He comes to the door to greet him (and me) whenever we've been gone. He's a great pal - just like a dog. He has far exceeded DH's expectations for a new cat. I really like him too but I knew he would be great.
I really vacillated about getting a third cat after one of mine died. I didn't think I would have more than two but something was just missing even though we have two other cats. The cat that died just had a special, kind of in your face personality and there was a void without him. I ended up waiting a year and a half before I finally got this idea about a Siamese - and even then I wondered what I was doing. Now we are so happy we got him.