Breed Snapshot: Miniature People

The companionable, personable Thai reminds many cat lovers of the pointed cats they owned years ago.

By Stacy N. Hackett

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If Nancy Day or her husband leave the house for too long, they hear about it when they return — from their extremely vocal, closely bonded Thai cats.

“My cats make it quite clear they’re not happy if one of their two people is out of town,” explains the Minnesota breeder, describing how the cats “scold” her upon her return. “Thais form very strong attachments to their owners.”

Not surprisingly, Thai owners return that devotion to their beloved cats.

“A Thai becomes a good friend and an irreplaceable part of your life,” says Cristy Bird, a breeder from California. “You can practically talk to them and they to you.”

**Get the June 2010 issue of CAT FANCY to read the full article.**

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Connie    Sierra Madre, CA

5/13/2010 4:52:17 PM

Not enough history of the breed and how they are the same as the modern siamese, except that the modern siamese were bred selectively for the "skinny" look. People don't understand that these cats are ALL from the same old Siamese pedigrees and lineages (have to be called "Thai" instead of "Siamese," for differentation, and this article is afraid to say it.

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