Un très bon article de Ryan Joseph intitulé « The Wonderful Siamese Cat » est disponible en anglais sur le site Pugnaroud.net et en français en utilisant le cache de Google (car la page n’est plus en ligne directement sur ce site).
Un petit extrait en anglais :
Siamese cats were once a very prestigious cat and still hold a lot of intrigue and fascination even today. The history of this cat breed dates back to hundreds of years ago. Their distinctive traits and personality are what really makes this cat unique in every way.
This mysterious cat is originally from the country of Siam, now known as Thailand. Siamese cats were highly esteemed by generations of Siamese monarchs, even to the extent that they resided in the royal palace. You wanna talk about the royalty of the cat world! They were trusted to protect the palace as well as monasteries from evil spirits and were also thought to bring good fortune.
In the year 1884, the first Siamese cats made their way to England when the current Monarch of Siam decided to gift them to a top general in the British Army. They made their way from there to America. The Siamese cat is now one of the most recognized domestic cat breeds around. According to the Cat Fancy Association they are the single most popular shorthair cat and the 3rd most popular breed of cat overall.