As their name suggests, the Siamese cat breed are descendants from felines born in Siam, or modern-day Thailand.
No one quite knows how the sleek feline made its way to American shores during the late 19th century.
However, thanks to its sociable nature, lithe body, and dark-tipped creamy coat, the Siamese became one of the country’s most beloved cat breeds.
In 2014, it was the ninth most popular kitty in the U.S., according to registration statistics compiled by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA). Curious to learn more?Impress ailurophiles with these 13 bits of trivia about the blue-eyed beauties.