My Cat Journey .........

by angelina diantonio
(sea isle city , nj)

Rosabella & Romeo

Rosabella & Romeo

Rosabella & Romeo Best Friends Romeo loves this beach chair ! Both kittens are usually found in this baby swing chair !My kids love them !

Growing up my grandmother had a stunning Siamese cat named Charlie Wong. Beautiful on the inside also. I guess he would have been an Old Fashioned Traditional Siamese . He had a round face and he was amazing. Charlie Wong was definitely a mamma's boy. My grandmother worked all the time at our store . So Charlie Wong would managed to get out and go the 12 blocks to our store. Finally my grandmother let him live at the store because that's what made him happy. I have the fondest memories of that cat. We had a lot of expensive crystal and he never broke anything in the store. He would sleep on the shelves and every once in a while you would here a scream from a customer when Charlie Wong moved . He would just purr and let them pet him. He was a dream ! Growing up I always wanted my own Siamese . My brother was allergic and we had dogs. Then in my late 20's I moved into an apartment and went to the Humane Society to see what I could find. At the time two Persian cats had almost died in an unbearable abusive situation . I knew no one would take them and no one would take the sisters together. Marcella and Rosalena I named them.They were petrified for months but I let them be . Then one day I hurt my back. I have a spinal condition called Cerebral Anoxia. I spent months in a chair not being able to sleep in the bed it was too painful.Rosalena came over and sat on my lap and Marcella sat next to me and put her paw on my leg .From that moment on they never left my side. Got me through many tough times , 5 years of infertility, one miscarriage, losing my sister and niece in a car accident , marriage and 3 pregnancies. Best friends I will love you for all of eternity !I did spend a fortune getting rotting teeth removed . One at a time the vet did. It was my stupidity I should have done it all at once. It was too much on the cats and very expensive. Until last year they were healthy.They got sick with the Iams recall food. Liver and Kidneys started to go . I lost both my precious angels within months. Best eleven years my best friends.The pain was so deep I looked on pet-finder for two Siamese cats . I had waited along time for my Siamese. I was looking for cats until one of the ladies said please take kittens we have so many and they are dieing. I found these two beauties who were rescued form a kill shelter in Virginia. I live in South Jersey but the Humane Society in Virginia said they transport animals every weekend. We started our long journey to North jersey . Got lost over and over . Could have driven to Virginia by the time we found them. Of course the directions home the woman gave us could not have been easier !!!!! Took the parkway for 3 hours and were home . Took us 6 hours to get to them. Two beautiful kittens looking into my eyes saying hi mom. My newborn and the kittens are the same age. It will be nice to have one birthday party for all 3 ! I also have a two year old and a husband. Well it has been 2 months and we have all adjusted well. The kittens have the sharpest nails and teeth imaginable. I had them fixed and they were troopers !!!! We thought both were female and then the ones little balls popped out right in front of me. So we changed his name . We named them Rosabella & Romeo . We just love them to bits !!!!!!I would like to thank the Humane Society of Amherst County Virginia and Leah from THE HARVEST MOON Antique shop in Stewartsville, NJ for helping us find our babies . Our beautiful babies are a true blessing. I think my Rosalena & Marcella sent them to us to be a family !!!!! We named the kittens as a family . My nephew named Rosabella after both Rosalena & Marcella ( which we called Chella Bella ) . Romeo I just fell in love with the name because he is a flirt and definitely a Romeo ! I call him my little lovey dovey .Both kittens have been great with the kids . This way they can grow up together !!!!!

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May 05, 2017
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My Siamese characteristics NEW
by: Laura

My part Siamese cat us 15 and never liked being picked up. Also wants to be the only cat in household. Does not want to be groomed by another. So the American cat and Laura never were friends, and American cat wanted to
Be. American cat "Peter the great" was taken by a coyote and she is alineZ. She has now had kidney infections, and all of a dudden gets in my lap and wants to be next to me. At first it was age and she was mellowing. Then when kidney infections showed up, I thought she was trying to tell me she didn't feel well. Vet said she is now well. But still wants to be close. I'm thrilled of course! I need to know perfect food for her. Do not want kidney failure!!! I tried petco raw food and she lived it. I will ask vet now about no kibble and only raw.
Peter the great was a drop off in my drive, and Laura came from a vegetable stand. I'd like Laura to grow older gracefully.
Thank you for your wonderful stiry about your 2 Siamese cats. So sorry we just dont know the best care. But we are learning. Your new babies sound precious. Good luck to you and them.

Jul 05, 2013
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Amazing story of an amazing person and cats NEW
by: Anonymous

Hey Angelina,

I love your story.

I can't tell you how mad that recall made me. I too fed Bubba Iams but didn't get the affected batch. Your loss is something I completely understand. Those two became so close and then gone.

Additionally, your compassion for Marcella and Rosalena is heartfelt. It's an odd thing how money doesn't matter when we take the responsibility of caring for an animal. At least, I think most of us share that. And, how our little buddies can sense our emotional and physical pain and offer their comfort. My buddy got me through the first and only time I was laid off a job, complete loss of my work family, a new job, starting my first business, death of my brother, and my sister turning her back on me due to me starting my own company (an odd bit of drama). Somehow, cats hold us together with their unconditional love/ companionship. I know he kept me from deep depression and I can tell your buddies did the same.

My mom got a kitten the year before I was born... I was 22 when Prince died of old age. I can say that your kids are lucky to have two Siamese cats in their lives. When I was 4, a seal point chose me to be her human. The owners had brought the cat to our house and that cat hung with me the entire time. The couple came back a few days latter and gave the cat to me. She slept with me, followed me around, and was closer than any dog ever could be. Siamese are uniquely suited for kids. I think it's because they see themselves as part of the family. Just another kid in the litter! You're kids will have a blast as those cats fill take their place in the pecking order and become a fixture in their lives.

Those are two beautiful and kind little dudes... It bleeds from those pics. You and your family are so lucky!

Also, thanks for directing me to your story and your kind comments. I'm still having a rough time and it gave me some needed perspective.

Your friend, Brad (Grieving for Bubba)

Feb 26, 2012
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Chocolate & Blue NEW
by: angelina diantonio

They have grown.I need to put up new photos.I have tried several times and the system tells me they are too big.I need to get better with my computer.LOL.They are the best kitties.We love them so.I was told when I brought them home that they were Chocolate and Blue.I have looked through tons of pictures and that what they look like also.We are so happy and make a great family.Great with my kids 4 and almost 2.My youngest and the kittens turn 2 on March 11TH.Time flies!!!

Feb 26, 2012
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what color are the points NEW
by: Terri

Are you're kitties a seal point and lilac point?
Or chocolate and blue point?

Feb 26, 2012
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new pics of the babies please NEW
by: Terri

Hi Angelina.
I'm sure you are busy every moment, but I'd really love to see new pictures of the kiddos.
They are soo cute, I love that pic! I have two also, Daphne and Bailey, brother and sis, I love to relax with them at night. They are precious. the blue point and the chocolate are soo cute together. They have a blue sister too, but she has a disorder with her tail, it shakes up and down, her whole back end kind of shakes when she walks. The Vet thought maybe it was the way she was in the womb. Too tight. So the breeder kept her but she is gorgeous!

Jan 26, 2012
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by: Terri

Your story touched me, thank you for sharing. Your new babies are gorgeous!! love the pics, especially with the baby!! I am very sorry for your loss of your persians, you had them for so long, oh, it is tragic to lose them that way. I wanted a pure persian. I met a lady who had half persian half siamese kittens. I went away with the black or should I say one color chocolate female, oh she is cute, persian eyes, greenish gold with blue inside. I could not stop thinking about her Hymalayan chocolate point brother who loved me, he just had such a good energy and so so beautiful, so dark faced and so creamy around his neck. Lots of chocolate on his back and hips. Anyway, I looked at his picture everynight for 3 weeks. I had to have him! Daphne was so happy to have him home!! She was a different cat! She gave him the tour of the house, Introduced him to Harley my huge orange Pixie Bob who wouldn't hurt a fly, as if to say, look he won't hurt you! I'm not afraid! {she kind of was before} But she gained confidence having him home.I love my babies. They do everything together! I love watching them play their different games everynight. It is so mythodical, I'm amazed. My boy is more demonstrative then my girl. He likes to sleep under my covers with my daucshund. My girl is happy to follow me around and be near me. My boy needs way more attention and is talkative. Anyway I loved your story, and I'm happy for you!

Jan 26, 2012
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by: Terri

Your story touched me, thank you for sharing. Your new babies are gorgeous!! love the pics, especially with the baby!! I am very sorry for your loss of your persians, you had them for so long, oh, it is tragic to lose them that way. I wanted a pure persian. I met a lady who had half persian half siamese kittens. I went away with the black or should I say one color chocolate female, oh she is cute, persian eyes, greenish gold with blue inside. I could not stop thinking about her Hymalayan chocolate point brother who loved me, he just had such a good energy and so so beautiful, so dark faced and so creamy around his neck. Lots of chocolate on his back and hips. Anyway, I looked at his picture everynight for 3 weeks. I had to have him! Daphne was so happy to have him home!! She was a different cat! She gave him the tour of the house, Introduced him to Harley my huge orange Pixie Bob who wouldn't hurt a fly, as if to say, look he won't hurt you! I'm not afraid! {she kind of was before} But she gained confidence having him home.I love my babies. They do everything together! I love watching them play their different games everynight. It is so mythodical, I'm amazed. My boy is more demonstrative then my girl. He likes to sleep under my covers with my daucshund. My girl is happy to follow me around and be near me. My boy needs way more attention and is talkative. Anyway I loved your story, and I'm happy for you!

Jan 06, 2012
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We are a happy and blessed family. NEW
by: angelina diantonio

The cats are so great with my kids.We are so happy to all have each other. They all bring such joy to our lives !!!!

Jan 06, 2012
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Rosabella & Romeo NEW
by: Linda

Your cat are so cute. You are so lucky.

Sep 20, 2011
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Great Story Angelina..
by: Joe Mina

Hi Angelina

Wow, what a great story about your cats and the Journey leading up to you becoming their Mom. I knew that you were a specail person from our chats online way before Bailey became ill. It is a pleasure to know you.

God Bless YOu!

Joe

Aug 31, 2011
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Thanks
by: Lynn

Thank you so much! I have been out of sync for over a year... but things have changed in my life, and now I am back to doing the more important things.

Aug 31, 2011
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Looks Beautiful !!!!
by: angelina diantonio

Love the new site.You do such a wonderful job. After the summer I will be adding some photos and stories.I have some funny summer tails to share.Best site on the internet !!!!

Aug 31, 2011
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change page for Siamese Cat Answers
by: Lynn

Hi Angelina,
I change the site, I wanted you to see the new Siamese Cat Answers page. I hope you like it.

http://www.we-are-siamese.com/siamese-cat-answers.html

If you would like me to add more pictures send them to my email at:

lynn@we-are-siamese.com

This is my way of saying Thanks!

Lynn

Aug 11, 2011
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Wow!
by: Dan S.

Thank you for your kind words on my post and the email :0) You have such an amazing story! They truly are a blessing--so different than every other types of cat or animal. They're there for us through everything and are the perfect animal. I'll keep you in my prayers, and same with your lost kitties but also your new ones :0) Thank you for this--really inspirational! You're such a strong woman, and I'm sure you are the perfect mom for your family (both human and non :0) )

Mar 16, 2011
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Perfect women & perfect mom
by: Wissam Homsi

Amazing story, you have a beautiful twins , i hope you the best with long life & god bless your family & your beautiful siamese cats.

Aug 02, 2010
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this was a great story
by: ashley

that touched my heart. have you read aeropostale that is a great storty you cats are preety how cut:)

Jul 30, 2010
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Thanks Lynn !
by: angelina diantonio

The Iams recall took many lives both cats and dogs. Just like the oil spill companies do not take responsibility. Big companies with greed. These companies are making millions of dollars . They cut costs to make even more and endanger the lives around them. Our country gives these companies a slap on the wrist . The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Our animals our suffering in every way . Not to mention our environment. I am not sure what this world is coming to. We have to remember children and animals do not ask to come into this world. It is our job to protect them !

Jul 29, 2010
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your precious babies
by: Lynn

Hey Angelina

Wow this is the second time today that I have heard about someone loosing their cats due to the Iams recall food. That is so terrible. I am so sorry.

You have a wonderful, beautiful story. Our kitties have gotten us through the worst of times, I have had many stories placed on my site about how these precious kitties save our lives, they know and understand what we go through. Its amazing but they read our emotions and our minds.

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