Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Siamese Legend regarding Kinked Tails

It is said that there was once a Siamese Princess who was frightened of losing her rings while she bathed in a stream. Looking around for somewhere convenient to place her jewelery, she noticed that her favorite cat had crooked his tail for her benefit. Ever since that time all Siamese cats have been born with a tiny kink at the end of their tails to hold the Princess' rings.

A young cat took his wife into the jungle to search for a royal goblet that was missing from one of the Siamese temples. Upon finding the treasure, they decided that the female should remain in the jungle to guard it while the male went back to the city to inform the priest of their discovery. So the little cat took up her position among the leaves and tangled foliage, her tail twisted around the stem of the goblet to make quite sure that no one would try to take it away. Four nights later her husband returned to find he was the father of five sweet little kittens. But, in spite of her new responsibility, the loyal mother cat had not forgotten her earlier trust. Indeed, so conscientious had she been in her protection of the goblet that a permanent kink had developed in the end of her tail. What was more, all five kittens had a similar kink in their tails !

6 comments:

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Hm...I don't seem to remember having a kinked tail, I should check....

But this is very cool to learn!

~Casey

Jennifer said...

What neat stories! I don't buy the first one though. I don't think a cat would stoop so low to hold the rings, even for a princess.

The Cat Realm said...

We love those stories. Wonderful - maybe you can do the storytelling at our next BBQ?
We are glad the hunt was soooo successful - with the kind of eaters you are we might have run out of lizards... Good thing it didn't happen you hungry bunch you.

Junior said...

Wow! I didn't know this and I am a Siamese!!! I will have to check my tail out and see if I have any kinks in it!

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Hey! Let's have a show off your tail day!!!!

~Casey

Tara said...

I love these stories! Most of us now have curved tails, I think the kink is just working its way out!

Tara