This book was an adventure of exploring what happened to
the Siamese Cat. It was a lure to me that was not to be denied.
Especially since I am a deeply involved player in some of the
events. Always an
insatiable desire to know, really know the truth, causes me to seek
out answers that are not always evident on the surface.
Once exposed to titilating hints, I had to search for more
details. I couldn’t leave the truth un-revealed. Therefore, I set
out to write this book to publicly divulge in a dramatic disclosure
all of the discoveries I’ve made and the personal knowledge I have
concerning matters of the Siamese Cat and other breeds that were
kept secret and not previously known.
Several questions wandered about my mind as
I began work on this book. What had happened to the Siamese cat over the
decades? Who was
responsible? Why was
the breed so dramatically altered from its original state?
What was the truth? What
was the lie? For those
who kept the torch of fidelity to the original, Old Style,
Traditional Siamese and Classic Siamese, this book is a testament to
their unwavering, trustworthy character.
For those responsible for betraying the breed, working acts
of questionable breeding practices and distributing untruths, half
truths and out right lies, it is an irrefutable atonement for their
sins. There is no way for them to make amends now for their deeds
have been laid bare for all to see! My book proves all of this and
Much similar to an archeologist on a
“dig”, I meandered through history, roamed over massive amounts
of reading, and poured through old books that smelled of dust and
age, gleaning the satisfying resolutions to my inquiries. Like the
archeologists brush, my effort was meticulous, leaving no stone
un-turned. Sometimes I
would read for days on some tangent trail I found only to come up
dry. Then I would read one whole book to find one sentence of vital
details. Picking up an antique book, with its yellowed pages and
fabulous photographic record, inspired awe and reverence in me.
A welling up of gratitude to those venerable authors, who
preserved the Siamese Cat’s history so well was a wonderful
experience. Time was the major element of my investment.
Time for reading hundreds of books. Time
for writing hundreds of pages. Time to sort out the facts that were to be proven. Time for finding authors, photographers and publishers.
It took 11 years from start to finish and I enjoyed every
moment of the intrigue.
Everyone interested in cats, all those
curios about the other cat associations, people desirous of
knowledge about all aspects of historical record will enjoy my book.
Pedigree researchers will find a wealth of ancestral records and
photos. It has a considerable breadth of facts, data, photos, direct
quotes and incite from a point of total honesty unparalleled in the
cat world. Through
research and investigation the truth is brought forth. My search
drew me in, as I’m sure it will draw a reader as well.
Owning my book puts all of the Traditional
Siamese, Classic Siamese, and Extreme Wedge Siamese history at your
finger tips in ONE PLACE! Other breeds that were based on the
Siamese are included as well. This is
so important because I did the “foot work” for the reader.
Everything I found was scattered helter skelter in many sources and
in small amounts. Never before has the full story been gathered
together as a resource for reference and told, concisely, clearly
and with respect. I
untangled the mass of information and put it all in a single book.
The shadows of long ago, and nearly lost
memory have been brought back to life again.
History can not be denied! The 980 pages and over 1100
photographs tell the story.
THE BOOK !
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