I just have to get in on what you just said Gaye. When we first got Bijou we had him outside on his harness and leash and the little girl and her brother from next door came to visit when they saw him. (We had just moved here a few months before and didn't really know anyone in the neighbourhood.)
Anyway when the little girl asked what kind of cat Bijou was, I said he was a Siamese. This little girl said, "My mom says Siamese cats are mean and nasty and that they will destroy your house". My first instinct was to rip the tongue out of her head!
Then I told her that was not true as she could see from Bijou he was very gentle and affectionate and that he hasn't damaged anything in our house. I said that Siamese cats get a bad reputation and it is too bad because they are really wonderful animals.
I don't know if I managed to change her mind at all, but I sure hope so and that when she gets older, she will educate her mother!
So we need folks like you with a wonderful Siamese to help us speak out for them and dispel this myth! Yeah, meezers, yeah!