Simon. Snowshoe Siamese, bottle-fed from 2 1/2 weeks old.
Brilliant. Answers my cell phone, opens the door, takes photos, color-coordinates my clothes, and sets out dinner for me. Be ready for intelligence...it took me by surprise. I'm learning how to teach him more effectively, and he will use the leash without a problem.
LOUD. He has an enormous vocal range, from chirps and coos to growling yowls. his purr is a loud one, too...and he talks all the time. He'll walk around the house, talking to the wall, his toys, me, the dustbunnies, the other cats, the ghosts...whatever. He just talks. I don't think they should be "oriental," they should be "Irish," full of blarney and charm.
Temperament: Extraordinarily playful, loves to snuggle (on his terms), sweet and outgoing. Rarely angry, often teasing and provokes the other cats but just because he wants to play. Definitely likes routine (all cats do; Simon especially), and fairly dominant in his behavior. And he's incredibly gentle with Penguin (a cat I've got with some serious disabilities). He has an enormous respect for her, and they are pals. He'll play at her level with her, rather than thump her around like he does with the others. They bond very strongly with one person, and Simon indeed has done that with me (and I with him).
Activity: climbs, runs, flops, flies, and attacks. He's been known to climb the screen door to see what's on the top (a bug outside), and he thinks it's the height of hilarity to climb to the top of the 9 foot kitty condo, and fly down onto the bed...usually when I'm alseep. High energy, and loves to romp. He'll "invite" (read: smack) any cat who comes near him, just to get them to run so he can chase.
If you're on the waiting list, I'd suggest rather than get a purebred (unless you intend on showing, breeding, or otherwise want to pay that sort of money), looking into the Siamese Rescue closest to you. Often they have kittens who need homes - baby kittens, youngsets, teenagers...and rescuing rather than purchasing means that you've saved a life.