The Siamese is the most extrovert of cats, demonstrative, noisy, vocal and active and, though some claim it is not the ideal cat for those who cherish peace and quiet, there are many Siamese cats that are very gentle and quiet. This very intelligent cat has an elusive character. It demands a great deal of devoted attention from its owner. It has an inquisitive nature, adores playing hide-and-seek, and can be funny, even facetious, especially if it has an appreciative audience. Very agile, yet it is obedient and will go for walks on a lead and follow its owner around the house as a dog will do. It may be friendly to some strangers and totally indifferent to others. It is very "talkative" and will carry on conversations with an owner who is willing to listen.