I Thought I Saw A Putty-Cat….

As we left the Castle, they suggested stopping for tea. We went into a restaurant that overlooked the city. It was a beautiful view. As the sun descended, in the distance we could see the Mausoleum lit up in he night sky.

Leaving the restaurant, my friend pointed out a painting of a cat. This cat was white and had the freaky duel colored eyes. Now, I’m not much of an animal person, and was going to simply, go, ‘Uh-huh’, and keep walking. But then she tells me the history of this peculiar cat.

The origins of the Turkish Angora remain a mystery, although longhaired cats have been seen in parts of the Middle East for centuries. Formerly known as “Ankara Cats,” in honor of the city of Ankara in Turkey, the name for a particular strain of these longhaired felines was changed to Turkish Angora when the name of the city was changed from Ankara to Angora.

Ankara Cats

Ankara Cats

Turkish Angoras are most known for being all white, with blue eyes, or one-blue and one-amber eye. Turkish Angoras with blue eyes are prone to deafness. Cats with one blue eye and one amber eye will be deaf on the side of the blue eye. The breed also comes in many other cats colors, although these colors are less common than white.

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Memory
All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

Memory, Cats- The Musical

 

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