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Felis Catus - Black Female Turkish Angora Cat Hiding Behind White Chair

© Sophie W. Smith

Joined October 2012

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Feature #14 > February 8th, 2013 Journal Entry


We have adopted her in June of 2011. She was 8 weeks old. The person that we adopted her from, found her in the cardboard box, on the south shore of Long Island. She was left on the beach of Atlantic ocean with 20 others kittens, many of them were her siblings, just to die, when the ocean level rises,and waves take the cardboard to the ocean. We have chosen her, because she is black, and had the smallest chance of being adopted due to her color. [It is amazing, how many people are still of opinion that black cat is automatically evil, mean, or bad luck.] She was not in best of health. We have spent close to $2,000.00 on her vet bills so far, but that is OK. She had cold, fever, eye and ear infections. Her lungs are gentle now and weaker. We have to watch that she is never exposed to cold air, otherwise she will start to sneeze, cough and her eyes start to be watery and in pain. It took time for her eyes to get better, but as you can see, she is doing pretty good. Her character is very playful, she is vocal, and she will ‘talk to you’. We are very honored that we can provide her with utmost love, care and protection. On the other side, her presence in our lives, brought us enormous happiness and countless laughter. Being left in cardboard box on the beach, waiting for a big wave to bring you slow and painful death it just describes of what cruelty is human heart capable of.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Felis
Species: F. catus
Binomial name:
Felis catus

The Turkish Angora (Turkish: Ankara kedisi, ‘Ankara cat’) is a breed of domestic cat. Turkish Angoras are one of the ancient, natural breeds of cat, having originated in central Turkey, in the Ankara region (historically known as Angora). The breed has been documented as early as the 1600s and is believed to be the origin of the mutations for both the coloration white (the dominant white gene is in truth the absence of color) and long hair. The breed is also sometimes referred to as simply the Angora or Ankara cat, and in some obsolete works as the Angola. Read more

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