Turkish Angora Cats
What’s beautiful, long-furred, and often has one green eye and one blue? Turkish Angoras, that’s who! The Cat Fancier’s Association describes Turkish Angora cats:
Turks are not only intelligent, but extremely adaptable, loving and playful, which makes them an excellent choice for families with young children, and lively companions for senior adults. They readily accept dogs and other animals, but their assertive natures often make them the “alpha” pet in the household.
Elegant, finely-boned creatures, Turkish Angoras are graceful, energetic and usually the first to welcome visitors into your home. It is also not unusual for a pet Turk to act as the “host” at a party or other gathering, inspecting and interacting with every guest. It is no wonder that they are often considered “dog-like!”
People owned by Turkish Angora cats had these things to say about their furry loves:
The PURRFECT breed 🙂
What’s NOT to love about Turkish Angoras? Mine is unlike any breed I’ve owned. She is intensely loyal and forms unbreakable bonds with any/all familiar faces. She is soooo warm and affectionate, even to strangers. You can pet her for hours without irritating her (she’s NEVER scratched or bitten) –. she can’t get enough lovin’!
And she’s super playful. She jumps 3 to 4.5 feet in the air when we play; she fetches, scales the tallest of furniture with ease, and is constantly “hunting” us, hiding under drapes or behind furniture and jumping out to scare you when you walk by!
She’s quite adventurous, too. She loves water; she rolls around in the sink with the faucet on, and even hops in the bath/shower with us. And she LOVES taking trips in the car!!! She gets mad if I run to the store and DON’T bring her along. 🙂
My little cutie turns the most mundane of tasks into a fun game for all of us. She’s really the light of our life! And for a long-haired cat, she doesn’t shed much and requires very little grooming.
The only minor downside with this breed is their stubbornness/determination, that makes them harder to train than other breeds. She doesn’t take “no” for an answer and will argue for hours. And she shamelessly manipulates the other people in the house (i.e: I feed her, then she runs to dad crying like she’s STARVING so he feeds her… and so on).
~Dallas, owner of a Turkish Angora
A cat who demands a bath
Diesel got his name because as a kitten he purred like a tractor. Now 6 years old, he has every attribute of the breed. He’s intelligent, loyal, and demands a bath when cleaning himself becomes a mega task (we live in a farming village in Turkey, so he does get very dirty at times).
He has two blue eyes and is stone deaf. We felt sorry for him at first, but having never heard a sound, he lives in a beautifully quiet world full of everything a cat would want without the fear of loud noises. His other senses are heightened as a result. and he is aware of our presence when we arrive home wherever he is in his territory.
He has trained my wife to feed him early in the morning by selectively knocking items off the dressing table — yes, he just loves breaking things. I’ve loved all the cats I’ve had, but Diesel really is something special.
~Cliff F, owner of a Turkish Angora
I can certainly relate to the selective knocking of things off the dressing table, by my girl-kitty, but I never knew her to have Turkish Angora in her. Maybe she does — when you adopt a kitty that was stray, you may never fully know. Anyway, like Cliff’s wife, I am trained to feed her early in the morning!
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