Kara (Over the Rainbow Bridge)

Turkish Van
Picture of Kara (Over the Rainbow Bridge), a female Turkish Van

Photo Comments Sex: Female   Weight: 14 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-cat rescue

September 1st 1993


Kara likes to be left alone. If she decides she likes you, then you're in like Flynn.

She doesn't like to be startled. She's not overly fond of children and she tolerates Bu and Fare.

Favorite Toy:
She's above playing with toys.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere she won't be disturbed.

Favorite Food:
She eats food, she's not fussy.

Kara can disappear and hide and not be seen for days.


Arrival Story:
Kara (which means 'black' in Turkish) was rescued from people who adopted her as a 'cute little white ball of fluff.' Unfortunately, they knew nothing about cats and cat care and while they didn't abuse Kara, they didn't treat her very well. She wasn't fed properly, didn't have a cat box, etc. I pounded on their door, did something I prided myself on never having done before (and never did again) and played the 'ugly American' and told them they had to give up the kitten or I would call the authorities (yeah right! Like the 'authorities' in Turkey cared about the situation of a kitten!). They sputtered, flailed their arms a lot, yelled at me, and I picked up the kitten (who was cowering in the corner), talked to it and left. Guess that shut them up. :) Kara disappeared in my house for days, hiding behind the couch as she was afraid of Bu and Fare. Eventually they all drew a truce and co-habitated. Kara never got over all her fears but trusted me, but not most people. She was one solid cat-- she jumped on you and you knew it! She had one blue eye and one yellow eye, but wasn't deaf-- just had selective hearing as do most cats. She also made the move from Turkey to Canada, but unfortunately, she had to be put down there as her liver shut down suddenly.

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February 18th 2008 More than 7 years!

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