Guest Star Cat: Sophie, a Turkish Van Mix

Guest Star Cat: Sophie, a Turkish Van Mix

Late night on October 23, 2020, a pregnant mom cat was dumped on the doorstep of human foster dad and mom, Suzy and Rich, two miles from Disneyland in  Anaheim, California.  A number of hours later, they assisted Mama cat in giving start to 6 kittens.  Mama cat was younger and wanted help chopping their umbilical cords.  One kitten didn’t survive, however 4 males and a feminine thrived

Mama Cat, Sophie & brothers

Over the subsequent few weeks, we obtained photographs and movies of the kittens.   It didn’t take lengthy to fall in love with the little feminine kitten with the tilted head, staring right into a mirror (see photograph beneath).

Per foster dad and mom, she was all the time the primary to take a look at a brand new toy or scratcher and she or he was very sensible!  She was additionally a champion wrestler – all the time successful matches in opposition to her brothers.

At first, we caller her “Bowtie” as a result of black bowtie marking on prime of her head.  The foster dad and mom have been informed she might need “Turkish Van”  – the all white physique with a darkish tail, darkish making on her head, small amber, almond-shaped eyes, leaping abilities, and many others.  Only time will inform how a lot of the Van is in her as they take 3-5 years to completely develop.

We adopted Bowtie in February at age three months and adjusted her title to “Sophie”.   She fearlessly explored each nook and cranny of our home the primary day as an alternative of staying within the confined, secure house we offered for her.  She excelled at enjoying with rollerball toys, felt mice, puzzle packing containers, and scratching posts.  She entertain for hours.

She has turned greatest buddies with our different adopted shelter rescue cats, Maverick, a 16 pound Maine Coon combine, and Tabitha, our calico and a earlier Tummy Rub Tuesday woman!  Sophie and Maverick typically cuddle collectively for lengthy naps.  Maverick grooms her and it’s evident they love one another,   Tabitha and Maverick teaches her one of the best poses for tummy tubs.

Sophie has an uncommon vocalization – like a low hum.  She likes to fetch favourite toys – first, a felt mouse, now an orange plastic spring.

She additionally hides below the covers.  Sophie loves to cover toys beneath throw rugs, tub mats and towels.  She additionally loves water and tries to activate the lavatory faucet together with her jaws. She typically naps within the sink.

Sophie has a really distinctive black “magnificence mark” on the aspect of her left nostril.  This, alongside together with her small amber eyes and power, causes her to seem like she is in  “good bother”  –  she is kind of entertaining and beloved by our adopted cats and us.

My greatest

Jacqueline

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