here you go ..
isn't he the cutest furball ?
the owners of the Old Greek House said he was a Van kitty, a rare Turkish breed that originates from the Lake Van region in Eastern Turkey.
whatever the origin, it was love at first sight for me. I almost put him in my bag .. believe me, the temptation was huge
besides this little cutie, we saw so many cats in Turkey that we'd be petting a different one every 10 minutes, especially in Istanbul.
and even though most of them were strays, I was happy to see that they seemed to be well fed and quite content. Here are a few shots of some favorite ones:
(ok, this one has a cat and a dog)
for all our photos of the cats of Turkey, check here. I'll be adding more in the next days, so check for updates later.