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- Courtesy Post
Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue is helping facilitate the adoption of this cat. We take no responsibility for the health and medical records of this cat. It is the responsibility of the owner and adopter to discuss this. Cesme is not in a Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue foster home, but is residing with her caretaker in Sacramento County, CA. Find out more about Courtesy Post Cats here.
2 – 3 year old, Female, Black & White Turkish Angora Mix
Cesme is an elegant black/white Turkish Angora mix girl. Her colors are intense – thick blacker than black fur, and white so bright it dazzles you. Her fur is soft and silky. Her nose is a picture-perfect rose petal pink. She is a petite kitty (6 lb. +) now, but may have some growing to do to catch up with her big beautiful paws.
Cesme has a love of water. Her name Cesme is Turkish for fountain. She was born with the signature Angora plume tail and shorter body fur. In foster, her fur developed long guard hairs with an emerging undercoat fill. It is likely there is Angora in her mix. But as a Van/Angora or an Angora/Van, this special little girl has the personality to triple and return every bit of the love you give her. An excellent return on investment in any market!
Turkish Vans are an ancient breed from the Lake Van region of Turkey. While the breed is noted for color spots on white, black/white and other colors are common in mixes. She has a Van’s curious, sometime mischievous character. No one can walk by Cesme without saying hello! If you try, a paw will zoom out to get your attention – Hey! I am here, waiting to be petted, can we play, what is going on, where is some water? Cesme has the signature Van trait – she is fascinated with water. This fascination can range from swimming to splashing. Fortunately, Cesme is of the splashing persuasion. But she has been known to look at a full bath tub with interest and to sit outside your shower enjoying the steam and wondering if she can join you.
Cesme is a people loving cat. She probably believes she is a four-footed person – another common Turkish Van/Angora trait. She waits at the door to welcome you home. She asks how your day went and tells you what she did. She follows you with dog like devotion. She also uses her paws as hands. Evidently Cesme’s original owner trained her to feed herself from the open cat food can – and she is an expert at patiently and neatly eating her food – extracting the last morsel with her paw and leaving a sparkling clean can ready to recycle. However, in foster, after watching the other cats eating from a plate, she adopted this quicker, less labor intensive way to eat. Vans are smart and quick learners.
Cesme is very interactive with her human(s), but she is never a pest. if you are busy, she is content to sit and watch. If you call her name, or otherwise indicate it is OK, she will jump up to where you are or on your lap and ask to play “head butts” — you and she butt heads, rub cheeks, and she gives you kitty kisses and appreciates any kitty kisses you give back. She also loves to drape over your shoulder, making biscuits on your back, gently purring, and maybe even falling asleep. If you do not like head butts, kitty kisses and cheek rubs, then Cesme is not the cat for you. These are not learned behaviors – they are integral parts of her loving personality.
When you are busy, she will amuse herself. She has not been a lap cat in foster (perhaps because of competition from the other fosters), but she always will be by you. She does enjoy a good cuddle at bedtime just before going to sleep.
Cesme lost her home upon the unexpected death of her owner. She was raised as a solo kitty, but has done well in foster with other friendly cats. But her focus is the human(s) in her life. She will need a proper introduction to any new living situation. She is a very quick learner.
Cesme is spayed, up to date on vaccines, FELV/FIV negative, dewormed, microchipped and with flea prevention applied. Her teeth are in perfect condition. She checks out completely healthy. She is litter box perfect.
Please note that Cesme is not Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue foster home but residing with her caretaker in Sacramento County, CA while being placed in her new home.