4th
September
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Happy 1st Birthday to the Van cats!

Written by: Trevor

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5th
March
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New year. New photos!

Written by: Trevor

Apologies for the lack of posts, but we’ve been busy with our kittens. A lot has happened and the kittens are now 6 months old! Hardly surprising the house is now fully accustomed to the scampering, clawing, pawing of their tiny feet. So full of energy (although the new photos may prove otherwise)

We’ve had endless training, 2 escape attempts, 1 operation and hilarity all the way. Be sure to see the January, February and March photo albums in the Photo Gallery http://vancatblog.com/photo-gallery/ I’m sure this won’t be the last time you hear about their escapades.

More posts soon.

Trevor


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31st
December
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Turkish Van Cat Blog wishes you a happy new year!

Written by: Trevor

dsc08535Ripley wants to thank you for visiting our website this year and hopes you visit soon for more updates, photos and oddities regarding the Turkish Van cat breed and our lovely kittens. Have a great New Years and a happy 2012!

See our Photo Gallery for new photos


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21st
December
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Meet the inmates: Senekerim aka Kerim

Written by: Trevor

Inmate name: Senekerim
Aliases: Kerim
Date of Birth: 04/09/2011
Gender: Male
Race: Cat
Hair Colour: White/ Auburn flecks
Eye Colour: Brown

Personality disorders: Socially awkward, nervous tendencies

Miscellaneous Details: Having separated from his mother earlier than he would have liked, Kerim became socially awkward at an early age. Doors slamming, footsteps, sneezing and the coughing of ants, would send Kerim into a reclusive state. His wiry stature and cautiousness makes Kerim a valued member of the Armenian Trio Gang, although, somewhat of a sidekick rather than competing for the don job. If seen in the streets, don’t worry he is mostly harmless.

 

 

 


21st
December
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Meet the inmates: Shoushan aka Lily

Written by: Trevor

Inmate name: Shoushan
Aliases: Lily
Date of Birth: 04/09/2011
Gender: Female
Race: Cat
Hair Colour: White
Eye Colour: Blue

Personality disorders/disabilities: Deafness, princess mentality

Miscellaneous Details: Lily has ultimately become the beautiful blonde of the outfit. Behind the cute exterior hides a cold blooded killer. Her deafness gives her the advantage of being “bomb-proof” but often doesn’t see trouble coming. Along with her deafness, she is fearless and is always curious for new environments and wanton destruction is not far behind, although this is normally because she is abnormally clumsy. She is very calm, playful and soft. Do not be deceived!

 

 

 


21st
December
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Meet the inmates: Hripsime aka Ripley

Written by: Trevor

Inmate name: Hripsime
Aliases: Ripley, Rippers
Date of Birth: 04/09/2011
Gender: Female
Race: Cat
Hair Colour: White, Auburn flecks
Eye Colour: Brown

Personality disorders: Authoritarian complex, excitable fits of rage

Miscellaneous Details: This Turkish Van cat rules over the other inmates with an iron paw. She assesses the situation, often in the background, waiting for the right time to make an appearance. Unlike the other inmates she loves cuddling and playing. She has a tendency to play a little too rough but knows the other inmates’ thresholds. She is a troublemaker in the prison and is often sent to the sin bin for constantly pushing her luck. She has the brains to match her might, often found forming an escape plan or discovering the latest toys, tricks and new areas in the prison.

 

 


19th
December
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New kitten photos available

Written by: Trevor

If you haven’t seen the new photos in the photo gallery of our new kittens. Click here to see them.

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8th
December
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Singing Christmas Cat New Avalon Comic

Written by: Trevor

If you haven’t already seen Avalon cartoons then you need to check out the Christmas special cartoon over on http://avalon-lion.blogspot.com/ and see the rest of the funny capers this Turkish Van cat gets up to.


8th
December
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Diary of a Van cat: Day 1

Written by: Trevor

Well what a week! Can’t say the beginning of this week has been the best moment of our lives so far … Snuggling in bed with our mum, then next thing we know, we were abducted by some strange looking guy with odd eyes and plonked into a metal box. Not even a chance to wave goodbye.

We travelled down some bumpy stairs and navigated the strange new cats we hadn’t met before. We were dropped down on the floor in a strange hall. Battered and bruised from that ordeal, it wasn’t long before we were airborne again, the silly odd-eyed human clumsily hit every wall and obstacle on our way out … Then the bright light hit our little eyes and a gust of fresh air chilled us to the bone.

When we recovered, we were in a strange enclosed room that started to rumble, a little like Kerim’s tummy after a large meal. A new face appeared next to us, the one we call “the bearded-one”. He began to poke and prod us, quite clearly oblivious to our current situation and distress. The odd-eyed one was somehow controlling the movement of the enclosed room, as the world outside began moving past rapidly, whether this was a good idea or not we cannot fathom, our lack of understanding of this human action did not ease our trauma.

Kerim and Ripley would not be quiet for the first part of the journey, complaining of the current accommodation and the fact they hadn’t had time to pack appropriately. It wasn’t until later, when I realised I had forgotten my favourite toy, that I began my protest. But it was no good. The bearded-one clearly spoke no Van and was apparent that he was an imbecile. I tried to speak slower and louder (as all good guide books tell you to do so) but it was no use. Well I gave up, no amount of moaning was working, I even made an attempt to dust off my French but apparently “où est mon jouet préféré?” does not translate to these morons.

Well we arrived, or should I say we landed, in a strange room. The walls were covered from top to bottom with books, which we tried removing for future reference. Sadly the mixture of London history and British monarchs is not going to help us. I have to say there are plenty of odd things to see here, excluding the humans. The facilities are nice, in fact having our own what’s-it-called its really handy.

I can only hope the humans don’t treat us as “pets”, that would be very undignified. I for one am a scholar and need to be treated with respect… Oh! Look a washing machine! weeeee…

Shoushan (Lily)


6th
December
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Turkish Van Kittens: 1st day in their new home video

Written by: Trevor


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