Merhaba my friends,
I have had quite the adventure since arriving in America. In my short life I’ve learned many things, including that freedom is fleeting and something you must earn.
You see, I am no longer allowed to roam freely through the lobby at Tabby’s Place without supervision. “Why,” you ask? Well, it depends on whom you ask. If you ask the lovely staff here, they might tell you that I’ve turned out to be quite the bully with other cats. (Did I mention that oil wrestling is the national sport in Turkey?) They might even tell you that my relentless attacks on other cats is so severe that they’ve started me on behavioral medication. But if you ask little old me, I would tell you I’m just exploring my boundaries. After all, how do you think I survived the streets of Turkey?
My questionable behavior toward other cats in no way diminishes my deep, crazy love for humans. Walk into the room, and I will light up and greet you with tremendous enthusiasm.
Did you know that Santa Clause is from Turkey? Turkish archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of the original Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, in the Demre district of Turkey’s south-west province of Antalya. Demre was built on the ruins of Myra, where St. Nicholas was thought to have lived in the 4th Century.
While most Turks do not celebrate Christmas, New Year celebrations with Christmas-style decorations and parties have become quite popular in recent years. For me, every day is cause for celebration thanks to your generous love and support. I wish you the happiest of holidays.
With much love,