Update for Anka

Update for Anka

Hello my dear friends,

I’m excited to tell you that I am free from my ringworm quarantine! I am now residing in the Tabby’s Place lobby where I get to greet all the lovely staff, volunteers and visitors. Because I am handsome and outrageously happy, I attract a lot of attention. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Fun fact — did you know that oil wrestling is the national sport of Turkey? (I swear I’m not making this up.) This is where two bulky men, doused with olive oil, strip to the waist and grapple under the hot Thracian sun. This 654-year-old tradition is a sight to behold.

Because I am paraplegic, I need to have my bladder and bowels expressed daily. I am not a fan. It is not painful at all, but rather annoying. Though I know I need to have this done, I prefer to let my displeasure be known. I am a strong, big boy, so like my oil wrestling ancestors, I mimic the moves I have learned to ‘wrestle’ my expressers. Don’t misunderstand me, I love these people and am grateful they take such good care of me, but I will not give up without a little protest.

Just recently, the amazing people that flew me from Istanbul to New York contacted Tabby’s Place. They had seen the news articles about me and were excited to hear that I found an excellent, caring home. Jonathan shared the note with me and passed on kisses from my saviors. I am grateful to them for everything they have done for me. Just as I am grateful for your ongoing support and devotion.

Seni seviyorum (I love you),