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Happy

Turkish Angora

Overall satisfaction

3.75/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

3/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

0/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

3/5

Playfulness

4/5

Healthiness

2/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Need for attention

5/5

Happy the Turkish Angora

By

United States

Posted May 13, 2015

My family had two Turkish Angoras when I was growing up - sisters from the same litter named Happy and Fluffy (my dad picked the names). Happy was technically mine and Fluffy was my brother's but they were both the family cats.

First of all, they were both pure white and deaf. Deafness is a common trait in Angoras - specifically for those with white fur and blue eyes. Happy, the short-hair, had blue eyes so it made sense that she was deaf. Fluffy however had green hair, so her deafness was unexpected.

Happy was the friendlier of the two cats (hence the name) and sometimes fluffy was downright aggressive (to strangers and children who played rough or pulled on her tail) - but all told they were both generally friendly, affectionate, and playful. Even in their later years they would chase each other around outside and inside. They both purred constantly and loved to snuggle and be held.

Ultimately however, they both passed away due to cancer at young ages. Happy when she was 10 and Fluffy when she was 12.

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