Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Jul 11, 2016
My cat, Lucky, is a free roaming Turkish Angora mix. She's a medium/long haired bicolored cat with a fluffy tail , and sheds quite a bit. I adopted her through a rescue organisation when she was only a month old, and she immediately adjusted to life with a new family.
As a kitten she was very active, climbing on everyone and playing with everything. However, now that she's a bit older she has calmed down considerably and is happy to just sleep or hang out wherever we are. She's a companion cat and she loves to be around her family, chin and head scratches, but doesn't like to be picked up.
We have an ongoing joke that she's a dog, since she comes when called, follows me around wherever I go, and likes water specially if it's to drink from a running tap. I've had several cats before and after her but she's the only one to develop affection eating. It's almost like she's asking permission to eat .
Lucky is an alpha cat, and likes to be the only one. She's spayed now but managed to have a littler before we did so. She had 4 male kittens, two of which I kept (but passed away recently at around 6 months of age) and had a hard time adjusting to sharing her space with two new cats in the house.
All in all, I think Turkish Angoras are perfect for families and people who have time and affection to give. If you don't have enough time to take care or spend a lot of time outside your home, maybe consider another breed.