A cat that’s pure white, with a fondness for swimming, and one eye blue, the other amber…
It’s a Van cat, a cat bred in the district of Lake Van, near the ancient city of Van in Eastern Turkey.
Cat-lovers have admired this beautiful breed for years, and even those who don’t care much for cats can hardly keep from being touched by their beauty.
Sadly, there are not a lot of Van cats remaining. Their export from Turkey is prohibited, thus there are few abroad, and even within Turkey their numbers seem to be dwindling.
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