||Two and a half years old|
||Buffalo, New York, USA|
adopted Squeak (a.k.a. Beyaz) from the Erie County (New York) SPCA
after the death of my wonderful old friend Monty. At the time I met
her, Squeak had been in a cage for over four months; she was brought to
the SPCA with open wounds all over her body, caused by an allergy to a
flea collar and shampoo that someone had used repeatedly on her. I am
in awe of the folks at the SPCA, who made sure she was utterly healthy
before putting her up for adoption.
I fell for Squeak immediately, because she looks like a Turkish Angora.
Our other feline roommate is Minnosh, a street cat from Ankara, Turkey,
where I lived for four years. Minnosh is deaf, and it takes her a long
time to get used to other cats. But Squeak's gentle good humor put
Minnosh at ease within two months, and now I often wake up with both
cats in bed with me!
Squeak earned her name because of the sweet noises she makes in the
place of a meow. I also call her Beyaz, which is the Turkish word for
"white." However, recent research has led me to believe Squeak may have
a fair amount of Maine Coon in her - like those wonderful cats, she
trills! She is also terrifically social, even-tempered, playful, and
she seems to keep growing! She also will climb all the way up my high
bookshelves to get to the catnip hidden up there. She is such a
wonderful friend, for both me and Minnosh. I look forward to many
happy years with both of them!