Asiknya di Turki adalah kucing-kucing di sini bagus-bagus dan terawat. Hampir tidak ada kucing dekil, kurus kering, atau kelaparan. Malah kebanyakan kucing di Turki pemalas, karena makan dan minum mereka selalu disiapkan oleh orang-orang secara volunteer di jalan-jalan. Kadang, orang-orang sengaja bawa makanan kucing di tas mereka untuk dikasih di mana saja mereka temukan kucing. Jadi mereka gendut dan tidur terus kerjaannya. Kucing jalanan ini contohnya. Bukan nunggu makanan, tapi nunggu ada yang mengelus kepalanya 😂.
Beginilah orang Turki memperlakukan kucing. Semoga kita bisa mengambil contoh. Saya ada janji untuk buat tulisan dan foto tentang kucing. Kalau dulu tentang anjing sudah saya post. Mungkin segera saya post juga di sini.
Tombili: Istanbul cat and worldwide meme honoured with statue
‘Tombili’, a rotund cat beloved by Istanbul’s Ziverbey neighbourhood, has been commemorated by the city authorities after local demand for a tribute to his memory. Tombili - a Turkish word often used for chubby pets - was known by residents of Ziverbey, part of the district of Kadıköy, for his nonchalant demeanour towards people who wanted to play with him. The cat became world famous earlier this year after a photo of him reclining in one of his favourite spots on the pavement was shared thousands of times on social media. Kadıköy’s deputy mayor said in the inauguration ceremony that 17,000 people had demanded a memorial sculpture.
All Cats rule, but some are so awesome that statues are made to immortalize their fantastic feline selves. Such is the case for Tombili, a stout and friendly kitty beloved by the residents of Istanbul, who often photographed him lounging with impressive ease on the city’s sidewalks, steps, and curbs.
It’s unclear if Tombili was a street cat or if he actually had a home, but his full figure implies he was well fed either way. Sadly, Tombili passed away due to illness over the summer and his absence was so sorely felt that a petition was started asking the city to create a public statue in his honor.
Tombili’s statue, depicting him lounging in one of his favorite spots, is now complete and is being officially unveiled today. Other cats have already begun showing up to pay their respects to Tombili: