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My cats

 

I have five turkish van cats: young female, two males, one neutered male and one neutered female. I also own one housecat.

The following chart shows how my vans are related:

 

 

Mikke

Mikke (SP, EC, TICA SGCA FIN*Ipekkedinin Birinci Bebek) is a red and white male turkish van. He was born in 2004. He is now a neuter but has got six litters (15 kittens) over the years. Mikke got his Europa Champion title in 2006 and Supreme Premior in 2010. He was 'The Best Turkish Van Adult of the Year' of the Finnish breed club Vangora in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 and also the best turkish van adult of the Nordic breed club Vangoran in 2007. Mikke has participated in cat shows in Finland, Estonia and Latvia.

Mikke is amazingly intelligent and very social cat. He weights about 6 kilos but still wants to be my little baby cat. He is quite picky with his food, eating mostly raw meat. He was a bit too skinny as a full male but judges liked his trim and very muscular body. Now he is a neuter and has built his body a bit, but is still not overweight. Mikke's coat is absolutely white and astonishingly silky in texture.

Mikke's pedigree can be found from the Vangoran database: click here.


Photo by Heikki Siltala.


Photo by Heikki Siltala.


Photo by Heikki Siltala.

 

Mimosa

Mimosa (SC FIN*Cesmes Adile Aysun) is Mikke's daughter. She was born in 2005 and is red and white like her father. Mimosa is like a little monkey, often hanging on my shoulder. She is, like her father, very attached to me, following me in the house and meaowing. Maybe she is not as highly intelligent as her father, but she is at least as funny to play with.

Mimosa has participated in cat shows in Finland and Latvia. She got her Superme Champion title in Latvia in 2009 and was 'The Best Turkish Van Kitten of the Year 2006' of the Finnish breed club Vangora. Mimosa had her first litter in the beginning of the year 2008, second in 2009 and third in 2011. Now Mimosa is neutered.

Mimosa's pedigree can be found from the Vangoran database: click here.


Photo by Heikki Siltala.

Photo by Inkeri Siltala.

Photo by Heikki Siltala.

 

Miro

Miro (SC, TICA QGC FIN*Ilveslinnan Amir Akanyildiz, DVM) is Mimosa's son. He was born in January 2008 and is a red and white like his mother Mimosa and his Swedish father S*Lejongapet's Anton Antabus. Miro has very nice temperament: he is happy almost all the time. This "little kitten" (6,5 kg) is very attached to me. Miro has big paws and sturdy, heavy built body. With all his male hormones he doesn't like to have other males around, but comes well along with females and simply LOVES kittens.

Miro's pedigree can be found from the Vangoran database: click here.


Photo by Heikki Siltala.

Photo by Heikki Siltala.

Photo by Heikki Siltala.

 

Miska

Miska (SC FIN*Semiramisin Gadiel Girgin) is Mikke's son. His mother is FIN*Semiramisin Rana, black and white turkish van. I like Rana's sweet temperament and Miska has got a lot from his mother. Miska was born in March 2008 and was raised with FIN*Katinhännän European Shorthair litter. Miska is very active and open personality. He welcomes all my guests with warm kisses. Miska and his father Mikke are best friends.

Miska's pedigree can be found from the Vangoran database: click here.


Photo by Heikki Siltala.

Photo by Heikki Siltala.

Photo by Heikki Siltala.

 

Miira

Miira (FI*Ilveslinnan Canipek Cicek) is a red and white, odd-eyed female, born on Christmas eve 2011. She is Mimosa's daughter.

Miira's pedigree can be found from the Vangoran database: click here.

 

Mistu

Mistu is a semi-long haired, black and white housecat. She is born in 2001 and came to live with me in 2003. She eats almost anything she can catch - like some dust at the floor and of course all the food in the food bowl - and because of that she is a big cat with a little voice. She has a quite flaming and stubborn temperament and therefore she comes along with temperamentic vans.


Photo by Heikki Siltala.

Photo by Heikki Siltala.

Photo by Heikki Siltala.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Miisu

Miisu was a short haired, silver tortie tabby with white housecat. She was born in May 1993 in a cow house in rural area of Jämsä, a town in Central Finland. Miisu was an intelligent cat and kept her distance to other cats. If Mistu has a little bit flaming and stubborn temperament, Miisu had it even ten or hundred times more. She was the strongest cat personality that I have ever met. She respected me so much that I could brush her teeth and clip her nails without problem, but I think all the vets were afraid of her - and for a reason.
I lost her because of renal kidney failure in April 2012. She was my first cat and I miss her so much.


Photo by Inkeri Siltala.

Photo by Heikki Siltala.

Photo by Inkeri Siltala.