Back Scratch II - Turkish Van Cat In Tub
This bathing kitty is a Turkish Van, a breed that is known to actually like water. According to legend, there were two white cats aboard Noah’s ark. After the flood, Noah lowered the gangplank, accidentally hitting the cats’ tail, which turned a fiery auburn color. The cats settled in the town of Van, where stories, songs and poems of the area mention the “swimming cats.”
The word “Van” is written on the cat’s brush. Who’s that hiding beneath the cat’s tail? Could it be Osama Bin Laden? Peter's mouse cowers beneath the brush.
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Carving Date: 2003
3" wide, 3.1" long, 3.2" high
As with any hand-finished product unique variations should be expected.