Turkey has so many loose cats, they even made a documentary about it. The citizens of Istanbul would probably be hard-pressed to say which stray cat living on their block is their fav, let alone the whole city. But the Internet has narrowed it down.
This unnamed calico kitty has caught the world's attention by totally not caring that it's five seconds from being trampled at the top of an escalator during rush hour in Istanbul's Taksim Metro:
Yup. It's just gonna sit there, and humans will have to deal. End of story.
Everyone loves this jerk cat:
I love that everyone just went around the cat instead of shooing it away.— Christy (@MissChristy_Lee) February 15, 2018
Someone cue that cats theme music 🎼 Damn it feels good to be gangster 🎶— OtakuPNJ (@Otaku_PNJ) February 15, 2018
I cannot thank you enough for this.— Kate Chadwick (@KateChadwick616) February 15, 2018
But it turns out, this cat is locally famous and was quickly doxxed:
Taksim metro station. I see it everyday.— Fener&Türk #AliKoç (@fenernturk) February 15, 2018
And there are a lot of pictures of it on the Internet, messing with people and getting lunch:
The kitty has a few favorite spots:
Look at that face!
A couple people went in to see if fame had changed the Taksim Metro cat. It hasn't.
There has also been some work done to identify her. Apparently, calicos are always female.
I'm 99.999% sure it's a she because she has Calico (three coloured) fur :) She's the best.— ★sтσρ ωнιтε ρεσρℓε 2к18★ (@sciencewitch) February 16, 2018
This is also an area with few cats (amazing) because there are a lot of stray dogs (sad). She's a fighter.
"It's interesting that she's the only cat I ever really see in there. Despite several entrances and a pretty large space to guard, she manages to keep out all the other cats," wrote Kareem on Twitter.
Another user responded, "I think it's because stray cats avoid Taksim Square because of the population of stray dogs. I'm thinking she somehow ended up in the metro when she was little and never left the area."
It’s interesting that she’s the only cat I ever really see in there. Despite several entrances and a pretty large space to guard she manages to keep out all the other cats— Kareem Shaheen (@kshaheen) February 16, 2018
I think it’s because stray cats avoid Taksim Square because of the population of stray dogs. I’m thinking she somehow ended up in the metro when she was little and never left the area.— ★sтσρ ωнιтε ρεσρℓε 2к18★ (@sciencewitch) February 16, 2018
And yes, she's still famous:
Ah yes. I know her! She owns that station— oburcuk (@oburcuk_jill) February 16, 2018
Keep living your life, Metro Cat!
And keep messing up human's. We deserve it.