World-Famous Istanbul Feline to Get Memorial Monument

tombili Her furchin launched a thousand memes, and she was beloved in her neighborhood, Ziverbey’s Güleç Çıkmazı street in Istanbul. This luscious well-loved grey and white tabby named Tombili went to The Bridge on August 1st after a long illness. (The name ‘Tombili’ is a common Turkish nickname for full-figured pets.) Residents announced her passing away by hanging posters that proclaimed “You will live in our hearts.” Since then, more than 12,000 people in Istanbul have signed a petition to erect a monument of the famous cat. The authorities of Kadikoy Municipality area approved the initiative and reported that a monument of Tombili, who became the city’s symbol, will be soon installed. tombili-twitter Tripper long harbored the fantasy of meeting Tombili in purrson and was devastated to learn that that bucket list item will remain unchecked. He’s now launching a campaign to fill the furchin-loving void left by Tombili. Whadya think? Does he stand a chance? tripper    

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  1. Ellen Pilch says:

    Sorry to hear about Tombili. Tripper is a cutie.

  2. Definitely full-figured but cute. Yes, we think Tripper could take her place but wouldn’t you miss him if he moves to Istanbul?

  3. Very interesting information! Thank you!


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