“Real Men Love Cats” is a comment made by a viewer of this video on YouTube. She said the video brought tears of joy. The cat’s name is Gracie and she was “bought” for the other cat of the family whose name is “Sassy”. Sassy was feeling a bit down in the dumps because she had broken her foot as was in a splint.
This is a nice video because it does, sort of, buck the stereotypes. Although, I think the stereotypes are over-hyped. What I mean is the stereotype that men like dogs and are leaders of a pack of dogs. That sort of thing. There is no doubt in my mind that millions of men love cats and have a great relationship with their cat.
This little kitten seems to like his beard. I am not sure how old this kitten is. I hope, and presume, that Gracie was fully weaned before being taken from her mother.
Gracie has the classic Van type coat markings that the cat fancy says distinguishes the Turkish Van from other cats. However, it is not the only coat type for the Turkish Van. Certainly in Turkey they have all sorts of coat types. I am sure Gracie is not a pedigree, purebred cat. This sort of coat type is quite common.