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Well, as you can tell The Turkish Van Site is still growing. If you haven't been by in a while, here are a few changes. A separate Van information section includes more details on topics previously included in the FAQs. It is here that you will find information about the Turkish Van's personality, colors, showing, standards, feeding, etc. The About Us section was expanded to provide a historical perspective of the cats of Pairodocs and to give you the chance to get to know us a little bit. The Meet the Cats section is where most of the photos can be found. Fun Stuff includes Turkish Van postcards (try it!), my experiments with Paint Shop Pro <LOL>, Turkish Van folk art (!), photos taken at the Masters, plus other things that strike my fancy.


Check this page for updated information related to the Turkish Van Site and any substantive new additions.

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July 16, 2007 At long last - a new Van Profile!!

January 2007 Because I update this site so frequently, I have gotten completely lax about updating this page :-). So unless there is a major change or addition - I will not be posting it here. We are no longer accepting photos for 'Snapshots' or 'Tributes' and plan to redo that whole section in the next few months.

June 6, 2003 Pictures of our babies have been added.

October 19, 2002 I updated the Snapshots pages and added a few new photos throughout the site.

June 30, 2002 We finally moved to our new server. We were allowed free access on our old one until the plug was actually pulled so we decided to wait it out a bit. I am still assessing how much space we have and hope to get caught up on a few snapshots additions in the near future. I did update the Hall of Fame a bit and have been tweaking other sections as well. The quizlet disappeared in the move so a replacement has been added, but we start back at zero again :-(( The 2001-02 cat show results are in! Pairodocs Red Rain is best Turkish Van in CFA and Pairodocs Happy Traveler is best Turkish Van in TICA - yippeee!!!!! Trav also made a top 20 win in championship in the southeast region - it has been several years since we have gotten one, so we are really proud of him!!

December 14, 2001 We will be moving to a new server soon. We have not found a home yet, but hope the transition can be made relatively painlessly :-)) The move will occur in January sometime. We are up to 14 pages of Snapshots now and are holding off any new additions until after we move! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

March 26, 2001 The eleventh Snapshots page is up as is a tribute to our friend Sable who recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

January 26, 2001 I've added some recent articles that relate to the history of the van cat - interesting and educational reading.

January 18, 2001 I've had a creative streak!! - see my Turkish Van folk art pages

January 9, 2001 Happy New Year. We have just added our tenth Snapshots page :-))

November 28, 2000 Christmas postcards have arrived - :-)) Go to our Fun Stuff area and check them out! Also new - Health Information including recommended vaccination protocals.

September 15, 2000 It was a bit slow over the summer, but we are now at 9 pages of snapshots. I am also adding a section on the history of the breed but have just gotten started with it. Milas has been added to the cat profiles. The section on how to show a Turkish Van is up to four pages and is hopefully helpful to someone new to cat shows (and amusing to those who aren't).

March 28, 2000 Can you believe it - the 8th Snapshots page is now up! There are some wonderful photos of some great cats here so check them out!

March 6, 2000 I have added the seventh Snapshots page and the eight will be coming soon. Take a look at these wonderful cats! Also -do you want to know how many Vans have been registered since the 1950s? Check out the updated Statistics page.

February 4, 2000 I have added some information on the personality of the Turkish Van cat in response to lots of requests. We are now up to our sixth Snapshots page. Keep those photos coming!!!

October 9, 1999 I have added some information on adopting older cats and tips on how to make this successful. We are up to our fourth Snapshots page. I just love all the pictures that you have sent us! Also, there is a Tribute Page, which is in honor of our friends who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

July 17, 1999 I have added more in the Van Information section, including more on how to show your Turkish Van, care and feeding, and information on the Van colors. I have also update the What's New page. A third snapshots page has been added to show off our wonderful friends.

May 1, 1999 Turkish Van backgrounds can now be found on the backgrounds page. Do you have a Turkish Van related web site? You might want to join the Turkish Van web ring.


"Kapurz Fuzzbombe Brownie" aka "Fuddy" posed in the garden. He is a 13 year old Persian and the ruler of the house.

April 19, 1999 This may not seem major, but a new background set has been added. It took a while for the creative juices to flow, but you can see the influence of spring here. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about getting some cat and Turkish Van graphics up. Stay tuned. Also, I have added a second snapshots page. It will feature photos sent to us by visitors to this site and fellow lovers of Turkish Van cats.

April 8, 1999 I am now beefing up the Van Info section after a slow start. You can now access the section on how to show your Turkish Van and we'll be finishing that part soon. Also more buttons have been added to the graphics pages.

April 4, 1999 I have started to add some things to our graphics pages; a couple of backgrounds and some balls. This is a work in progress and we'll continue to add new graphics over the next few weeks.

March 13, 1999 Added Turkish Van breed statistics to the Van Info section. This shows how many Vans (and what colors) have been registered in the Cat Fanciers Association since 1958.


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