Tombili was a well-known and much loved cat, often found lounging on the streets of a neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey.
A photo of the chubby cat striking a relaxed pose made its way to the Internet and quickly showed up in memes.
Tombili died on Aug. 1, according to Anadolu Kedisi of the Anatolian Cat Project. A Change.org petition to honor the beloved feline was signed by over 17,000 supporters. Artist Seval Şahin created a bronze sculpture that captured Tombili’s serene spirit. The statue was unveiled at a ceremony on Oct. 4, World Pet Day.
The opening ceremony will be held on October 4th at 13:00 o'clock.#AnatolianCat #TombiliPosted by Anadolu Kedisi on Monday, October 3, 2016
#TombiliÖlümsüzdür #TombiliForever#AnadoluKedisi #AnatolianCat #Tombilihttps://anatoliancats.blogspot.com.tr/2016/10/tombili-memorialized-with-statue-on.htmlPosted by Anadolu Kedisi on Tuesday, October 4, 2016