Iconic Laid-back Cat Immortalized with His Own Statue at His Favorite Spot | Purrtacular

Iconic Laid-back Cat Immortalized with His Own Statue at His Favorite Spot


This neighborhood cat with a laid back personality captured many hearts as he lounged about, without a care in the world.

He was so adored by the locals that they decided to immortalize him and his memory in a statue at his favorite resting spot.

This is Tombili the cat.


This kitty came from Istanbul, and was very popular with the locals. He became an Internet sensation after the photo of him lounging and posing at maximum comfort on the sidewalk came about.

His super calm and collected demeanor and ‘too cool’ stature captivated everyone who came across him in person, or via his photo. It’s quite obvious why people fell in love with this clever cat.


His relaxed character made him known as the casual kitty who knew how to appreciate the smaller things in life.

When a passerby would want a photo with their favorite relaxed kitty, he always was happy to stay in his signature pose, while his fans captured the moment with their cameras.


Tombili passed away in August from an illness. The city of Istanbul was very sad by the loss. So, a statue of Tombili was erected at his favorite spot.


Now his memory can live on forever.


The iconic cat’s sculpture is made out of bronze.

The statue was revealed on October 4 on World Animal Day.


“You will live in our hearts. Mascot of our street, beloved TOMBILI lost his struggle for life after a month and closed his eyes to life on first of August.” One of Tombili’s loyal fans posted a note at his favorite resting spot.

A fellow kitty came to check out Tombili’s statue.



R.I.P. Tombili! Sleep tight!


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