Kardelen is the queen of the house. She is a beautiful Angora cat with blue eyes, and she is deaf. I mean stone deaf. Kardelen is the name of the flower that pokes its head through the snow in early spring, Snow Drop. Kardelen literally translated means “snow poker”, and the cat is named after the snow-white and the white flower that emerges from it. Using this as a metaphor, the prominent “Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği” along with Turkcel and Ministry Responsible for Women and Family started the “Kardelenler” project. The mission of the project is to provide opportunities to young girls from the remote parts of Turkey for education and advancement through scholarships and special programs; a chance to lead a dignified life. They, and Kardelen the cat surface through hardship to survive. A special salute to all Kardelens, may you always keep your heads above all the troubles. Take a look at her and see how gorgeous she is.