"My cat is dressed in a tortoise-shell suit, and I know you will delight in her." --William Cowpers

"My cat is dressed in a tortoise-shell suit, and I know you will delight in her." --William Cowpers

Tortoiseshell cats are small and unusual looking cats.

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"My cat is dressed in a tortoise-shell suit and I know you will delight in her." --William Cowpers

"My cat is dressed in a tortoise-shell suit and I know you will delight in her." --William Cowpers

Tortoiseshell Cat ~ The True Witch's Cat We hear that black cats are witch's cats but this is not so... black cats were given negative and evil connotations during the Plague time - they were believed to be the cause and spread of it... whereas the tortoiseshell was the chosen ones for the ancients practicing the Craft...

Tortoiseshell Cat ~ The True Witch's Cat We hear that black cats are witch's cats but this is not so... black cats were given negative and evil connotations during the Plague time - they were believed to be the cause and spread of it... whereas the tortoiseshell was the chosen ones for the ancients practicing the Craft...

Twisted Sisters: Amazing Tortoiseshell Cats & Kittens - WebEcoist

Twisted Sisters: Amazing Tortoiseshell Cats & Kittens

This looks like my Pumpkin kitties, I love tortie kitties....and I miss both of my Pumpkins.

This looks like my Pumpkin kitties, I love tortie kitties....and I miss both of my Pumpkins.

Tortoiseshell cats are named for their distinctive coloring – a combination of patches of black, brown, amber, red, cinnamon and chocolate.  The size of the patches varies from a fine speckled pattern to large areas of color.  The term “tortoiseshell” is used for cats with brindled coats that have few or no white markings.  Cats of this coloring with larger areas of white fur are called calicos. Sometimes, these colors present in lighter versions such as lilac or cream.  Torties with this…

Tortoiseshell cats are named for their distinctive coloring – a combination of patches of black, brown, amber, red, cinnamon and chocolate. The size of the patches varies from a fine speckled pattern to large areas of color. The term “tortoiseshell” is used for cats with brindled coats that have few or no white markings. Cats of this coloring with larger areas of white fur are called calicos. Sometimes, these colors present in lighter versions such as lilac or cream. Torties with this…

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