tortie


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tortie

(ˈtɔːtɪ)
n
1. (Animals) an informal short form of tortoiseshell3, tortoiseshell6b
2. (Colours) an informal short form of tortoiseshell3, tortoiseshell6b
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* Damara is an adorable tortie kitten, always ready to have fun.
Landing in the same animal shelter, Indy and Spot, a black kitty boy and a beautiful orange Tortie girl, were adopted by the same (smitten) owner.
DAN is a stunning black, fiveyear-old male, who was admitted alongside Poppy, a seven-year old Tortie and white female.
She comes running over to you straight away for fuss and enjoys to sit on your lap, but be warned she has been known to have that typical tortie attitude where she will let you know when she has had enough.
NAME: Lottie APPEARANCE: Tortoiseshell SPECIAL SKILLS: Much is said about tortoiseshell cats being utter nightmares a bit feisty, hence the term Naughty Tortie. I'd always thought that was nonsense - how can the colour of someone's fur dictate their personality?
She's what's known as a "tortie"--tortoiseshell coloring in an intricate pattern, with a particularly beautiful face.
The other standard variations include "mitted" with white paws, tabby with stripes and tortoiseshell (or tortie).
Meg the dark tortie girl and her best friend the calico Pattie.
Jacket trousers top all Wallis | Top PS35, coat PS80, trousers PS42, bag PS45, all Betty Jackson Black at Debenhams | Tortie lace coat PS139, Minky tie top PS59, Hume culottes PS69, Coast | Floral print shirt PS25, high waist skinny jeans PS26, high heeled sandals PS59, leather bag PS49, all La Redoute (laredoute.co.uk) | Marella printed chiffon shirt dress PS230, Dickins & Jones small crossbody bag PS69, all House of Fraser | David Emanuel dress coat PS40, polka dot day dress PS30, both Bon Marche
Tilou Makhoul was luckier: After finding the stray cat she had named Tortie foaming at the mouth and spasming, she was able to get her to a vet in time to save her life.
The breed is believed to have come from a genetic mutation discovered in 1987 in a feral blue tortie and white cat in Montana, (http://www.tica.org/public/breeds/sr/intro.php) according to the International Cat Association .
Given time and patience your older tortie will come around.