tortoiseshell cat

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tortoiseshell cat:

see catcat,
name applied broadly to the carnivorous mammals constituting the family Felidae, and specifically to the domestic cat, Felis catus. The great roaring cats, the lion, tiger, and leopard are anatomically very similar to one another and constitute the genus
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TOOTSIE Tootsie is a 19-year-old tortoiseshell cat who lives with the Johnston family in Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
A blind tortoiseshell cat was rescued by the Mersey tunnel police and brought into our care.
The areas that still retain transparency are covered in Lego, pencils, wires from long-forgotten electrical items, some marbles, loose change (including an alarming selection of defunct currencies), sweet wrappers, paper, more paper, paperbacks, a small tortoiseshell cat, an inexplicably large pile of envelopes that never seems to shrink, several mugs that once contained tea, more paper and an Investec pen.
Steven Browitt and Andrew Maloney used a blunt axe to behead Greta, a blind 19-year-old tortoiseshell cat, during a break-in in Wigan, Greater Manchester, last August.
The tortoiseshell cat - barely a week old - was recovered by Smethwick firemen as they sifted through waste cardboard which had been set alight in the yard of a clothing factory in Bridge Street North.
Misty Blue is an affectionate tortoiseshell cat handed in at TAG Pet Rescue in Kent on Christmas Eve for reasons unknown.
A talkative tortoiseshell cat is nothing new, but 2-year-old Gabby appears to be in a league all her own.
Just weeks earlier, her tortoiseshell cat Libby had left her home in Venables Road, never to be seen again.
Frank Collins, who was a 12-year-old in 1941, clearly recalls seeing his tortoiseshell cat, Fred, as well as his neighbour's cat, Snowy, walking with a dozen other cats in a column as they went northwards up Bootle's Stuart Road, passing the Breeze Hill Reservoir.
SMUDGE Smudge is a nine-year-old tortoiseshell cat who lives with Neil and Valerie Feenan and family in Newtongrange, Midlothian.
Dora is a typical independent tortoiseshell cat and enjoys cuddles on her own terms.
The 12-year-old tortoiseshell cat was found starving, weak and emaciated when police and an RSPCA inspector forced their way into the house in Flint.