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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Lannate is a horrible poison, and even if Tortie is a stray cat, she is MY stray cat.
For Tortie has lived in the walled garden since World War II.
But the Nile Grove house also has a lodger, Tortie the tortoise, who has lived in the spacious walled garden since the Second World War.
slightly haughty, went on a one-Tortie-sortie, ergo naughty Tortie.
There were 20 to 30 kittens to choose from but straight away Matthew pointed out this little scrap of tortie and white and said he wanted her.
Tortie has lived in the back garden since World War II and is too old to move.
And Premier Pinemarten Tina Sparkle - a British Lilac Tortie owned by Penny Hopgood - lapped up the title of Supreme Exhibit.
AFTER reading the Echo on July 14 ("Heartbroken Peter hunts for lost pet"), I was very sad to read his pet tortoise Tortie was missing or maybe stolen.
ACTRESS Monica Gibb is selling her luxury home along with a sitting tenant - 60-year-old Tortie the tortoise.
Alice Melvin and her friend, Tortie Ballantine-Dykes, are third-year students at Edinburgh College of Art with big designs on the future.
If one is black and the other is ginger, the result can be a tortie with a decidedly split personality.