Monday, May 5, 2008

Tortoiseshell Cats


Holly

Ivy

Holly and Ivy asked me to write a limerick about Tortoiseshell Cats.  Tortoiseshell Cats are a color variation in the American Shorthair, or Domestic Shorthair.  Their basic coat color is black and they have patches of red, cream, brown and orange scattered over their bodies.  Dilute Tortoiseshell cats are also quite common.  Not all Torties will have all the colors, but at least black and two other colors are what makes a cat a Tortie.  There are lots of Torties in the Cat Blogosphere and they are all different.  One thing that I have noticed is that Torties have quite an attitude and they can be really tough.  You can find lots of references to Tortitude and Tough A** Torties.

                                     Tortoiseshell Cats have lots of attitude.
                                     Character they have in plentitude.
                                              They're tough and smart.
                                              They'll steal your heart
                                     With their cunning ways and Tortitude.

25 comments:

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Fabulous limerick about Torties! :) The tortoiseshell colour does occur in other breeds too, and they are always female. :) The occasional male tortie is born, but he will always be sterile.

Parker said...

Your limerick is very true. Mommy loves tortie kitties and Holly and Ivy are wonderful!

TT said...

Torties rock! (Mommy Bean mades me say that.)

The torties I's seen have always been polite to mes. Perhaps cuz I don'ts live with them?

-d ma said...

that's probably the first limerick i've ever read that used both the words "plentitude" and "Tortitude." Good job.

Gattina said...

That's very true they are extremely smart, lol ! I see that now with Lisa who has to take a pill everyday and in whatever we put it she spills it out !
Rosie has her first birthday today !

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think it is wonderful to have a limerick on tortitude!

Gemini

Ariel said...

I so agree Love this Limerick :)

Christine and FAZ said...

So true! FAZ

PB & J said...

Aw jeeze Karen Jo - now Pearl is going to be insufferable :-) She already thinks she's a princess!

Jake and Bert

P.S. Mommy and I looooovvvveeeeddd the limerick Karen Jo!
Pearl

archi ann said...

they are beautiful

Moki said...

Torties are so cute, they always remind us of a black can't who ran through a paint store and got paint splashed all over their fur...lol.

Great limmerick Karen!

Daisy said...

I love torties! I think their furs are so pretty.

zevo hussein calamari said...

They are so cute!
Happy Cinco de Mayo.. stop on by for a few margaritas.. oh and wear your earrings!
xoxoxoox

Tybalt said...

Oh, Karn Jo . . . we LOVE LOVE LOVE this limerick! Oh, it is WONDERFUL! And you even put our pictures with it. Thanks so much . . . you are the best!

~Holly and Ivy

PS: Be sure to come by Tybalt's and have a nip-rita or two with us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. =^_^=

Chairman Mao said...

hehe, that's an adorabble limmerick fur torties! I love the wurd Tortitude -- it's purrfekt!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Torties are gorgeous kitties! And your limerick is fabulous. *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

goldenshade said...

Great limerick!!! Our newest cousin is a torti and she is WILD!!!!!!

~Goldie and Shade

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Wow, that's a lot of toods.

Ana said...

What a wonderful limerick for all torties!

Sunny's Mommy said...

That is an excellent limerick for torties :-D

Mickey said...

Yup!! It's true,it's true!!!!!
I have tortitude!!! Heehee
Purrs Georgia

Angus Mhor said...

Torties are beautiful cats! Very nice limerick, Miss Karen Jo!

Lux said...

::clap clap clap::

Great Tortie limerick!

JB's Big World said...

Our PooPoo is a type of tortie/calico and she definitely is tough and has attitude!
--JB

MoMo said...

Hey, Karen Jo, you are so good with these breed and form limericks! A wonderful one for the tortie!