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Reader Stories: Life with a Tortoiseshell Cat

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Did you know that all calico cats are tortoiseshells, but not all tortoiseshell cats are calicoes? Learn more amazing bits of fact about tortoiseshell cats. Then share your tale of what it's like to live with a tortie cat. Your story will help prospective owners decide whether a tortoiseshell cat is the right pet for them.

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When did you get your cat? Was the cat a kitten when it came to live with you? Did you buy or adopt your cat?
Describe your cat's temperament and personality. Does your tortie exhibit typical 'tortitude?'

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What advice would you give to a prospective tortoiseshell cat caregiver?

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