"Tortical" - one part tortoiseshell cat and one part calico catAdopted or Rescued?
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We adopted TJ from a shelter nursery when he was just three months old. TJ (short for Thomas Jefferson) is a patient, calm, and very smart cat. He has to be to survive and share a house successfully with three high energy and rambunctious Jack Russell Terriers.
TJ is part tortoiseshell cat and part calico sometimes referred to as a “tortical." Most calicoes are known to be female, but we got one of the rare male ones in TJ. Most calicoes share a personality trait of tortoiseshell cats commonly described as "tortitude." They can be sassy, spunky, and very independent. Our TJ is like that when the dogs are around, but most the time he is sweet, and a loyal member of our family.
This image was generously contributed by professional animal photographer Cindy Garcia. Her amazing dog and cat photography has been a part of every McCook Humane Society calendar beginning in 2012-13. We cannot thank her enough for supporting our animal shelter and cat pack projects.