Friday, June 9, 2017

Meezer Colors Day: Legend of the Tortoiseshell Cat

Meows from Mudpie!

Today is Meezer Colors Day, a day for all kitties to flaunt their colors with pride.

Tortoiseshell cats are known as gatas carey in Spanish, and they have a very special legend about how we got our unique colors. We've shared the legend on Meezer Colors Day before, but it's so beautiful that we decided to present it again this year.


Many thanks to Yadiri's Crafty Adventures for the loose translation of the Spanish version.

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A few weeks ago I celebrated my 10 year anniversary of living with torties, and chronicled my love affair with the most beautiful cats ever made in a special post. BlogPaws was going on at the time so some of our regular readers may have missed it (or in case you might just want to read it again), here's the link to A Decade of Tortitude: The Magic & Mystique Of My Heart Cats

18 comments:

  1. What an awesome legend! But OMC, if I let Binga see it, she'll never let us forget it!

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  2. Hey!!!! I can't let Aunty Sienna see this at ALL!!!!

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  3. I love this legend - I wish someone knew the origin.

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  4. I never knew of this legend until you shared it with us, and it is such an intriguing one. I just love reading it. And for the record, Mudpie, we think you are magical indeed!

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  5. Love it. Those of us, owned by tortes, know how special they are. :)

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  6. As someone who is owned by a tortie, I loved reading this legend again!

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  7. I've never heard this legend, but it's wonderful! No torties in our clowder...yet...they are simply beautiful.

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  8. I'm so glad you referred back to your previous post because I missed it. Torties are just stunning, exquisite creatures - inside and out. They effortlessly capture hearts ... and Mudpie is no exception. Sometimes I feel bad for being so enamored with her ... but "Bear" has awesome taste ;)

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  9. I had never heard about this legend before. It's simply beautiful!

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  10. Torties are so beautiful. Our mom has never been lucky to be owned by one, but she would love to.

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  11. Creative way to look at torties. I look at them like dark-skinned calicos with catitude. I thought Meezers were siamese and the like.

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  12. mudpie...what an awesum legend !!! thanx for sharin.... this ree mind uz oh de legend oh de "M" on tabby catz foreheadz...way kewl ~~~~~~~~ ☺☺☺

    heerz two a round herring kinda week oh end ~~~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  13. What a fabulous story!

    The Florida Furkids

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  14. Beautiful legend ! No wonder that we tortie are so special ! Purrs, Pixie

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