Thursday, June 9, 2016

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. Last year Truffles shared the legend on Meezer Colors Day, and it's so beautiful that we wanted to present it again...but this year I asked Mommy to help me create a graphic with pictures of myself and Truffles to accompany the words.

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



15 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

This made me think of our tortie girl, Jezebel. We all miss her a lot.

Ingrid King said...

I love this legend and wanted to include it in my book, but could never find out where it originated. "Hundreds of sunbeams inside the black cat" - what a beautiful way to describe tortie colors!

The Island Cats said...

We've never heard this tortie legend before. How cool! It does look like a tortie is a black cat radiating sunbeams. :)

The Menagerie Mom said...

Well now, this certainly explains how lovely and sunny you are, Mudpie!

Anonymous said...

Loved it!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That was wonderful. I agree torties should be cherished- and all other colors too. Very nice photos.

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Forgot about Meezer Day! Torties are so distinct. My mom had one and she was quite the character.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Oh, I love this! I've never heard of this legend before. Olive would very much appreciate it. :-)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

happee meezerz day mudpie N we total lee LOVES thiz storee oh de tortie ...thanx for sharin thiz two day !!!

we iz out til monday; sew heerz two a longnose lancetfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful legend! I wqondered why Poper was so special!!!

Annie Bear said...

What a lovely legend. The pictures of Mudpie and Truffles are beautiful.

modern nomad said...

We've never heard that story before, how cool!
Have a wonderful Thursday...

Noodle and crew

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Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Its hard ta beat a good explanation like THAT!

The Swiss Cats said...

We've never heard this legend before, thank you for sharing ! Purrs