The sweet “Tortie” I rescued and nursed back to health has lived with me a year.
Abandoned and stray, she drank from puddles and wandered the woods. We all knew her owner, who refused to reply to inquiries. Now healthy and happy, she rarely ventures from the garden of her new home, nor does she jump upon or claw furniture. A perfect cat.
The Tortoise breed displays a mottled mix of brown and black coloring. Her toes are cardboard brown, with a patch of pure white over her heart. In retrospect, I see that as a sign.
Caring for her heart has helped mine.