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About this Fanlisting

This fanlisting is owned and maintained by Trialia of unfaithful-mirror.net; you can email me at trialia{at}gmail{dot}com if you have any questions or comments about the listing that you didn't include in your join form (if, of course, you've joined), or if you wish to donate a code and the CodeSort form doesn't work for you for whatever reason, or you'd like to affiliate. (Thanks!) The layout was made using Adobe Photoshop CS, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Notepad, and it features my very own beloved tortie, Miss Gemma. Please don't use any of the layout images anywhere else, as they are all my own photographs.

Gem's a darling lady. She's approximately twelve years old, though she's very kittenish in build and weighs only about half a dozen bags of sugar even though she eats like a horse; my sister rescued her from an abusive former housemate when the Gemster was about seven (according to a vet) and, when she had to move to a flat that didn't allow pets, rehomed her with me as she knew I'd wanted to find a cat for myself and that I loved Gems already. She's very sweet and affectionate, talkative and extremely intelligent. When she wants something, she'll come find me and meow at me until I pay attention, then lead me to whatever she's meowing about: if she wants her litter tray changing (she's an indoor cat, as I'm severely disabled, we live on a main road and she hates traffic) she'll take me to the tray; if she wants food, she'll lead me to her dish; and if she wants to be petted she'll start nuzzling whatever bit of me she can reach. She's the smartest cat I've ever had!

I love tortoiseshell cats in general, as I've always found them to have the most decided personality of all non-pedigree cats, and even of the pedigree cats I've met the torties were the smartest. They know what they want and usually aren't shy about telling you (though they might be shy about other things)!

Some of the codes here feature Shell, our family tortie, who passed away in early 2013 at the grand old age of 18: she's the gingery puss with the white chin and grumpy expression. She was the grumbly old lady type for much of her life, but I think that's mostly because she started out a feral kitten, a tiny, solitary, rescued ball of fluff—she was born to a farm cat, and the farmer had drowned her siblings but couldn't catch her, and when my father came looking for a kitten he told him that he could take the survivor if he could catch her, and so he did—who hated everyone, with fairly good reason (poor little soul!) and she spent the first two years of her life living with my solitary septuagenarian grandmother, whose other constant companion was an elderly dog of quite a placid nature. She mellowed in her old age, however, and was quite happy to climb on my chest for a cuddle in the last year or two of her life. I can never recall her ever meowing more than once in all those years. She certainly was a noisy cat in other ways - she purred loudly, snored loudly and even ate loudly! - but the only time I recall her making any kind of sound comparable to a meow was the time she caught her tail in a door by accident. She was very decided about the things that she wanted, and had her own way of letting people know, but unlike my very chatty Gem, it wasn't by mewing at them.

The longhair Persian tortie in some of the other codes is named Sophie, and she belongs to one of my upstairs neighbours. She's grumbly but, nonetheless, a little darling; she's twelve years old like Gem, but is also quite tiny; to look at her you would think she was larger than she is, but most of her size is from how fluffy and long her coat is. She loves to be brushed, and will even rub her face into a wire brush to do that bit herself! Again like Gem, she's extremely talkative, though Sophie will sometimes just stand in her owner's hallway and randomly yowl away, loud enough for him to hear but not seeming to actually want anything. She does, however, like to be yowled and meowed back at when she's chattering. (I have no idea what I'm saying to her when I do that, but it must mean something!)

The majority of tortoiseshell cats, of whatever breed or none in particular, are female. It's very rare to find a male tortie, but surprisingly few people seem to be aware of the fact! Still, from the one I've known, they seem to have just as much personality as the queens.