I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. ~Jean Cocteau
Meet Maggie Mae, my tortie. She wandered into my secluded tropical backyard in February 2017 and never left. I brought her inside a few weeks later. Tortoiseshell cats may have patches of black, brown, chocolate, amber, red, cinnamon, cream, and blue ranging from splotches to specks. Colors may be muted as shown by Maggie Mae. Aren’t those little cream spots on her toe adorable?
Cats do not often pose when you want to photograph them. I snapped this on my iPhone as I entered the guest bedroom. Maggie Mae was stretched out on top of a wicker bed stand. She stayed perfectly still while I took five photos. The room has lots of natural light. I generally prefer simpler backgrounds. But the backdrop of pillows inspired the caption—There’s a Tortie in the House!
Photo Credit: Linda A. Mohr