Placed 5th place in Top Ten for Yoga Challenge, in Challenge Accepted Group, 26-Feb-2013

My Tortoiseshell cat Pepper amazes me the positions she gets into and then sleeps in them for hours. How she can be comfortable is beyond me. I came in one day and saw her on my daughter’s bed and had to take a photo. she was upside down, then twisted and her head was twisted all the way around and then between her legs which were facing upside down. HOW she could do this I do not know but she slept this way for HOURS!! I look at the photo and it almost doesn’t look real because of the weird position she is in!!! LOL.

Among cat owners there is considerable talk about tortoiseshell cats having a personality set apart from other colorations. This is referred to as “tortitude”. Tortoiseshell cats are said to be strong-willed, fiercely independent, hot-tempered and very possessive of their owners. They are also said to be more vocal and likely to hiss, meow loudly or purr strongly to make their needs known.

My name is Jane. I am an artist, writer, photographer, and an admirer of the arts. Here on RB I share my photography, writing, collages and art, and host many groups. I hope you enjoy my work.

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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 2 years ago

    Yoga for cats – the pretzel position :)))

  • yes – it is amazing the positions they get in and sleep in – she was like this for hours! thanks for looking and commenting.

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonalmost 2 years ago

    Pepper is a beautiful tortie! Very interesting to read about this kind of kitty. I had a fluffy tortie and we were extra close to one another and she was quite unique in her personality. She passed away in 2011 at age 17 and I adopted Taffy kitten. I also grew up with a tortie named Poppy who was real close to me as well. She used to take me out hunting with her at night. I think she was trying to teach me how to hunt, but I never did learn! I just turned everything loose that she gave to me.

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werby8 months ago

    Fabulous, Jane!!! Is this the cat that throws socks in the air? Sweet and relaxed kitty…

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