It’s here! Today is the 4rd annual Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day! Of course, for those of us who share our lives with torties, that’s every day, but today is the day to bring awareness to these beautiful, often misunderstood cats and their tortitude.

I created Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day in 2020 in Ruby’s memory. Every year on April 17, let’s turn Facebook, Instagram, and any other social networks you’re a part of brown, tan, gold, black, cinnamon and all colors in between to celebrate torties in all their beauty and uniqueness!

Create your own Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day Photo

You can use our Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day logo to create your own photos. Right click on the image below and save it to your computer, then use the blank frame with your favorite photo editor to create an image with your own tortie. All I ask is that you don’t alter the frame and leave the copyright and URL at the bottom of the frame in place in anything you create.

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Today, the internet will be a more beautiful place because it will be taken over by torties! Allegra and I look forward to seeing all your beautiful torties today.


Visit the official page of Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day for more information.

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8 Comments on Today is Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day

  1. I am someone who firmly believes that God paints each cat individually, that is why there are never two exactly alike. I think He has the most fun and gets the most joy out of painting the particularly gorgeous unique torties and calicos. Here’s to the memory of my beautiful little tortie SusieQ, who had all black whiskers except for one white one.

      • Oh Michele,
        Your words could have been mine. I totally agree God designs each cat differently. I lost my darling Bella two summers back. My heart aches for her still. Anyway, in my journal describing her I once put ….”you had black whiskers, yet one white one. Like the icing on the cake, or the final defiant flourish of the Painter’s brush.”

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