"Tortitude" -- The Unique Personality of Tortoiseshell Cats: Fact or Fiction? Great article. I have three torties and yes, they definitely meet the criteria - strong-willed, fiercely independent, possessive of their human, and talkative. I love them all.
Never heard of Tortitude?? Tortoiseshell cats share a unique personality most often described as "tortitude." Torties are almost always very active and playful, with sassy, spunky, in-your-face attitudes. They also often fancy themselves as alpha cats, which can sometimes create problems. Tortoiseshells are feistier and louder, and most definitely "PRINCESSES" and act like it.