Samson here. I realize it's a little strange that I'm doing a Tortie Tuesday post, but I feel I must offer some advice on how to deal with Torties to my Mancat friends Sammy and Andy since it looks like they will have the beautiful Tortie Shelly in their lives very soon.
Deli and I have a fairly harmonious relationship but it's only because I follow the very important Tortie rules.
1) She is always right! Even though you know in the depths of your soul that you are right, you're wrong! Get used to it. There's no way around it...believe me, I've tried. You may be physically more powerful than her, but trust me, she will make your life a living hell unless you agree with her.
2) Let her approach you for smooching. Torties are incredibly beautiful and I know firstpaw how attractive they are, but friends, they never want to smooch when you do. Take what you can get and give her big kisses after she gives you the sign. It's all you'll ever get.
3) Give her the most comfortable spot in the house. It may seem unfair but my motto is: A happy Tortie equals a happy Mancat. These girls are headstrong and they will push you out of your favorite spot without blinking an eye. In fact, I really don't think they even know how to blink.
4) Know when to walk away. Always leave them wanting more. This way they will never get tired of you. As difficult as it is to leave their embrace, it keeps them appreciating your charms. Besides, if you end up staying longer than you should, you'll get smacked.
They're really not as bad as they sound. Their incredible beauty and dogged loyalty will win you over every time. If you follow these simple rules, you'll be happy Mancats with the beautiful Shelly to show off!