At the time, I didn’t understand what the term meant. That’s because in England they are more commonly known as tortoiseshell cats.
Our calico cat was called Suma. She was named after the wholefoods wholesaler that provided much of our staple diet in those days, when I and my partner both worked in a small wholefood co-operative.
As a kitten she was removed by the Cat Rescue people from a house scheduled for demolition. From them, she found her way to us.
She was small, and scared, and odd. But she grew less so over the years with love, kindness, and patience.
A calico, or tortoiseshell cat has black, cream and yellowish markings.
Who is having sardine for dinner…