These two are venturing outside further and further e very day - they were barn cats and so they needed some time to get to know us. Now we can't get them off of us - they climb all over us and lick us. They have even come up to the garden a couple of times - can't wait until it's their place too.
Tortoise-shell kitties are a great option for a dark-colored cat for the mountains, white on a cat can be deadly as the owls can see that from the sky. I will worry about Izzy more with her white throat and toes bit mostly they are dark.
Abby is bigger than Izzy and Izzy was the most scared when they first came home. Now Izzy won't get a grip - she is all over us with love. Abby is very self-assured - already.
We find females to be the best hunters and savvy about predators. Our cats have lasted many years in the mountains - all dark - all female.
So - there is new love at the Parmenter's - enjoy the pics.