Pepper is a chocolate tortie and almost looks like a plain black cat. But she has a good-sized white spot on her chest and some patches where her tortoise colors come through. She came to us with the name Pepper and we kept it for numerous reasons; she looks like a peppercorn, I love Dr. Pepper, it's a cute pet name.
She initially tested positive for feline leukemia at their first vet visit, so we kept the two of them in "quarantine" for almost 2 months. She got tested again and we found out the day after Christmas that she was negative. It was a huge relief because we really didn't know what we were going to do if she had leukemia.