Well, in this and all the recent pics it looks like they really have become besties now!
Of course, I've always thought Buddy was a handsome fellow and now that I've seen Lily better from several angles, I can see she sure is pretty! I like tortoiseshells (that is what they're called, right?), but I don't think I've ever seen a longhaired one before.
Yes, since she has white she can also be called a calico tortie. The short haired are usually called torbies = tortoiseshell-tabby (Willow is one).
It was interesting to read all the variations! I like tortie-and-white since she's not patchy like a calico. At any rate, her pattern is neat looking.
I see the poodle more in her and the Golden in him. He does look like he's smiling.
We'll have to see how he grows up...he's only 3 months old. She had fluffy hair like that as a pup too, but got VERY curly in her 2nd year. They're full siblings, but they could have different hair types.
RCC - those dogs are so adorable and I love that they are buddies.
RCW - from what I remember from back in my 'cat lady' days (I'm no cat expert but I had dozens of strays and lots of rescues coming and going at my house for about 10 years, in addition to my own cats), calico colors aren't mixed together. Each of the 3 colors is in separate blocks without stripes or tabby markings. So Lily would be a torti or a torti and white. Buddy is kind of a combo but I think most would call him a torbi. I would have been interested to find out if he was born sterile.
Calicoes and torties are my favorite cats and 3 of my personal favorites were a calico, a black and orange torti, and a grey, tan, and white torti. All a bit odd too. : )