On this day in 2005 little Miss Grace
added herself to our family.
Gracie had been abandoned at Animal Care and Control.
For whatever their reasonings, ACC had NOT taken her in.
She was at the front entry meowing and interacting with each
person as they came through the door.
Begging for someone to take her in.
We were there because we had our feral outdoor kitty go missing.
When we did not find Button we were devastated beyond words.
I got to go into the back area where the animals are on their last hours.
I wanted to open all the cages and let them out.
They were all so scared and ...
oh the memory haunts me so badly.
So I was in a very bad state of mind when I came out of this staging area.
My husband asked me "do you want to take her" (meaning Grace).
Just because I could save one,
Not really the best way to make a decision to add to our
already large cat family.
I mean we had just added Abby in June of that year and she was still
not in any way ready to be with the 3 amigos.
As we drove away with Gracie whom ACC just gave to us, I
thought what have I done? I was so upset about Button being
gone and now I had hastily made a long term commintment
Gracie fit right in.
In fact we only had her separated until the
Vet gave us the A-OK.
Gracie just wanted a home, and she has one.
This was my easiest happily ever after.
Gracie is still the same kitten she was then ...
she only trusts us.
she is still partial feral.
Or maybe just scared.
But, try as I might, she may not accept it fully but she is
totally safe here.
Gracie has her forever