Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gracie's Gotcha

Today is Gracie's Gotcha Day.
She was adopted on July 19, 2005.
It has been 12 years.

Gracie was lucky that day.
For those who are new to her story,
she was left abandoned at the ACC.
A high kill place.
Not as high kill as Annabelle's was,but
nevertheless a gray tabby had a
very small chance of being adopted
out of this place.
She was just dropped off outside their 
door. The receptionist said they didn't 
want to take her in, only meaning
it was a certain death sentence.
As it turned out I was there to see if by
some off chance my missing cat 
was there, she wasn't.
I could bear the thought that this sweet
cat who was begging each person 
who came to the door would be
gone, and in a very emotional state
I adopted her.
I had only adopted Abby the month 
before and that wasn't not going well.
On the ride home I thought to myself
what in Heaven's name was I thinking?
But, I have to tell you, after 
her quarantine, Gracie could not have been
easier to assimilate into the household.
It was like she had always been here.
It took another 5 months to assimilate
Abby. What a contrast, but that was Abby.
Gracie was always shy,
and she was always full of gratefulness,
and she loved her brother Ping..
She left me far too soon at only 9 from suspected lymphoma.
She was such a good cat.
I miss her, but I will always remember
my Gracie Grace. 


  1. Gracie was a nice, but very special kitty. Purrs to you on her gotcha anniversary.

  2. Purrs to you as you remember Gracie.
    She was a lovely kitty.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  3. Awwww Happy Gotcha Day Gracie, such a luffley remembrance fur such a beautiful kitty!

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox

  4. Gracie was special indeed. Hugs and purrs to you as you remember and celebrate her gotcha day. ♥

  5. Purrs and hugs on that special day.

  6. We always loved seeing your Gracie too. She was a lucky cat that you decided to adopt her!

  7. Gracie was such a lucky kitty to find a home with you! She had a good life there. It's sad she had to leave so soon.

  8. What a wonderful story and memory.
    Happy Birthday Angel Gracie.

  9. That's a wonderful Gotcha story. You're both lucky to have found each other.

  10. Gracie was lucky that day, and so were you.

  11. We miss that sweet Gracie, Happy Gotcha Day at the Bridge dear Angel.

  12. gracie; we noe yur mom missez ewe, yur familee N friendz due two.....we send hugz up yur way, happee gotcha day two ewe in heavenz....say hi two everee one for uz pleez ~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  13. You were clearly meant to save her that day. XO

  14. She was a special girl. Purrs....

  15. this is such a hard time for you (((hugs)))) xoxo

  16. Happy Gotcha day Gracie, keep watching over everyone like the furry guardian Angel that you are.

  17. Happy Gotcha Day sweet Angel Gracie. Big hugs, purrs and nose kisses for your mom from all of us.

  18. Happy gotcha day at the Bridge, sweet Gracie Grace. We love and miss you always. Hugs and purrs to your momma.

  19. I'm so glad you adopted Grace and she had such a happy life with you. She was a beautiful cat.

  20. Such a special lady cat! You gave her the love she needed so much.
    ((((( ♥ )))))


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