did not have any adoption plans when we
stepped into Petsmart on January 1, 2011.
My daughter ran to the cats section and
the only cat I could see was this gorgeous
longhair grey queen, who was looking at me
with the indifferent look of her walnut-shaped
yellow-green eyes and apparently was not
sure how she ended up there. On January 7,
she found her new home with us.
It took Gracie a couple of months to adjust and
she is still scared of loud noises, dropped
objects, phone rings and completely disappears
with the first roars of thunder.
However she discovered her favorite locations -
her condo, window sills, large pillows and of
course the safety burrow under a blanket or
a hideout in the back of my closet. Her favorite
toys are small stuffed birds with feathery tails,
fish on a rod but most of all - my daughter's
hair rubber bands. She grabs them, jumps on
them, chews and shuffles them around the house.
Her favorite drink is mint tea, always followed
by a long play with the tea bag until the
loose tea is spread all over the kitchen.
Unlike your regular cat, Gracie is drawn to the
running water. As she poked her nose into
our bath tubs every time we filled them in,
one day we just put herin the warm water!
our scaredy cat was not scared
at all! She loved her bath and loved us even
more. She is very clean and her fur is shiny
and silky now. It has been six months of
our life together. Gracie feels at home
and got used to regular grooming. We became
friends and when she jumps on my lap every
time I get on the sofa to read a book or
watch TV, I cannot even imagine
how our home was once without this cute
swaddle of grey fur, And ah those purrs!
It is the best thank you a
human ear can hear!
Helen and Sasha Paradise