Monday, April 22, 2013

What's in a name?

Grace was about 10 months old when she gave birth to her four kittens, somewhere in the wilds of ... Houston! Someone found the mommy and babies after about 4 days and took them all the the Houston SPCA, where the babies were going to be euthanized "because they couldn't feed themselves"!! Good grief! Anyway, Deb and ML rescued them all, and most of us know the story from there ... or you can read it HERE.

Even under those terrifying conditions, the mommacat seemed imperturbable.  Deb named her Grace ... because she was so calm and graceful under all that pressure. And she remains Grace today ... so lovely and almost always calm and loving. Such a treasure, she is! 

Here are the first photos I saw of Grace in late May, 2006:





And here are some photos from when she first came to live with me in June, 2006!




And here is our graceful, always beautiful Grace as a grown-up mommacat!


13 comments:

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are all so glad you and your babies got rescued. I thinks your name is lovely Grace. ~Socks & Family

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so glad you and your kittens got rescued. We think Grace is the purrfect name for you!

Thanks for participating in this fun event!

Raz and The Florida Furkids

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so happy you got rescued with your babies.
Luv Lucy xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Grace definitely is the perfect name! :-)

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

So beyond glad that you and the babies were rescued. I love how they picked your name, so true.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

YAY for being rescued!

Carolyn Kristof said...

What a brave mama you were Grace, I'm so glad you and the kiddens got rescued!
Dex

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Grace, you're a lucky girl. I was a young Mama, too! Purrs, Abbi

Julie Baugh said...

You were fortunate to find such a good home, Grace, and your name suits you well.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, Grace, your name is so perfect! And it also seems that it was by grace that you found your perfect forever home. :)

Hugs!

Moosey

Oui Oui said...

Ridiculous, the kittens had a mom to take care of them! Anyway, we love your story and your name. And thank goodness your mom came to the rescue! Thanks so much for sharing your story!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Goodness! It is amazing how this scary story was changed to a wonderfur story. Grace is a purrfect name for such a peaceful loving girl!

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and mom are so glad you and your babies got rescued , Grace !