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!