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Gracie and the Little Pink Pig

Once upon a time, Gracie was a kitten.  She was sweet as could be and very affectionate.  George and Gracie were found abandoned in the woods.  We have always assumed they were litter mates, and we've wondered if there were others that didn't survive their abandonment.

She's always been such a timid little thing, and we think that early kitten trauma is at least partly to blame.  Some good friends of ours were looking for homes for these two sweet kittens, and we agreed to take them in when we moved up to our new house back in 2002.  I guess we're just soft headed  hearted that way.

Not long after, my friend Sue gave me some crew socks that were so cute.  They had gripping soles and a pig's face on the tops of the feet.  On the backs of the ankles and over the Achilles tendon, there were these little ball fringe pigs.


They were the cutest socks, and I wore them constantly.  The little pink pigs didn't stay on for long, and I never bothered trying to sew them back on. 

That was fine with Gracie.  She adopted them and carried one or the other of them around in her mouth constantly.  She approached us for snuggles and pets and dropped it at our feet.  Then, when she moved on, she picked it up again and carried it with her.  She was inseparable from her little buddies, the little pink pigs.  She did that for about the first two years of her life.  It was the sweetest, most endearing thing I've ever seen a cat do.  They were the equivalent of her little security stuffed animals.

Gracie has grown up now, and she's a beautiful little lady.  She doesn't pay any attention to the pink pigs any more.  She has more important things to do with her busy life.

Like, making herself available for petting.  Just in case anyone is asking.

13 comments from clever and witty friends:

sunny said...

Awww.....isn't she sweet? Many years ago, I went to adopt a cat from a Cat Rescue group. I knew that I wanted a tortie, and there were three to chose from. But a little grey and white cat pleaded with me to chose her, and I couldn't resist her sweet little face. I named her Gracie before we even got home that day, and she was the most loving, friendly cat I've ever owned. Aren't cats the greatest??

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Give her lots of petting from me :) Gracie is a beautiful cat. Thank you for sharing her story.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a sweet story!And Gracie surely is a beauty.

Loretta said...

What a touching tribute to Gracie...she is sooo sweet! Thanks for sharing her story...it put a smile on face. Wishing you all a great week! Hugs

Diane Wild said...

I love this story. I miss not having a cat own me. Maybe there will be another in my life some day.

Denise :) said...

She really is quite darling ... and I have to admit, I'd love to pet her; she looks very pettable! :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Gracie is beautiful!!! And she looks like her personality is just as beautiful.

I had a lovely calico that looked a lot like her for 14 years and loved her dearly. For many years, she was actually my best friend. You can't have a better friend than a loving cat. Just saying. =^..^=

quiltzyx said...

Well, who wouldn't want to hang out with those cute little piggies? Has Gracie decided on a pattern for her quilt yet?

Snoodles said...

Gracie is a lovely lady! Would love to have her cuddled up for a while with me! Although Moses would probably get quite jealous!

Sarah said...

Such a sweet little girl! I love it when my calico, Squeaky, carries her toys around, altho she lacks the devotion that Gracie had with her piggies.

Jennifer Ofenstein said...

What a sweetie your Gracie is! That was a lucky little pig to be loved by such a pretty lady. ;)

LethargicLass said...

oh dear Gracie... how nice to have you in the spotlight :) Love everything about you!

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