Sister Saturday with Gracie

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Adopt cats, we deserve it!Adopt cats, we deserve it!What Brian?  Oh, it’s my turn?  If you would have told me a bit sooner and I would have been ready!

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a totally fantastic weekend.  Brian was reading us the comments from the other Sister Saturday posts and I didn’t really realize how many new readers he has, or now I should say “we have”, since Brian is letting us share in the fun too.  So I thought I’d tell you a little bit about me first.  Dad came and adopted me and Sister Zoe on the same day.  I lived with a very nice foster lady named Ann, and she called me Smokey.  I thought that name was a bit silly, but she treated me great, so I never complained.  When I was a wee kitten I was attacked by a doggie, but fortunately some very nice humans saw it happening and they saved me.  I was tore up pretty bad and had to have some surgery, but I can’t say I really remember much about that.  Although I’m fine now, I really don’t like to be held or picked up, it hurts.  I do tolerate being held while I’m getting my claws trimmed, but I do tend to get a bit wiggly.  I do love to sit close to Dad and Mom though, and I can fluff up my Dad’s tummy anytime I want.  I still get a little nervous when I hear the neighbor dogs barking, but Brian assures me that not all doggies are bad, I just had an nasty encounter with a bad one.  Brian told me there were two big doggies that used to live here, but they went Over the Rainbow Bridge before I got here.  Outside of that, I don’t really have any other side effects of that bad day, I still love to run, romp and play with the best of them.

Asthma, I do have asthma, which is no fun when I have one of those breathing problems, but I’m coping quite well.  I was taking some pills, but it caused me to put on a little weight, so we went to an inhaler thingy that Dad helps me with if I have an attack.  I don’t like that mask over my nose, but I do tolerate it since it helps right away.  But generally I’ve done great and might only have an asthma attack once every couple of months now.  But they sure are scary when they happen.  So, that’s my background for those of you who didn’t know about me.

Brother Brian assigns each of us tasks to do around the house, and Brian appointed me as the Alarm Cat.  I’m quite honored and take this roll seriously.  My primary job is to make sure that Dad and Mom are awake by 5:00am every single day.  Let me tell you, I am very good at this, although sometimes I worry about them not waking up on time so I actually start a bit early just to make sure.  My other role is that of Group SpokesCat.  The others don’t talk too much, but me, I talk all of the time, so if there is something that needs to be said for the group, it’s up to me to get the message across.  I guess you could say I’m the Press Secretary to The Brian King.

I hope all of you have a fun weekend, and we’ll chat again.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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51 thoughts on “Sister Saturday with Gracie

  1. Hilary

    Oh Gracie – I didn’t know about the dog’s… you poor thing… that must have been so scary…. I am so glad you are OK. I never knew your parents had dogs.. Silly me just assumed they were cats all the way…

    You and your beau are sure two of a kind. He trys to wake us up by 5AM every day too, but like you, I think he gets nervous that he will be late & start early. This AM he got the job done by 4:15!

    Alex is kissing your picture… he says “come on over – he will get rid of the parents!” so you two can have some quality time…

  2. Simba

    Gracie, it is a sad fact that some dogs will actually attack cats and kittens, and you were the victim of one of them. I am so glad you ended up at your Forever Home with your wonderul humans and siblings.

  3. Admiral Hestorb

    Sister Gracie, I had no idea about that dog and it makes mom and I cringe thinking of it Thank heavens someone helped you sweet girl. MUCH love to you and you couldn’t have a nicer home. But I know you already know that. Much love darling girl.

  4. Fluffy and Heather

    You are the first cat I’ve met with asthma. I was sure it was only limited to humans up until now! Your Dad is right – not all doggies are bad. Sometimes, they just get carried away. We are so glad you are safe and sound now. xx

  5. Marg

    Hi there Sister Gracie. It was so much fun hearing all about you. We are so glad you got to take over the blog today. Our job is to wake up the Mom every morning at five too. But we just do that to make sure we get our fuds really early.
    Glad Dad got the inhaler for you so you don’t have to take those pills that make you a tiny bit chubby any more. Bet you get lots and lots of window whiffins today. Nice and cool. Take care.

  6. Pip

    Oh Gracie, Brian is right, most doggies are very nice. I am so sorry that happened to you. My sister Rosie doesn’t like to be picked up much either. Oh, and being the alarm cat is VERY important. I am the alarm dog around this house.

    Your pal, Pip

  7. Hannah and Lucy

    Hannah has asthma too Gracie – she takes half a tablet every other day but if it gets worse (the weather affects it sometimes) she gets it everyday until it subsides. Mum grinds the tablet down with the back of a spoon and mixes it with a small amount of wet food and it goes down a treat. It doesn’t stop her being queen of all she surveys!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. Momo

    We are sorry about you being messed up by the doggie, but very glad that you were saved and ended up in a loving home. We didn’t know cats can have asthma and get treated the same way as humans.

  9. Athena

    Oh Gracie, it was wonderful to get to know you better. I am so sorry that woofie hurt you, but I am glad you are okay now and found such a wonderful forever home.

  10. Jacqueline

    We enjoyed your post, beautiful Gracie; we didn’t know about your terrible encounter with the bad woofie, but are so glad you were rescued and doing fine now and living with your wonderful family…Happy weekend sweet friends…kisses…Calle, Halle, Sukki

  11. Old Kitty

    Beautiful Gracie!!! Awww look at you all gorgeous and lovely!! Thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself here! Me and Charlie think you are one amazing kitty with your fantastically positive cattitude!! Awwww! We think you make a most brilliant press secretary too! Yay!!

    We are also waving to King Brian and Princesses Precious, Sascha, Dolly and Zoe! Take care

  12. Artemisia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla

    You are a wonderful press secretary and I bet you are a pawsome alarm clock. I know what hard work that is cause I am the alarm cat here. The humans seem to get annoyed when I wake them on weekends though. Don’t they understand they should get up at the same time every day? Mommy had a bout with asthma (hers was caused by a virus) so we knows it can be very scary. We are all very glad they has medicine to help you with that.

    Please let Brian know I would love to come snuggle with him and I thought he was very clever using the wooden thingy. ~Scylla

    PS: Fenris wants to let you know that he would never hurt you and that he will be on his best behavior if you comes to visit us.

  13. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey

    Hi Gracie – it is very nice to meet you in such detail! We are glad you survived the doggie incident and love hearing about your alarm duties. Our kitty Zoey has that job at our house, and just like you, boy does she take that job SERIOUSLY!!!!

  14. mariodacat

    Oh Gracie – you have an amazing story to tell, and I’m so glad Brian shared his bloggy with you so we could get to know you better. I’m so sorry you had a bad experience with dat doggie when you were little. Brian is right – not all doggies are bad. In fact, I has many doggie friends on line anyway, and a couple next door in person. We sniff each other and those little doggies usually look for me when they are outside. So nice getting to know you better.

  15. Finn

    Hey there Brian & Friends-thanks for stopping by! I love the role of Alarm Cat, I am a pretty good Alarm Dog too. Getting them up that early in the morning is VERY CRUCIAL! Hope you have a good weekend!

  16. Tom the Church Cat

    Gracie, I love how Brian assigns chores for everybody..that’s really funny! He has always struck me as a very organized cat, so I’m not surprised. It was good to see you today, Gracie. I’m glad you all get different turns. This time, I noticed the ear tufts you have. A teensy trace of Maine Coon, like me, I say!

    Have a good weekend, furriends (and to mom and dad, too)


  17. Kitcaboodles

    Oh Gracie what a story you have! I’m so glad to hear that you were saved by some kind people and don’t remember too much about it now. I know you said you don’t like to be picked up so I will give you a virtual cuddle through the interwebs instead! ((( )))

  18. Fraidy Cats

    Great post, Sister Gracie! We did not realize you had a scary experience with a woofie! We’re glad everything is ok now – you have a wonderful faimly. We like your special assignments 😀 Have a great weekend!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

  19. Prancer Pie

    Thanks fur sharing your story wif us. We didn’t know about cat inhalers. Mommy lufs that photo. She says that nose is very kissable! Haf a pawsome day, kittehz. xoxo

  20. Oskar

    Gracie, Brian’s right, not all of us doggies are mean like that at all! It’s nice to get to know you more. Sorry about your asthma.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  21. Sharon K Mayhew

    Oh, Gracie…I’m so sorry a dog hurt you. I’m really glad some humans helped you and that you are okay. I didn’t know cats got asthma. You did a really good post. 😀

  22. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew

    Sweet Sister Gracie we sure enjoyed your post and learning more about you. We are so happy you recovered from the dog attack and you are doing so well. We know you are in a wonderful, loving, caring home now and Brian and all the rest of the family will keep you safe and take good care of you. You have a great forever home. Hugs and nose kisses

  23. Mark's Mews

    We are very sorry ta hear about the doggie attack, Gracie. That happened to the cat who came before Skeeter and LC too. She had to be petted JUST right or it hurt.

  24. Katnip Lounge

    Gracie! We knew you had been attacked by a dog, we are so happy you were saved. What we didn’t know were your two most awesomest jobs; Alarm Cat and Spokes Cat! We say, it’s NEVER too early to start the day! A LOT.

  25. Tamago

    Hi Gracie. I am so sorry you were attacked by a dog. I’m so glad there was good human who caught the incident and saved you. Brian is right, not all dogs are bad but we understand you get nervous when you hear barking.
    Your assignment as an alarm cat is very important! One of my kitties wakes me up every morning to make sure I’m not late to serve their breakfast 🙂

  26. The Island Cats

    Thanks for sharing your story with us, Sister Gracie. We’re sorry to hear about your bad encounter with woofies. But we are happy you are better with no real ill effects.

  27. Karen Jo

    I am so sorry that you got hurt by a mean doggie. Not all doggies are mean, but we can understand why hearing barking makes you nervous. Don’t worry about not liking to be picked up. Neither of us likes it, either and Mom doesn’t mind a bit. Just make sure that you get plenty of cuddle time.

    Herman and Emma

  28. GreatGranny

    Lovely Gracie, we’re sorry you were hurt by the woofie. And we’re so glad you were rescued and have such a loving furever home with loving pawrents.
    xoxo Kassey and her Mom

  29. Oui Oui

    We love Gotcha stories. Yours was a scary one with a happy ending. You are very lucky some one rescued you! You have a very responsible job. We all pitch in and help with waking the beans.

  30. Whisppy

    Wow. We didn’t know about you and the dog. Our encounter with a dog has always just been Whisky and she’s a really nice sister to have. She does chase us sometimes, but it’s all in fun and we chase her back!
    We’re so glad you are now living with Brian and your other sisters. 🙂

  31. ann dziemianowicz

    Aww, Gracie I didn’t know your story. I’m so happy you have a loving home now.

    I also like it that you have a job. You know I love kitties who have careers and you sound like you have your paws full!

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