Sister Saturday with Gracie Conquering a Fear


Brian update;  Brian is about the same, still going frequently but he has has a few periods when he hasn’t gone for a couple of hours.  It will likely be another day or two before any real difference.  Thanks for all the well wishes.

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it! Hello friends!  I hope you all are having a good weekend, so far all is good around these parts.  Actually things are always pretty good around here and I sure have been having some fun.

Today I really do have to tell you something pretty special.  Sometimes in life we have a fear of something.  Oh come on, you’ve had a fear of something haven’t you?  Well, I’ve had a fear, a self imposed fear, for a long, long time.  Brother Brian and the sisters have told me that my fear was silly, but to me it was quite real.

My fear?  I have been totally afraid of the ceramic water fountain ever since it arrive here several years ago.  It may sound silly to you, but that thing was darn scary to me.  The others would watch me watching it and would giggle as I would try to sneak up on it and try to get a closer look.  But every single time I started getting close I would turn tail and run.  I love fresh water and Brain kept telling me I would like it.  Nope, I just couldn’t get that close, no matter how hard I tried.

Then it happened.  Just the other day I was sneaking up on that fountain again.  Then it happened, I took a deep breath and sat down and had a nice big drink.  I did it!  I did it!  I conquered my fear, and I liked it, lots.  I’ve been back a couple of times for more drinks. Can you believe that one?  The others were very proud of me and truthfully, I was kind of proud of myself.

If I can do it, you can too!  Do you have any fears you would like to conquer???

Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend everyone, and I’ll see you next time.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!


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10 years ago

Sister Gracie you are so brave! Well done for getting over that fear.

I am scared of dogs. Whenever a dog walks past the house or I hear dogs barking, I growl and bristle up. If the dog is allowed to come onto our driveway, I run and hide.

Still sending Brian lots of purrs and love

Luff from Mungo

Bev Green
10 years ago

Oh Gracie you are very brave girls here don’t have much fears…except for maybe the cat carriers…and sudden loud Forrest and Doc barking at a rabbit….we did get a bit of fear when we first moved here and saw a Kangaroo…all four of us were sitting on the kitchen bench and saw them out the window…mum says our eyes were like dinnerplates MOL MOL..we kind of used to them now.Have a great weekend and hope Brian is feeling much betterz .Head Butts Dinnermintz xx

Fuzzy Tales
10 years ago

Way to go, Gracie! Derry is afraid of just about everything, so we’re not even sure where he’d start, to conquer some of them. 🙂 BTW, we were just scanning through Feedly and saw a note on another blog that Brian is back at the vet….We didn’t note the day, but presumed it was yesterday or today. If that’s the case, we’re revving up our purr motors to super-high…We had hoped that would be the end of it, with no bacteria found, etc. Paws crossed for him. (Better yet would be that Feedly got messed up and that was an… Read more »

10 years ago

That’s so brave, Sister Gracie! We would like to conquer our fear of strange people and loud noises…Mommy needs to get over her ridiculous fear of cockroaches. We keep trying to tell her they are super fun to play with but she just runs off screaming. Silly Mommy.

Hannah and Lucy
10 years ago

Gracie you are a brave lady drinking from the fountain. Mum bought us one but we wouldn’t got near it and eventually she had it to someone else for their cat!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Molly The Wally
10 years ago

Wow you are so brave Gracie….well done you. Now you can enjoy your water fountain. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

10 years ago

Wow, Gracie, we are so very proud of you. That was so brave.
Now, how is that Brian doing?? Did he go to the vet?? Sending many more purrs to him and hope he is doing better. Take care.

Austin Towers
10 years ago

I wouldn’t tell anyone but you Gracie, but I am afraid of rustling sounds! It makes me scared every time I hear it!! Well done on overcoming :))))

Still sending lots of purrs for my buddy, Brian xoxoxoxox

10 years ago

Alex is proud of you that you concurred your fear!

The Florida Furkids
10 years ago

How brave of you to conquer your fear!!

We’re sending purrs to Brian.

The Florida Furkids

Laila and Minchie
10 years ago

Oh, Sister Gracie, we are so darned proud of you! Sending lots of purrs again to Brian that he gets this UTI under control. Poor dude!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

We are proud of you for overcoming your fear. That’s real progress.

We’re still purring for Brian to feel better.

Angel Abby
10 years ago

OH sister Gracie you did it!!! YAY you conquered your long term fear we are sooo very proud of you. And we are thankful for the update on Brian and we are purring Brian and we know with all of us purring out here you’ll be back to your ol’ self in no time.


Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
10 years ago

Gracie that is wonderful! Sending more purrs and hugs for Brian.

Helen, Darcy and Bingley

conquering your fear is momentous! You have given our Mrs H hope, she has lots of fears, too many for one lady, so your post will surely help. Its great to catch up with you again. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

Cathy Keisha
10 years ago

Gracie Gracie Gracie, my teeth and claws are sharp and I have no fear. Just cos I retreat to my office UTB every time there’s a move-in , move-out in the hall doesn’t mean I’m scared. So glad you conquered your fear.

I’m sending tons of healing purrz to Brian. And smooches too!

Pat Hatt
10 years ago

haha great work, it can be good to drink from indeed, last one we had made us sick so we pitched it in the trash

Gin and Bailey
Gin and Bailey
10 years ago

We wish you a speedy recovery Brian! Get well cuz it’s no fun being sick…..we’re rootin for ya! Way to go Gracie!

10 years ago

Keep getting better, Brian!

We’re so glad you were able to conquer your fear of the water fountain, Gracie. That was a big step. We’re not afraid of anything. Oh, dear, Jan’s laughing. Wonder why?

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
10 years ago

Sister Gracie, that is truly a wonderful thing conquering your fear like that. I understand. For some reason I have an awful fear of drinking cans and bottles. Someone must have been mean to me once and mommy has to be very careful to not have a water bottle or cola can that she can reach for while I am on her lap. I will run away quickly though I love my mommy.

Brian darling boy, PLEASE get better.

10 years ago

You are a very brave cat Gracie! Good for you!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

Yay for you, Gracie! That’s wonderful!
We’re purring and praying for Brian!

10 years ago

Wow! Now THAT is something to celebrate! woo woo woo!

10 years ago

Paws up, Gracie! That is awesome. I love water fountains, but ours keep breaking.

P.S. I am still sending lots of purrs to Brian – feel better soon, buddy!

Savannah's Paw Tracks
10 years ago

OMC! Gracie!! If you can do THAT!!! Maybe I can get over my fear of our furnace when it comes on when it is cold in the mornings. It came on once this week and I have been hiding out ever since…sigh

Debra Taylor
10 years ago

– so glad you have been having fun despite your health challenges – looking forward to reading more updates that you are progressing well.

Pet lovers please check out my homeless cat blog archives for some informative posts and stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.
Debby in Arizona

Kitties Blue
10 years ago

Gracie, you are looking particularly wide-eyed and beautiful today. Concatulations on putting your fear aside and using the fountain. It took a few months before all of us were using ours. You are to be commended for your bravery. Our biggest fear is of strangers and the house and yard have been filled with them lately. We’re all putting in bunches of UTB time lately. Brian is in our prayers. And we know all his many other friends are praying as well, and we know that prayers work! Have a quiet and restful weekend efurrybuddy. Purrs and hugs, LO, M,… Read more »

Katnip Lounge
10 years ago

That’s HUGE news! Johnny is afraid of Daddy’s feet…it’s silly!

Purrs for Brian, we sure hope he gets better soon.


Congrats Gracie – such a big courageous girl.

Oskar & Pam
10 years ago

Brian, our purrs & prayers are with you buddy!

Nubbin wiggles,

10 years ago

Oh Gracie, you are just so sweet! We are so happy you are now enjoying that great fountain. Purrs and prayers to our buddy Brian for him to start feeling better again and for his good health.

Random Felines
10 years ago

great job Gracie – very brave of you!!!!

sending more purrs to Brian

The Island Cats
10 years ago

Gracie, that’s awesome! Y’know, I’m scared of the rug sucking monster. But lately, when it comes out, I’ve been staying around and watching it. But I still run away if it gets too close to me. But I bet soon I won’t run away at all!

We’re all purring real hard for Brian and hope he feels better soon.


Quill and Greyson
10 years ago

Concats on your bravery!!!

10 years ago

YAY – Gracie – that is FANTASTIC. SMOOCH. Now what’s this I hear about your brother being sick again. I so sad to hear that. I’m purring again – extra loud too. Get well soon Brian.

Tillie and Georgia
10 years ago

Continued purrs for Brian.
Gracie ,we are happy you overcame your fear!!
Sometimes we are a bit afraid of strangers and really
loud noises. It is not always easy to get over them.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

10 years ago

OH Gracie I am proud of you too,well done!me I haven’t come across anything I am afraid of yet,But one day I am sure I will,when that day happens I’ll let you now,xx Speedy

Ms. Stella O Houligan
10 years ago

Gracie Girl you DID it and we couldn’t be prouder!

Ms. Stella O’Houligan

Oui Oui
10 years ago

Sister Gracie, we applaud every kitty who overcomes a fear. Kitties are so nervous sometimes and it takes a lot of courage. Good for you!

10 years ago

We are so proud of you Sister Gracie!

Elvira Mistress of Felinity

Such bravery!

Most awesome, indeed!

Francesca Villa
10 years ago

That is awesome Gracie!!! I’m so happy for you!! Btw Don’t worry your fear isn’t silly! 🙂