Friday, May 31, 2013

Sibling Love

We continue to learn a bit more today about George and Gracie.  George had been with the former owners for 2 1/2 years.  Gracie had been with them for about 6 months and came from a farm and had never been to a vet.

On April 26th they were both surrendered to the Humane Society and separated with Gracie went to be neutered.
Then George had an upper respiratory virus and had to be in isolation for quite a while.

These poor things had their life turned upside down and then to be pulled apart must have been horrible for them.  They truly love being together and get so much comfort from one another.

Last night there was a bad thunderstorm and Gracie took it all in stride.  She appears to be fearless as storms, loud engines and machinery and the like don't effect her at all.  Must be that barn cat experience in her early years.

George on the other hand is the cowardly lion and runs from any loud sudden noises.

I had George on my lap during the storm and kept the quilt up over his head.  The TV was on loud enough to hear over the sound of rain on the roof and I kept massaging his ear to muffle and distort the sound.

Gracie came over and wanted to be scratched but could see George was fearful.  She daintly sat down and cocked her head to assess the situation.  What she did next blew me away.

She proceeded to stretch out the length of her body on top of George and then put her paw over his other ear.  With her job complete she lowered her head down near his and I could feel his anxiety lessen.

His breathing became slower and deeper and gradually he closed his eyes and slept.

I guess theres' more than one reason we chose Gracie for her name.

Long Live the Queen of Cat Comfort


  1. oh my gosh this is a wonderful story of true love. Thank you for caring for these two siblings. You have been blessed. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. There is so much we, as humans, can learn from our animals. I loved this story. Ever notice how when we do not feel well, our fur babies cuddle up close to us, giving us their body heat to help with the healing? I think animals are just awesome. Have a fabulous day. Hugs, Edna B.

  3. They are beautiful, as are your photos of them!

  4. I've been wanting a cat, but hubby does not while we're living in the RV. I guess two large dogs is enough.
    You cats are beautiful. I need a cuddler.