gracie tatanka

Maine Coon/Breed Unknown
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Home:Youghal, Cork, Ireland  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 17 lbs.

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-mixed breed-cat rescue

December 22nd 2008

Cream Tabby

fish flakes for the gold fish when their fed she has to be fed!

any delay in cleaning her litter tray and me working a late shift.

Favorite Toy:
lamb chop a little lamb hand puppet i bought for my neighbours kid she stole it out of the shopping bag and it was love at first sight it goes everywhere with her from room to room shes even packed into her own bag with food stuff when we went to mums

Favorite Nap Spot:
next to me

Favorite Food:
tuna tomato an onion. especially when theres only one small tin left for me!

hiding things!!! and when you get desperate shell suddenly appear with them in her mouth!


Arrival Story:
when i was about 6 weeks old my mummys owners decided they didnt want me and they took me to a field next to the sea and dumped me i was very scared but i decided i was going to do my best to be independant! then the snow came and i found a rabbit bury to hide in but then with the cold i got realy sick i manage to feed on cold chips from a near by chipper but one day in my burrow i could hardly move i was so sick and so i slept. in my sleep though i started to feel pain in my toes and i woke up suddenly to find a rat eating on my toes i tried to escape but as i did he lept at me and bit me hard on my right shoulder. i knew now i needed help and all i could think of was a nearby supermarket over the field from me it was on the edge of a small village, so i dragged myself to the front door of the shop and i could feel the heat coming out it was heavenly! i had been on my own for three weeks but i was desperate to find help. when i looked in the door i saw a lady standing there in a uniform she looked like she might help me so i dragged myself over to her. when i got there my legs gave away and i feel down just then the lady look down at me i tried to meoow up at her but nothing came out. then the lady said oh my god you poor baby and she started to cry. i thought i was in trouble but the lady carefully picked me up and looked me over she told me to be realy quiet and popped me into a box under register with a tin of sardines.! they wwere delicious but i was very tired so i didnt have much. when the ladies shift was over she bundled me up and took me home i was bursting to go to the loo i had been in that box for 8 hours and i was afraid to go in case the lady thought i was dirty and would send me away, but, when we got to her home the first thing she did was fill a tray with some kind of clay stuff and i realised that that was where i was ment to go to the loo. it was such a relief. so then the next day the lady who i now knew as jess took me to the vet i wasnt very impressed ,but, i felt i owed it to her to be on my best behaviour! the vet was pretty shocked by my condition but she wormed me and shaved me with a big noisey shaver gave me loads of injections and i was really brave i did not finch even once! she warned jess that it was a bit touch and go that i might not make it, well i was having none of that i hadnt gone through everything id been through just to give up now! so when we got home i demolished every bit of food i could . although sometimes when jess gave me stuff i didnt realise it was food and it took i while for me to understand that jess only put food in my bowls and nothing else so i just had to trust shed know what id like.(now i just tell her!) i went down hill for a couple of days and i was kind of scared myself but whenever i was realy bad jess would pick me up very gently and rock me to sleep and eventualy the bad dreams even went away. i didnt like the out doors i knew what was out there but one day when i was about 6 months old jess said thats it its a beautiful sunny day get your ass out into that garden and get some fresh air and then she forced me out the front door! she wasnt kidding the heat coming out of the sun! the grass was dry! i never knew it could be like that outside and best of all jess stayed with me so i wouldnt be scared. im 10 months old now, still will only go out on warm sunny days. jess found out who my dad was a couple of days ago his owners were delighted because the were furious when they heard id been dupmed and thought cos i was so small i died in the cold and snow . they had come looking for me but hadnt been able to find me. jess is sitting at the computor in shock cos dad is a 21lb pure bred maine coon cat and she thought i was a big girl for my age at 8lb turns out i keep growing until im at least 3yrs if not 5yrs! she has a bad back at the best of times when im fully grown lifting me will probably hospitalise her!!! lol well i think now ill curl up in my bed by the fire( i like to move my bed around myself because i know where i prefer it to be jess always gets that wrong!) with lamb chop( my own little lamb hand puppet) and go for a snooze! by the way a lot of people didnt want me called grace because i came to jess on the 13th of february valentines eve im glad jess insisted on grace cos valentine is a rotten name for a little girl cat a randy tom maybe but definately not for a little lady like me!

when grace came to me she was dying with cat flu riddled with worm chewed on by rats and her hip had been diplaced but it had all ready formed a false joint so she can be quite hoppy at times. she has no flesh over the bones in her back toes and no hair ever grew back on her shoulder from the rat bite. her two names came at different times gracie was after grace o malley the irish pirate queen because she was such a fighter and being possibly the ugliest kitten i had ever come across with all the problems she had and then being bald in patches like she had mange because of having to shave off all the matted fur (she has quite a long coat and was way to small to manage it without help) but even then you could see if she made it she was going to be a beautiful cat and so gracie she became. then when she was an average size for a 6 month old kitten(it took that long for her to catch up)my suspicions of her dominant breed being maine coon were verified and i discovered all the strange habits she had and noises she made were typical of her breed and she seemed to have inherited all of these traits as her dominant gene except for her size. I think she must have been listening to the conversation cause immediately she put on a massive growth spurt! i think shes going for the guinness book of records! largest domestic is an adult 7 yr old male main coon at 48inches! gracie is an 11 month old female (main coons continue to grow until they reach 3 to 5 yrs) she weighs 12 an a half pounds and is 38 inches long and not an ounce of fat on her (unlike her meowmy lol ) heaven help me when she finishes growing i will need to wear a back support to lift her!!! thats why she had tatanka added to her name cos its the Dakota indian name for buffalo her size and the long fur on her head and shoulders made it pretty inevitable very very broad chest a pit bull would be jealous of it!

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revenge! a dish best served cold!!!

October 24th 2011 4:04 pm
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revenge is finely mine! the mean tom cat that smacked me when i was a baby is now running home to his mummy crying with his tail between his legs!(well whats left of it lol)its been over 2 years and he had the cheek to come up to my garden and start peeing in it well when my mummy came home he was on the green over the road and as soon as she opened the door i was gone like a bullet! he was crying like a baby when i finished with him my mum was scared at first when she heard all the screaming but the she realised it wasnt my accent for a better word. i was gone ten minutes but when i came prancing through the door there was more of his furr in my mouth then was left on his body! he wont go picking on kittens again in a hurry the only problem now is my mummy is afraid to open the door cos she says she doesnt have third party insurance on me and if his owners find out it was me and not one of the toms she will probably end up with the vets bill! oh well it was worth it hehehe!



October 28th 2010 11:07 am
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im just so cross! im a really good kitty mum allways tells me so especialy when i bring my washing. mummy used to take my bedding and put it infront of the washing machine to be washed every week, well, i thought i would help out so now every 4 to 5 days i pull out my own bedding and dump it in front of the washing machine. needless to say my mummy has been incredibly impressed with me even nana said that mummy was well into her teens before she would do that! well i thought it would be a good idea to get my toys washed too and i thought i would surprise mummy and nana when nana came to visit, they were sitting down to lunch and one by one i brought all my toys in and put them in front of the washing machine and would you believe it the LAUGHED!!! im so insulted how was i to know that there were batteries in some of them and they couldnt be washed well if she keeps this up i think ill make her do the washing by herself in future that would show her!


manicure day!

September 27th 2010 6:05 am
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yipee todays manicure day again! ive been slipping on the floor and get my claws caught in the stair carpet so today meowmys going to clip them for me lots of cuddles and treats afterwards excelent!and im a really good girl getting it done to im not a big baby i hold up my paws for her to clip them in turn like im getting a proper manicure.this is what meowmy calls a girly day and i really like it cos shes home and we have all day together.

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