Grace is a tortoiseshell kitty who is part of the wobbly cat movement. Having been born with the condition cerebellar hypoplasia, she struts around with something of a wavy lilt to her stride. She seems to be doing well in her loving forever home now, but as a rescue she also had to overcome a tumultuous start to her life. Here’s her story.
Back in the summer of 2014, Grace was found wandering the cold streets of Wyandotte, Michigan. It turned out that she had been dumped by her previous owners — who also hindered her start in life by committing the crime of declawing this sweet-faced little tortie.
After being taken in by animal care and control, it was also discovered that Grace’s vision wasn’t exactly 20/20. She was even feared to be blind at one point. Needless to say, Grace’s original owners never contacted ACC to see if it had found their cat.
In a bid to get Grace adopted into a new home, her photo was put on Facebook, and she ended up making the move to Cleveland. At first, Grace’s new environment was a challenge.
An update on her Facebook page puts it this way: “I couldn’t jump onto anything. My coordination was awful and so was my vision. After about a month, though, my wobble was greatly reduced, and I was able to jump up on the low futon in my sanctuary room. After two months I was able to get up on the couches and chairs, and after three months I shocked the heck out of Mom and took a flying leap onto the guest room bed. I’ll always have a wobble, but it’s much better now.”
These days, Grace seems comfortable in her forever home. She’s put on weight since first arriving there and seems to have a healthy enthusiasm towards playing with her toys. So mosey on over to her official Facebook page to keep up to date with this Tortie cutie.
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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.