Help a Kitten Out: Cat Bleg II Saving Grace Edition!

Look at that face!!!!

From commentor MomSense:

Here is a pet bleg for the kitty of my friend who died recently.  I would be so grateful if you would post this.

Grace is a very shy but well behaved little kitty.  Her mom Maya passed away at the end of January and ideally we would find a jackal home so she doesn’t have to go through the stress of being in a shelter with lots of people and other cats.

She has been an exclusively indoor kitty and we are not sure what her vet history is but the family will pay for a veterinary work up and all the testing and vaccinations she may need before going to a new home.  They will also help with transportation costs.

She is a very small kitty but I think she may be polydactyl.

Thank you!!!


Here’s some more pics of Grace:
MomSense will be along in the comments to tell us where Grace is currently located.
Update at 12:33 AM EST
Grace is currently in Brunswick, Maine.
You all know what to do!
Open thread!

58 replies
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    Big R says:

    I can’t afford a fourth cat until I get and start a new job, but I can foster until there’s a permanent placement to avoid the shelter if the jackals can help with foster costs.

    Of course, being in an apartment with three other cats may be exactly the stress you want to avoid. In which case, I would kick in on a foster care fund.

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    opiejeanne says:

    Aw, what a sweet face. My two cats would object vehemently or I’d consider it, despite being on the Left Coast.
    I will chip in for transportation if necessary, when a home is found.

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    Mary G says:

    She looks like a sweetie-pie and as usual I would chip in to help with any costs, since I am a continent away and have two cats already.

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    O. Felix Culpa says:

    I wish I were not allergic to the kitties. Would take Grace in a heartbeat. Sigh.

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    satby says:

    @Big R: fostering is almost always preferable to a shelter. Cat trees help immensely in making more space for them. I’m in for some foster support $ if that works for Grace and MomSense.

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    JanieM says:

    Momsense — I don’t want a kitty myself, but I’m forwarding your note and the top pic to a friend who might. I’ll let you know what he says by tomorrow afternoon/evening. I believe I’m about an hour away from you, so transportation wouldn’t be a problem. Adam is welcome to give you my email address if that makes sense.

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    rikyrah says:

    Grace looks so sweet😏

  8. 8

    This seems like a good thread to share a Samwise picture! Admiring the view (we have no view but work with me here)

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    debbie says:

    That last photo is so precious!

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    trollhattan says:

    Kitty reads German! She’s adorbs, hope there’s a warm home for her soon.

    We get emails, this time from the kid’s principal.

    Graffiti was found in the student bathroom “Don’t come to school Friday.” I want you to know that in response to receiving this information I immediately contacted law enforcement and have asked them to investigate this matter.

    Sometimes I don’t like our world.

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    MomSense says:


    Thank you! That would be great. She really is very sweet but I am not exaggerating about how shy she is. I think once she bonds with a new person she will be affectionate and a great companion.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @MomSense: And where, pray tell, is Grace located?

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    cain says:

    So where is this sweet kitty located MomSense? Again, I would love one and have space for one, but I’m going to be in Portland… plus I think there might be some flux with arrangement. I have at least one trip to India that will be about two months. I’d have to board her that long… :(

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    I had a three cat household, time has taken it down to one. He’s around 12 and slowing down. His sister passed away a few years back and we’ve been thinking of getting a new cat. Live in an apartment in the third floor, indoor cats only for me. We even chose this apartment because it’s a townhouse so the cats would have stairs to go up and down on. I’m on the NH/MA border and really interested.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @trollhattan: At first I didn’t recognize that as a threat, since we are expecting Snowmageddon to strike tomorrow and some of the schools may be telling kids to stay home. When I read it again I saw it. Dammit.
    We had a bomb threat against the math and science building phoned in to my HS when I was a sophomore (1966). Turned out it was a kid who had a test that afternoon in his math class and wanted to put it off. He phoned the threat to the school from the public phone booth right outside my math class.
    I think the response was to move all of the classes out of that building to the eating areas. It was a nice day so being outside worked.
    But that was the 60s and no one really took the threat seriously.

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    MomSense says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Grace is in Brunswick- about 30 minutes north of Portland. She’s staying with Maya’s mom at her assisted living but she can’t stay indefinitely.

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    MomSense says:

    @Black onion:

    She has been an apartment cat and strictly indoors her whole life so I think she would do really well. She’s still young – 5.

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    trollhattan says:

    Everything must be taken seriously because 2019. No wonder our kids are cynical.

    Not that her school hasn’t had plenty of actual drama beyond the weird threats. OTOH the Spanish language SOTU rebuttal was broadcast from there, so we have that.

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    @MomSense: First off, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Second, what a beautiful little girl, I’m sure we will find a local Jackal to give her a great home.

  20. 20
    MomSense says:


    I’m sorry. That’s really scary.

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    How does she do traveling in a car? My wife and I are seriously considering. Our current cat is also a Mainer, from North Windham. How does this work?

  22. 22

    So I’m going to quietly put this here – I just agreed to foster a half-starved, abandoned Great Dane – I’m on call for tomorrow if his vet visit and microchip inspection mean he needs a home to regain his health and emotional healing.

    If he does end up here, there will be pictures and such so you can all send love and good wishes for a speedy return to health and finding his forever home.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @MomSense: We’re talking Maine, right?

    It’s not like I”m asking for geo coordinates or longitude and latitude, just city and state.

  24. 24
    MomSense says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    Thank you.

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    Yarrow says:

    Grace is adorable. That little tongue is too cute. Sounds like some good options for her already.

    @MomSense: Sorry for your loss. You were good to your friend and are still being a good friend by helping with her kitty.

    @TaMara (HFG): Awww…poor big ol’ pup. If needed, your home will be a lovely place to recover.

  26. 26

    Here’s a photo of Chloe, sadly gone but very loved. I’m a daily lurker here, so I’m not ‘known’ but willing to add Grace to my life.

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    MomSense says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Ha! Yes we are talking Maine!

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    Mel says:

    @TaMara (HFG): I can’t think of a better place for a Great Dane to heal and recuperate, and learn to trust and be a carefree pup again. Your critters always look so happy and contented!

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    MomSense says:

    @Black onion:

    I can drive her to you or meet somewhere halfway. She has a cat carrier and I think does ok in the car. I just need to coordinate with Maya’s sister to take her to the veterinarian and make sure all her vaccinations are up to date.

  30. 30
    MomSense says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    Poor thing. I don’t understand how people can do that to animals.

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    jacy says:

    @Black onion: What a lovely cat. I had one in college who looked just liker her, named Heckett.

  32. 32
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @MomSense: I will update the post up top.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Black onion: We’ll need to see three forms of ID. A note from your mother. A blood sample. A saliva sample. A hair sample. A retinal scan. The names of four references. And authorization to do a full credit and criminal background check.

    Also, please fill out this application form:

    There will also be a lifestyle polygraph.//

    More seriously, thank you for stepping up.

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    @Adam L Silverman: I laughed when I opened the application.

    @MomSense: I would prefer to do the transfer on a Saturday so we have the weekend to spend integrating the cats with constant supervision. I am assuming this Saturday would be too soon due to the vet visit. I also have a second litter box so we can keep them apart for a bit to make sure all contact is supervised and all is well. Current feline Jose is mellowed but I find it best to be prepared just in case.

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    MomSense says:

    @Black Onion:

    Ok I’ll check with Sylvia but next Saturday might work. They have a litter box for her and two and a half huge bags of iams cat food.

  36. 36
    MomSense says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Oh god that form looks terrifying!

  37. 37

    And we have a match! With that I can go to bed happily knowing another BJ pet has found their forever home. Thanks Black Onion.

  38. 38

    @jacy: Here is a photo of the current occupant Jose, with his late sister Chloe. I took them in (rescued) from neighbors who wouldn’t fix their cats.

  39. 39
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Black Onion: @MomSense: See if you can beat Jared Kushner’s record and not have to amend the thing 100 times.//

    I’m to bed.

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    Sab says:

    We expect updates from MomSense and Black Onion.

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    MomSense says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Thank you for your help, Adam!

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    @MomSense: If you want to get in touch directly, I’m on gmail at

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    Aleta says:

    This is so good. What a sweetheart. Had a cat much like her. Very shy, she was a treasure.

    We want to keep her away from a shelter or anything stressful. We have room to offer her a good quiet home here if she had needed. Definitely a 0 cat or 1 cat place will make her happiest. (We have two quiet cats and a gentle dog who ignores them.) If anything doesn’t work out for her at any time, we can be considered a back up.

    It’s good for the heart to end the day with this news about a place for Grace and a place for new Great Dane.
    Good things still happen. Thank you Momsense.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Black onion: I like your artwork/photos, and not necessarily related, I’m happy that you’re taking this sweet kitty.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @MomSense: I missed the connection that this was your friend with the health emergency not long ago, that this was the same person. I’m sorry for your loss. You did the right thing then and you are going above and beyond with this darling kitty.

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    satby says:

    @Black Onion: Thank you for stepping up for Grace! And I also like your photos. Especially the mill one. Do you sell your artwork?

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    WaterGirl says:

    What a wonderful thread to wake up to this morning. So happy for Maya and Grace and MomSense! And Black Onion! Added bonus: first tears of the day are for Grace finding a new home and MomSense having this worry taken from her.

    Such a nice break from tears from all the loss, children taken from their parents etc. Maybe this will be a good day!

  48. 48
    JanieM says:

    @MomSense: Moot now because Black onion stepped up (yay!), but my friend declined.

    Black onion — love your photos. Wow.

  49. 49
    MomSense says:

    @Black Onion:

    Yay. Once I get through work today I’ll email you.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Black Onion: I’m doing a digital intro for the two of you and I’ve deleted your email address above so that it isn’t sitting out and observable in public.

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    Kristine says:

    Late to the party, but happy to see kitty will have a home. Yea, BJers!

  52. 52

    @opiejeanne: I’m happy about taking in the cat also. Looking forward to it.

    Thanks on the photos. I really like doing it, but just kind of do it for me. I discovered it works better for me that way.

  53. 53

    @satby: I’m positively giddy about it. I’ve been showing photos to the people I work with all day today and I don’t even have her yet! I’m currently sitting in the building in that photograph. I have sold 4 photos by accident, ones I had printed up on canvas. I had hung them at work, and one of my co workers really wanted to buy them, offered me what I thought was a decent amount, so I sold them. I have overthought the idea of setting up an online shop, but every time I try to choose one, I end up reading every single flaw and fail to pull the trigger on anything.

    I’m open to ideas. My one big concern is having large enough photos online so people can just download them and not purchase.

    I also am honestly afraid people won’t see what I see in them and like them. Try not to care, but human and all.

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    @WaterGirl: my first response to seeing the photos of Grace was “how can I not?”

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    @JanieM: Thanks, much appreciated.

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    JanieM says:

    @Black Onion: This thread may be defunct, and there are probably people here who can speak to this issue from practical experience, and I’m not one of them. But you can watermark your photos online to make it harder for people to download useful copies of them.

    Good luck with Grace. :-)

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    @JanieM: and this is why I am a lurker, I have a hard time keeping up!

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    JanieM says:

    @Black Onion: I can’t keep up either, I think the commenters here must have cloned themselves.

    If you google “watermarks for online images” you’ll get a ton of results. If you saw the recent threads about Jacy’s situation, you might also have seen the links to her artwork, which she sells online. So it can be done! (And IIRC, Jacy doesn’t use watermarks.) Since I edit, format, and upload self-published books for someone I’m close to, I also know it’s a daunting, never-ending learning experience to try to do this stuff online.

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