Gracie just loves the catnip banana. In fact, Gracie likes anything that she can play with, especially her brother Ping. In July 2005 the Mom and Dad at Manx Mnews had been caring for a feral cat they named Buttons, but Buttons had disappeared. One of the places they went to look for Buttons was Animal Control. Outside the door, there was this tabby kitten who was begging everyone who went by for attention. When they asked about her inside, they were told that the kitten had showed up by herself a couple of weeks earlier and they were hoping someone would adopt her. The Mom and Dad went through Animal Control, a very sad experience, but didn't find Buttons. On the way out, they stopped again to look at the little tabby kitten and decided that they just couldn't leave her there. So Gracie came home with them. This turned out to be a great thing for Ping, because Ping is a very active, outgoing cat and his personality didn't match any of the other cats. He was too rambunctious for Abby and Boo and Jinx tolerated him, but just didn't want to play as much as Ping did. Gracie was perfect for him. They hit it off from the very start and have been best buddies and playmates ever since. And where is Ping's limerick, you may be asking yourself. He was the first of the Manx Mnews cats that I did and you can find his limerick here.
Youngster Gracie is Ping's best friend.
The play between them will never end.
They play Pounce and Chase;
Down the hall they race.
Gracie made Ping's lonliness end.