Gracie will always have a place in our hearts
Gracie the gorgeous Tabby cat had such a short time in her new forever home in the UK before tragedy struck.
Her passing hit us all hard and what made it worse was the fact that she left behind the brother from whom she seemed inseparable.
Like peaches and cream, bread and jam, Freddie and Gracie were just meant to go together.
This pair both around one year old when they made the move to the UK to be fostered before finding their new forever home.
They didn’t have to wait long after their foster mum fell in love with them and decided to adopt them.
We were so made up for them both and all seemed to be going well when suddenly Gracie fell ill and passed away.
She has now gone over Rainbow Bridge living Freddie behind alone.
The pair arrived in Fethiye with a Turkish family that rented a holiday apartment for the summer.
The kittens were just six weeks old when they arrived and they lived happily on the apartment balcony.
They were fed well and played happily with the children throughout the summer.
Then ten weeks later with the kittens still only 16 weeks old the family up and left leaving the kitties behind without a single backward glance.
They sat and waited on the balcony and slowly became more and more hungry and visibly distressed.
Their pitiful cries alerted neighbours who in turn alerted Animal Friends of Turkey.
They loved being house cats but soon learned to venture outside.
They were playful although at first they were very shy when meeting strangers for the first time.
Gracie only had a few months in the UK before being struck down so young but they were truly precious months. She will always have a place in our hearts.