Mews and Nips: Gracie the Adventure Cat


Mike Usher heard a kitten’s faint cries seemingly coming from inside a wall while taking care of his uncle’s house on St. John in the US Virgin Islands. After looking for six days, he found the kitten, cleaned her up, and fed her. Once they took a minute to look at each other, it was love at first sight. Mike loves to hike and swim, and couldn’t bear the thought of leaving Gracie behind, so he trained her to join him on his adventures. Read more about the pair on the Animal Rescue Site blog, or follow their adventures on Instagram.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we featured a comprehensive article on all forms of aggression cats, on Tuesday, we reviewed Hound and Gatos canned food, on Wednesday, Dr. Marci Koski answered behavior questions, on Thursday, we featured an adorable Halloween themed Bat Cat Scratcher, and on Friday, we featured Hannah Shaw’s new children’s book, Kitten Lady’s Big Book of Little Kittens.

Today’s video shows 5-week-old Gracie going for a swim – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photo via Gracie’s Instagram

4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Gracie the Adventure Cat

  1. Sandy Weinstein
    December 29, 2019 at 2:31 am (7 months ago)

    that is amazing. i did not know cats swam like this. i think she thinks he is her mother. what a great story.

  2. Eleanor Skibo
    October 13, 2019 at 12:30 pm (10 months ago)

    Gracie, you are truly the ‘Adventure Cat’ and thank goodness you’ve met your ‘Soul Mate’,
    Mike. You two were meant to be together!

  3. Julie Blaskie
    October 13, 2019 at 2:00 am (10 months ago)

    What a cute little adventuress, Gracie! She really loves her Daddy! 🙂

  4. Janine
    October 12, 2019 at 7:03 am (10 months ago)

    Oh my gosh! I love Gracie.


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