Day One Hundred and Eighty-Eight: Tattered Toy Turtle
This is one of Gracie's toys. I bought it at the aquarium in Chicago. Gracie has a few of these small stuffed animal toys and she will play with them completely by herself, which is awesome. Other cats I've had that would play with toys were only interested if a) they involved catnip, or b) they had a human on the other end, making them move. But Gracie will grab her toy, throw it up in the air, and then go chasing after it. I love it.
I am a teacher, grad student, writer, voracious reader, photographer, singer, feminist, and thriftstore fashionista. In no particular order.
I am Squirlaraptor. This name was originally created for my kitty to reflect her squirrel-like fur and her raptor attack skills and has recently been adopted by me to reflect my own curious nature and tendency to hoard as well as my (sometime) fierceness and my love of the hunt (at least, in terms of shopping and research--not so much in terms of killing and maiming, vegetarian that I am).