Amazing Grace, The Two-Legged Kitty

Amazing Grace (her nickname is Gracie) was born only with two back legs. She was born in a barn in Kansas where cats fend for themselves, and a family heard about Gracie and adopted her into their loving family. She chases everything, but she stays away from the linoleum. Gracie is perfecting her bunny hop and is able to jump on her cat furniture. The vets say that Gracie is perfectly healthy and is doing well with her new family. Check out some video footage of Gracie.

7 Responses to “Amazing Grace, The Two-Legged Kitty”

  1. Jenny says:

    I watched the video - and what an amazing cat. How well they adjust.

  2. Amalthea says:

    She is adorable. That is amazing. She acts just like a normal kitten

  3. Cynthia says:

    Have you noticed how often we hear of farm and wild animals being born with birth defects, extra legs or no legs, one eye, two heads or having both male and female sex organs?

    On the video it mentions that the kitten was found on their farm and I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of agricultural pesticides they were using.

    One of the most widely use pesticide is Monsanto’s Roundup. Two new studies indicate that Roundup, is a hormone-disruptor and is associated with birth defects in humans. A recent test tube study reveals that Roundup can severely reduce the ability of mouse cells to produce hormones.

    I was shocked to learn that the U.S. pesticide use in agriculture today dumps about 1.2 billion pounds each year, and worldwide pesticide use is about 5 billion pounds each year.

    Article on this subject…
    Birth Defects Higher in Babies Born to Families
    Living near Farming Areas using Pesticides

    SOURCE:  Environmental Health Perspectives
    Volume 111(9):1259-1264, July, 2003

    Babies born to families living near wheat growing agricultural areas using chemical pesticides have been found to have a 65% greater risk of having birth defects related to the circulatory/respiratory system.  The pesticide category believed to be the culprit is known as chlorophenoxy herbicides that contain the chemical 2,4-D.   Chlorophenoxy herbicides are used to kill a variety of weeds and are also commonly used by city and county maintenance departments for grass and weed control along roads, canals etc.  Other conclusions of the study found there was over a 100% increase in respiratory/circulatory birth defects in babies if heart malformations were excluded.  When looking at musculoskeletal/intergumental anomalies for both sexes in the high-wheat growing counties, there was a 50% increased risk of these types of defects.  Infant deaths for male babies (from congenital anomalies related to the birth defects) was over 2.5 times higher than normal.  Scientists also found that infants conceived from April-June (the time of primary pesticide application) had a 75% increased risk of being diagnosed with birth defects - compared to birth defect rates for conception during other times of the year. 

    In conclusion, the scientists stated - “These results are especially of concern because of widespread use of chlorphenoxy herbicides.”

    A good site for more information on pesticides…

  4. Debbie4747 says:

    How precious she is! She doesn’t even know she has a disability. I hope she will lead as near a normal life as possible and bless that family for keeping her!

  5. JustMe says:

    It’s truly amazing how cats and dogs can adapt to disabilities, truly amazing. We adopted a one-eyed kitten several years ago, and she uses her ear and paw on the side where she lost her eye to “see” with.

  6. Sky Eyes Woman says:

    Wow…what an amazing little kitty!

  7. Anonymous says:

    WOW! How amazing!

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