To all the peoples on the innernets, this is Mazie Grace speakin'. It's now finally my time to tell y'all how I gots my name. For those of you that don't know it, I is what is called blind. I can see a little but not much. My story is very dramatical.
I was borned in a not-so-great part of town. No human beans really keered for me, my mommy or my brothers and sisters. When I was born I had somethin' called "fully mature cataracts" on both of my eyeballs. Them mean ol' things 'caused me to not be able to see nothin'...I mean to tell you, I was in the dark!
One day, a real nice lady came and rescued me and my family. She knowed that 'acause I was blind, I was surely not gonna live long 'cause I wouldn't be able to find stuff to eat and would be in danger on the outside. Right after she rescued me and my family, I went to live at Aunt Sally and Unkle John's house. They was my foster parents for the Henrico Humane Society. The person that would soon become my new mommy was visitin' Aunt Sally on the day I moved in. She taked one look at me and falled in love. Even back then, I was what is knowed as "a pistol". I couldn't see nothin', but I was fiesty!
At first, Unkle John called me Nelly...I keeped walkin' into stuff and fallin' offa stuff and he would always say "Whoa, Nelly!" Every day my mommy (who wasn't my mommy yet) would ask 'bout me...she tried to resist me but...when she realized I was supposed to be her little girl, she telled Aunt Sally that she wanted to adopt me...but, she telled her that my name was NOT Nelly...
See, I was gonna have me a operation on my eyeballs...Unkle Doktor Blair is my eyeball specialist and he said they could take my cataracts off of my eyes and help me to see! So...mommy telled Aunt Sally that my real name is Mazie Grace...ya know...like the song "Amazin' Grace"...I once was blind but now I see!!! So, after I had me my eyeball operation, I could see better...still not lots but better than nothin'. I moved in to my new house soon after the eyeball operation and life ain't been the same for mommy since!
Some innerestin' things 'bout me...
- I absolutely LOVE my Unkle Doktor Blair. I purr and squeak and give him headbutts...he is my dreamboat!
- I love love LOVE boys...my best boyfriends are Buzzy, Jimmy, Freddy and sometimes Felix.
- I demand to sleep either on top of mommy or next to her every single night
- I can scream louder than any livin' thing on the face of God's Green Earth...at least that's what mommy says.
- I love my big sister, Elsie Fallulah Graves. She is my best girl friend and I will do anything to help her meet the love of her life...Mr. Anderson Cooper.
So that's my story...please don't feel sorry for me 'cause I is blind. I git 'round the house real good...'cept for when mommy puts DOORS in places where doors ain't never been before! Dang ol' mommy. Other than that, life is good...I am happy...I am very brave...I am beautiful and I am loved. I am very thanksful for all I gots.
Very truly yours,