I'm Kate, and I was inspired to create Intelligent Species in memory of my dog, Gracie. Gracie and I were friends for 13 years. I knew we were soulmates the moment we met, when she jumped and rolled around my feet, and proceeded to pee all over the floor from excitement. She embodied that excitement throughout her entire life (and peed on the floor a lot as well). Her heart was wild with love, and she shared it with everyone she met.
When she was 10, Gracie joined me on a cross country road trip from Philadelphia to start a new life in Los Angeles. She loved hikes and the park, but most of all, she loved getting in the car for a good drive, with her eyes closed, face out the window, smelling everything we'd pass.