Three Bonded Canines Seeking Home

Normally, I stick to sharing stories about felines. I especially like telling you about special needs felines. But today, I want to tell you about three special canines that need a home.

Sometimes, we four legged creatures develop bonds that require us to stay together. If something were to happen to the human, Jacey, Koji and I could all go to separate homes. We would miss our feline siblings, but we would adapt.

But there are felines and canines who are considered bonded. Bonded animals must stay together. When bonded animals are separated, it causes problems. They will stop eating, eliminate inappropriately, and display anxiety.

Edmonton Humane Society Wants to Find A Home for This Bonded Trio
Edmonton Humane Society Wants to Find A Home for This Bonded Trio

Edmonton Humane Society wants to adopt out three bonded canines. Goliath, Gunther, and Gasket are Saint Bernards. They are big dogs, furiends. Jacey, Koji, and I could all ride on their backs. And I am sure Koji would try if he met them.

Combined, these three canines weigh 350 pounds. But the humans caring for them at Edmonton Humane Society say they are “gentle giants” who have “won over the hearts of staff and volunteers.” Just be ready for “excessive drool” from these canines. And the human thinks I drool too much?

Because these canines are so large, they cannot go to a home where there are small humans. They are kind canines, but they are so big that just playing with small humans could be dangerous.

Edmonton Humane Society is being very diligent in making sure these three to go to the right home. They require potential adopters to email them for an appointment. And all humans in the home must be there for the interview.

Furiends, it will be a big challenge for Edmonton Humane Society to find a home for these canines. I hope these canines find that home, and that they get to enjoy long and happy lives together.

October 14 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. You’ll remember that the human and I were worried a few weeks ago because my blood sugar levels were higher than we wanted. But then, my blood sugar readings went back to where we like them to be.

Well, this week, that continued. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 161. That is pretty much the same as they averaged the week before. And it is exactly what they averaged two weeks ago. That is a strange coincidence, furiends!

The human got worried one morning, when my blood sugar levels dropped to a point where I was slightly hypoglycemic. He did not give me any insulin that morning. I nommed a lot, and my glucose jumped very high that evening. But then we got it back under control.

That was not the only exciting thing that happened around here in the past week. We had a thunderstorm, furiends. I remember many of them when I lived with the human on the other side of the country. But Koji did not live with us then — he wasn’t even born yet! We listened to the rain hitting the window and the thunder. And we thought it was entertaining.

Koji Enjoying the New Couch
Koji Enjoying the New Couch

The human also finally got rid of the couch that we had in our home and replaced it. Furiends, it was funny to see the human struggling to move the couch. He bumped his hand on things a few times, and he was not happy. But eventually, he and another human were able to get the old couch out and a new one in.

Koji and I spent a lot of time sniffing the new couch, but we eventually decided we liked it. And we will make sure it smells like us.

Well, furiends, that is all for now. I will tell you about my blood sugar readings next week.

Milk Is Bad for Felines

Furiends, today, I must talk to you about something many humans think is good for us felines but which is not. It is milk. Milk is not good for felines.

You see, we felines are like many of you humans. We are lactose intolerant. We do not have the enzymes needed to digest the lactose in cow’s milk. What that means is that we can end up with stomach cramps and diarrhea when we drink it.

This Feline May Have an Upset Stomach Later
This Feline May Have an Upset Stomach Later

One of the reasons why humans think felines love milk is because we love to eat cream. Back when many of you humans lived on farms and had felines who lived with cows, we would drink up the cream. But even when we did this, we would have to deal with an upset stomach afterwards. Since we mostly lived outside back then, most humans did not see this.

For tiny felines, it is different. You see, tiny felines have to get milk from their mothers to survive. And their small bodies produce the enzyme that helps them digest milk. But like with humans, once they reach an age where they can be weaned, many of them stop making the enzyme.

Even for tiny felines, though, cow’s milk is not the best choice. Their own mother’s milk is. And if they cannot get their mother’s milk, then it is better for them to get kitten formula. This better matches the milk their mothers would give them.

So, furiends, do not believe all the pictures of happy felines drinking milk. We may drink it, and we may even look like we are enjoying it. But if you go to the litter box later, you will see and smell evidence that it is not good for us.

I hope this makes you more aware of why you should not give milk to us felines.