I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
Agatha Bella’s story comes to us from Diabetic Cats in Need. This ten year old dilute tortie lost her human. That is sad enough, furiends. But her human’s family does not want the felines in the home. And that means that she needs to find a home as quickly as possible.
They do not have to go home together, but if they can, it would be best. These two felines have endured the loss of a human they care for very much, and they could use each other.
The shelter where Agatha Bella and Rosemary came from is working to find a home for these two felines, but they want to get them out of their current situation as quickly as possible. Once that happens, the shelter is willing to pay for Agatha Bella to get a blood sugar curve done. You see, my fellow diabetic cat is only getting insulin once a day now. It is enough to help keep her from developing complications from diabetes. But a full curve would be better.
Do you know anyone near Mansfield, Massachusetts, who can help these two felines? If you can, please share Rosemary’s and Agatha Bella’s story with them. And if you are the special person who can help out, please contact the volunteer at the shelter who is trying to help. Let’s help Agatha Bella’s and Rosemary’s human get their final wish — a good home for these felines!
Good morning, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. First, I will tell you about something that amused me and Koji. One of us was bad, and we knocked down the toilet paper holder. The human was not happy about this. But he knew he had to put it back into the wall.
Koji and I saw him go into the tool box, and we decided to observe. The human started off the job off easily. He measured the spacing for the holes and leveled things off. But then he could not get the fasteners into the wall. And he got more and more annoyed.
Eventually, he stopped trying to use those fasteners and used the ones that came out of the wall in the first place. You will not be surprised to learn this made the human very frustrated. He said many words that I will not repeat to you.
And Koji and I were silently snickering the entire time. This probably was good for my blood sugar readings, but it was not good for the human!
We did have one reading where the human did not want to risk giving me insulin. That reading was lower than we want. But it was still above the level considered to be hypoglycemic.
I will tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week next Monday. And maybe I will get to snicker at the human some more. If I do, I will be sure to tell you about that. He will not be happy, but Koji and I will be!
Felines who live outside have a tough and often short life. We felines who spend our time inside live an average of 15 years. Those who live outside average around five. Outdoor felines are at risk from predators, cars, poisons used to kill other animals, and evil humans. It is a tough life, furiends.
Teddy was suffering from a very advanced case of plasma cell pododermatitis. It caused his paws to be very sore, and Teddy could not get around very well because of this. The white coated humans gave him medicine, and one human agreed to take this battle scarred outdoor cat home to treat him.
The first few days for Teddy were rough. Even though he was sick, he did not want to take his medicines and fought his human every time. After about a week, though, he stopped fighting so much and started to get better. The white coated humans were amazed with his progress.
Teddy started to gain weight, and he also started to trust his humans. He started to wander outside of the room set aside for him. And he discovered a bed which he liked. He even started to enjoy getting pets and chin scratches!
It took a long time before Teddy gained enough confidence and trust to start to explore the entire house. But eventually, he did. And now, he likes to hop onto the bed where his humans sleep. Teddy is very grateful to these humans for what they did to help him, and he loves spending time with them.
Kind humans gave an old feral cat a chance, even though he was close to death. He survived and now he will enjoy the rest of his life with humans he loves.