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.
Some animal welfare activists have proposed a four legged solution — working cats. A human with Voice for the Animals Foundation said “I’ve never seen a place it didn’t work.” And they have experience placing working cats in City facilities, with three police stations patrolled not only by humans, but by felines.
An epidemiologist wasn’t sure about the effectiveness of felines in addressing the typhus problem. They said they worried the fleas might simply move from the rats to the felines. But the human with Voice for the Animals Foundation said the solution to that was simply treating the felines.
One of the City’s council members is discussing how a working cat program would work. Hopefully, they will bring the idea to the full council and it gets approved. Then, some feral felines who would likely lose their lives will get the chance to thrive. And they will keep the rats away from City Hall.
Hello, furiends. It has been a rainy week around here. Last Thursday, it was raining hard and the wind was blowing. The noise of the rain hitting the windows startled both me and Koji, and we went over to see what was happening. Silly Koji even swatted at some of the rain drops that hit the window.
The human tells me this is good because we need the rain. Hopefully we will be out of our drought soon. It will be nice if that happens. And we will get more rain this week. I do not think we felines will be startled by the rain drops hitting the window this time, because it is not supposed to rain as much.
Enough about the rain, though, furiends. On to my blood sugar readings.
For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 163. That is lower than the 197 we saw last week, and it is a good average. It is not so low that we worry about hypoglycemia and it is also not high enough for us to worry about complications from diabetes.
What is even better is that all of the individual blood sugar readings were okay. Some were higher than we like but nothing too bad. And none of them were lower than we like.
Hopefully this continues, and I will have good news for you next week.
Most of the felines and canines could not drink water, and there were no traces of noms on the site. Not surprisingly, these poor animals were sick and suffering from parasitic infections.
And this is the third time authorities rescued animals from the hoarder. The first time, in 2011, authorities pulled 50 canines from the site. In 2017, they rescued 17 felines and 84 canines. And now this.
Furiends, normally I call for hoarders to get help. But this human clearly did not, so they need to be put in a cage where they will be forced to get the treatment they need.
I hope the felines and canines taken from this hoarder get a chance to thrive. And I am glad Humane Society of Missouri stepped in to help them.