I want to give everyone a paw high five. It may be a little sugary, because I am a diabetic cat, but I am sure it will make you happy.
My human tells me that you have a saying that cats have nine lives. Well, we all know this isn’t true, because I have seen my furiend Pepe go over the Rainbow Bridge and he did not get to live eight more times.
But if there ever was a cat who had nine lives, it’s the one I’m going to introduce you to today. Her name is Batgirl.
Batgirl was found on a Philadelphia street in April of last year. Her eyes were swollen shut because she had a really bad infection. A kind human took her to a shelter, but it was a high kill shelter. Poor Batgirl sat in the dark for a few days because her eyes couldn’t handle any light. Her time was just about up, but then her foster human spotted her and took her home. That’s two lives that Batgirl had used up, just by getting put in the shelter and having her death sentence commuted.
Only three days after Batgirl went home with her foster human, she almost died. But her human talked to some other humans, and she was able to recover. Less than a week later, Batgirl’s eyes healed enough for her to be able to see. But then she had another challenge. She didn’t know how to eat. So her human took her to work for a month, and fed her with a syringe for a month.
Batgirl faced a few more challenges that scared her human, and made her human think that the poor feline was never going to get a chance to live. But her human refused to give up, and Batgirl didn’t quit, either. And now she is a happy and active cat who celebrated her first birthday recently.
Whether you’re talking about a diabetic cat like me, or other special needs cats, please give us a chance. We may have medical conditions that you humans will have to work with, but there is nothing wrong with our heart or our ability to get into yours.