Many of the stories I share with you start off sadly. But in the end things work out well and the story becomes a happy one. It is similar to my story. I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat, and my human had to work very hard to make sure I was okay. I did not like, and still do not like, the ear sticks to test my blood sugar and the insulin shots. But I tolerate them, and I am back to being the happy, playful, and feisty cat that my human loves.
The situation for a feline named Mickey was worse than mine. She is a tuxedo cat who was dumped at the shelter while she was pregnant. After giving birth to her litter, she got sick, and did not eat. She had contracted an upper respiratory infection. Her foster human took her to the humans in white coats, where she given very extensive treatment to help her. Mickey’s kittens had contracted the disease, too, from her milk. Sadly, while Mickey made it, her kittens were not strong enough to fight the disease and they all left us.
Mickey was heartbroken after losing her litter. She seemed to have lost the will to live when she was separated from her kittens, and despite surviving, she was very sad. The humans at Cats at the Studios were very worried about her.
But things have a way of working out. Cats at the Studios got a call about kittens who did not have a mother, and they brought these kittens to Mickey. As my good furiends at Catster said, “these kittens needed a mom, and Mickey needed something to fill the hole in her heart left by the loss of her babies.”
Even more amazingly, the kittens looked like Mickey! When she was introduced to them, she cleaned them, groomed them, and adopted them as her own. She recovered from the loss of her kittens, raised a group of kittens that weren’t hers as her own, and now this sweet cat is looking for a furever home.
It is easy for people to dismiss special needs cats like Mickey, who needed treatment for an infection, or a diabetic cat like me. But if you are one of the special humans that takes one of us in, you will learn that the rewards of being the human for a special needs cat are amazing.