August 5 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It has been two weeks since I told you about my blood sugar readings. That is because the human made a mistake. He did not realize that we were getting low on blood sugar testing strips. And because of this, we had to drop to only one blood sugar reading per day for the week before.

This is not ideal, and it did not give us enough information for us to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week before. But do not worry, furiends. It is not like I was ever at risk. The human was able to monitor my blood sugar levels still. And while it is not enough information for telling about my blood sugar levels, it is still enough to make sure I’m not doing poorly.

But now that I am getting my blood sugar tested twice a day, I am able to tell you about my readings for the week. For the week, they averaged 180. That is higher than what we saw a few weeks ago, when they averaged 157. Still, this is a solid blood sugar average. We want my blood sugar levels to average less than 200. If that happens, then we know the long term effects of high blood sugar levels will not occur.

The one thing that concerned the human was when I had some blood sugar readings that were very low. He did not give me any insulin when that happened. And when that happened, I had several soft stools that were very smelly. That made the human worried I was going through another battle with pancreatitis.

But my blood sugar recovered, and the soft and smelly stools were replaced with regular ones. So that is good news. And now that I am able to tell you about my blood sugar readings once again, I hope I give you good news next week!

Michigan Cat Rescue Needs Home for Bonded Pair

Many of us felines are furiends with each other, but we do not have to stay together. For example, I like my sisfur Jacey a lot. But when she went to stay at The Cat Cafe, I did not get too upset. Some felines, however, need to stay together. They show signs of distress if they are separated. Some of them will stop eating, and some may start to go outside of the litter box.

Michigan Cat Rescue is trying to find a home for two felines like this. Their names are Brownie Bite and Dutchess Cupcake.

Help Brownie Bite and Dutchess Cupcake Find a Home
Help Brownie Bite and Dutchess Cupcake Find a Home

You might think that these to felines are siblings. But they are not! When they saw each other, though, they quickly became very close furiends. Since then, they stay together. They nom together and sleep together. And they play together. The cutest thing they do is cuddle together.

The kind humans at Michigan Cat Rescue say it is heartwarming how much these two felines like each other. And their personalities complement each other’s. Brownie Bite is very playful and outgoing. Dutchess Cupcake is much more laid back and relaxed. So the two of them work well together.

Dutchess Cupcake had to go to the white coated humans for surgery a while ago. When that happened, Brownie Bite was sad and waited patiently for her to return. And when she did, he helped her recover. Now that she is healthy, these two bonded felines are ready to go to a furever home.

Because they are so tightly bonded, Michigan Cat Rescue insists that these two felines go home together. Do you have room in your home for these two furiends? If you do, please contact them and fill out an adoption application. And if you cannot, please share their story so these two bonded felines can find a home.

172 Cats Saved from Hoarding Situation

It is good that humans want to keep felines and want to help us. But sometimes, they go too far, and we end up with a hoarding situation. Furiends, these situations are bad for both the humans and felines involved. I obviously want humans to love cats, but 172 cats on a property is too many!

This all started about a month ago. Three kind humans decided to help an elderly human with the felines on their property. You see, this human’s spouse took care of the felines, but after they died, the current owner became overwhelmed.

The humans involved in the cat rescue — a white coated human, a human involved in animal welfare, and a concerned neighbor — started to pull the felines with the permission of the owner. Soon, these humans were overwhelmed and they brought St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center to help.

One of the Felines Rescued By St. Hubert's
One of the Felines Rescued By St. Hubert’s

This cat rescue soon became “the most extraordinary effort our team has ever taken on” according to one of the humans at St. Hubert’s. They trapped and removed the mostly young felines from the property. And when a heat wave took hold, they accelerated the process because the felines did not have food or water.

Surprisingly, most of the felines living on the property were doing okay. But some of them suffered from medical conditions. White coated humans at St. Hubert’s treated these conditions, and the felines recovered. One feline needed surgery to remove an abscess. And two of the felines had surgery to correct entropion.

All of the felines pulled from this hoarding situation are doing better. “They all have their unique personalities, and they are beginning to shine,” said a human from St. Hubert’s.

St. Hubert’s put some of the cats from this hoarding case up for adoption. Others will be released to humans as barn cats. And the felines who are not good with people will be released to feral colonies.

I am glad these three humans and St Hubert’s worked so hard to help these felines. And do not get angry at the human who owns the property. He “loved” the cats, and just did not know how to properly care for them.