A Sad Bengal Cat Story With a Happy Ending

Hello, my furiends.  Some of you may be familiar with the organization Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue.  They do a great job of helping place Bengal cats like me with loving humans.  Their motto is that no Bengal should be unwanted, unloved or alone.

Mischka was taken in by Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat RescueKay is the human who runs Spots and Stripes  She took in a pregnant cat named Mischka on March 10th and she said she was excited to see what Mischka’s kittens would look like.  She was planning on helping Mischka nurse her tiny little kittens to a point where they could be adopted, just like she has done so many times.  One quick visit to the Spots and Stripes Facebook page will show you this.

Unfortunately, things got very bad very quickly.  On March 13th, just three days after Kay took in Mischka, she started to bleed out of her vagina and anus.  One of these would have been a bad sign, but both combined meant that Mischka needed emergency help.

The next day, Mischka was back home.  It looked like things were getting better.  She was being given fluids every few hours, and she was on a bland food diet.  The veterinarian though she had colitis, which causes blood and mucus in the stool and which was brought on by the stress of pregnancy and of being sent to a new place.  But it looked better, and the three babies were seen on an ultrasound and they all had heartbeats.

On the 16th, Mischka had to go to the veterinarian again.  They needed to do an emergency c-section to see if there were any live babies, but Mischka was just too sick to risk losing her even if it meant putting the babies at risk.  After the veterinarian opened up Mischka, they discovered that she had two litters, one of which was all stillborn.  The stillborn fetuses were what was making Mischka sick.Poor Mischka the Bengal Cat is Sick

Mischka needed to stay with the veterinarian because of her sickness.  And it was only on the 18th than she was finally eating and drinking on her own.  Her blood pressure was stabilized, and the veterinarian said she could go home after the bill was paid.  It wasn’t cheap.

After making $800 in payments, Spots and Stripes owed $1,792.  This is money that Kay did not have because of the costs of treating another pregnant cat who didn’t make it and for the purchase of a rescue vehicle.

When I originally wrote this, my fellow bengal was going to be held at the veterinarian until Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue could pay the bill.  But thanks to a bunch of very kind humans, Mischka is on her way back home with Kay.

However, as you can imagine, funds are depleted and Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue needs to replenish them.  Can you help by donating even a tiny amount?

If you can’t, please share this story.

Purrs, head bonks, and friendly paw taps to all of you.

Playing the Giver Games

A friendly paw tap to all of my pawsome human friends.  Today I have exciting news.  I am part of an event that seeks to help spread random acts of kindness.  It’s called the Giver Games.  I am in realm seven, and I am proud to say that I am the only feline playing against a bunch of humans.

The way the Giver Games works is that each day, there is a theme that we focus on.  Once we find out what the theme is, we find a way to do a random act of kindness around that theme.

Yesterday, the theme was DRAW.  Now, I’m smarter than the average cat, and with my extra toes, I can hold a paint brush or pen.  But use it?  I’m afraid I can’t do that.  And when I turned to my human for help, he told me that I was silly.  Draw, he said?  You know I can’t do that, Bagheera.

But I am not a cat that gives up easily, and I wanted to do something today to participate in the Giver Games.

So I thought about what I’ve been able to do.  I’ve been able to bring attention to special needs cats or cats with other needs like me.  And I’ve got pictures of them.

Entry into the Giver GamesSo what I did is put together a montage of four cats that I have written about.  And I thought that I should make my human donate money to help with one of them whose human doesn’t have a lot.

And that’s what I did.  What do you think of this montage of cats I’ve been able to help because of you wonderful humans?  Not to bad for a polydactyl diabetic cat, huh?

I will share the theme of the day with you later.  Once I do, please see if you can practice a random act of kindness around that theme and post your picture to my Facebook wall.  Then I can share it, and we can see how many people like it.

I hope you humans do some wonderful things to spread some kindness in the world and share it with us!

The Drama of A Diabetic Cat’s Move

A Diabetic Cat Relaxes with his Girlfriend in his New Place

Hello, kind humans.  I want to apologize to you for not being around for the past few days.  My human, Jacey, and I moved on Friday afternoon.  We didn’t go very far, around a mile away from where we were.  But there was a lot of drama for this diabetic cat.

My human brought two strange humans into the house, and they started moving the really big things.  They took everything out of the apartment.  Jacey and I decided that we would just go into the bathroom to get out of the way.

Then after the strangers moved the really big and heavy stuff, my human came back and moved other things by himself.  He didn’t even leave a chair or any of the plants for me and Jacey!

We knew something was up, but we didn’t know what.  So we were very unhappy when our human captured us and put us in cages!  I hopped out of the cage one time and took a big chunk out of my human’s arm.  He deserved it, trying to put me in a cage like that.  The last time he did that, I went to the specialist veterinarian and that was not fun.  Talk about adding stress for a diabetic cat and elevating my blood sugar levels!

Jacey is nicer than I am, so she went into the cage.  And then my human put us in this strange contraption that he called a cargo van.  We got to sit in the front, and we let him know we were not happy.

It didn’t take long for us to get to the new place, but it felt like it was forever.  Jacey and I complained the entire way there.  My human was planning on taking us up last, but because we complained so much, he took us up right away.

Well, we went under the bed to calm down.  It took a long time for us to come out to investigate.  I didn’t even eat dinner, and missed my evening shot.  But when we did, we found there were lots of things we liked.  We like the big windows that let light in, and we like to sit in sunlight from there.

We also liked the balcony.  But Jacey was bad, so we will not be going outside without our human right there.  She was walking on the balcony rail and we are on the fourth floor, so my human didn’t like that.

A Diabetic Cat Relaxes with his Girlfriend in his New PlaceBut we like it here now.  You can see us relaxing on the bed together.  My human wanted to lie down, but Jacey and I were there first.  Too bad for him!

There are so many things for us to investigate and play with, and the hardwood floor is fun to run around on.

Lots of drama for a diabetic cat, but I am happy now.  My blood sugar actually has declined since we moved here!