Jacey Wishes you a Happy Sunday

Bagheera The Diabetic Cat's Furiend Jacey

Bagheera The Diabetic Cat's Furiend JaceyHello, everyone.  Today it’s Jacey writing.  Bagheera has been trying to get his blood sugar under control by exercising more, so he can’t come to the computer right now.  It’s good for a diabetic cat to exercise.  He is busy scampering around the apartment, tossing a toy up in the air and then pouncing on it.

But he had some nice stories to tell you this week, and I wanted to share them with you.

First is the story he shared with you about Lucky and Bindy.  You will remember that these two cats were abused in horrible ways by evil humans, but that they have nothing but love to give to the humans at the Homeless Animals Rescue Team and Michigan Cat Rescue who have taken them in.

These two furiends of both Bagheera and mine are doing much better.  Read about their path to recovery because it will make you happy.

I am sure you are familiar with the story of Little Bear.  He was born with severely deformed legs, but his human saw that he had a lot of love to give.  So Little Bear was adopted, and he had to go through grueling surgery to get his legs fixed.  He needs your healing thoughts.  Little Bear is back at home surrounded by people who love him, but he’s still got to heal.

Finally, a story that should make you as happy and playful as I am.  My human has told me that Jacey means happy, and it’s definitely fitting for me.  Right near where I live, the San Diego Humane Society, fire department, and a kind human who owned a building teamed together to rescue a kitten who was trapped inside a building’s walls.  That kitten, who is named Karma, has been adopted.

I want to thank you kind humans for letting me step in for my diabetic cat boyfriend.  Keep reading what he has to share with you, because he’s not just a sugar cat because he’s a diabetic cat.  He’s a sugar cat because he’s sweet!

Meet Diabetic Cat Penelope

Happy Furiday, everyone.  Today I want to introduce you to a diabetic cat like me who is so sweet that a veterinarian couldn’t put her down.

Her name is Penelope.  She’s a stray cat, and she was taken to a veterinarian in Vandalia, Ohio to be euthanized.  But because of her wonderful purrsonality, the veterinarian couldn’t bring himself to put her down.  Instead, he had the person who brought her in surrender her to his care.

Meet Penelope, A Diabetic Cat who Needs a HomeWhen Penelope was brought in, her teeth were in very bad shape and she had to have many of them removed.  She’s estimated to be 10-12 years old, so she is a senior kitty.  Due to her time as a stray, she has an inner ear infection which is clearing up but it affects her balance when she jumps or shakes her head.

Clearly, Penelope was abandoned, because she is declawed in the front.  She needs to be an indoor only cat because of this and her balance problems.  This calico girl eats wet food but will nibble at dry food.  And her diabetes is under good control.  She receives four units of insulin twice a day, and her last blood sugar reading came in at 112.

Not surprisingly, given that her purrsonality was such that a veterinarian couldn’t put her down, Penelope is a cat who showers her human with love.  She is very laid back, unlike bengals like me and Jacey who can drive humans nuts.  If you brush or pet Penelope, she will reward you with purrs and head bonks.  And unlike me, she doesn’t mind the ear sticks that are associated with blood sugar testing.

Penelope is not in any danger of being put down, because the kind veterinarian who refused to euthanize her is keeping her in a spare bedroom.  He can’t let her out of the spare room because his dogs will chase her, and he has a cat who does not tolerate other cats in his territory. Meet Penelope, A Diabetic Cat who Needs a Home

Penelope’s human thinks that she deserves better than being confined to a spare bedroom.  So even though he loves her, he is willing to give her to someone who will take good care of this sweet girl.

Could that be you?  If it is, please get in touch with Jenn at Diabetic Cats in Need.  And if it’s not you, please share this so that someone can help Penelope.

Lucky and Bindy Are Doing Much Better

I hope everyone is having a good day.  If you are not, I want to share with you some news that will make you feel a lot better.  The stories are so sweet that they may be harmful to a diabetic cat’s blood sugar, but I’ll share them anyway.

On Monday, I updated you on how Lucky and Bindy were doing.  These two cats were abused by evil humans, but they clearly have learned the lesson that Martin Luther King tried to teach all humans.  They know that it takes real strength to meet hate with love.

And that is what they have done.  Instead of justifiably lashing out at a species which abused and hurt them, they show the humans taking care of them lots of love.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Wants You to Help BindyBindy is doing much better.  She is under the care of her foster human, and she is still suffering from an upper respiratory infection.  But her foster human took her to the vet, and Bindy was prescribed new medicine.  Bindy still is congested because the medication needs time to work.  However, she continues to eat on her own, which is great news.  And once the congestion clears up, she will be taken to an eye specialist.

And Lucky continues to amaze all the humans who interact with him with both his recovery and his wonderful attitude.  He was operated on yesterday to close up more of his wound.  None of the veterinarians at the Parkway Veterinary Clinic thought Lucky would come this far this fast! Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Wants You to Help Lucky

Lucky has at least one more surgery to endure before he can be released from the spa, but he is in much better shape than when he was first rescued.  And everyone has fallen in love with Lucky and his amazing spirit.  Here’s one of the reasons why.  This sweet ginger boy loves to make biscuits even though he’s still recovering!

You can help the organizations that rescued Bindy and Lucky by donating to Michigan Cat Rescue or the Homeless Animals Rescue Team.

This diabetic cat thanks you for caring so much about his fellow felines.