I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
Meet Dominique. She is a large tuxedo cat. She’s been spayed and yes, some human decided to declaw her. She was diagnosed as a diabetic cat around the same time as me, in the summer of 2012. But she is almost twice as old as me and will turn 15 this year.
And she is a very loving cat. She loves to snuggle into your neck and purr like crazy. She loves humans, and loves to eat her canned food. You know this girl is a kind cat because she even lets her humans test her without fussing. Ask my human how I feel about that!
One issue that Dominique has is that she’s not as mobile as she used to be. She’s a very distinguished older lady, and she isn’t happy that she can’t move as well as she used to when she was younger.
But now she is on Adequan and that seems to be helping with her mobility. She still waddles when she walks, but she seems to be doing better. And she can hop onto the furniture, which she wasn’t able to do when she was first put into foster care with Diabetic Cats in Need.
The biggest challenge for any human that adopts this sweet diabetic cat is that she has a litter box issue. She will go into the litter box, but unfortunately, due to her lack of mobility, she overshoots the box. Her foster human has managed to take care of this by putting large storage container lids by the entrance of the litter box in order to catch the overshoot.
But Dominique more than makes up for that challenge by being a wonderful lap cat. This girl may be old, but she has lots of love to give to the right human. It will have to be a human who is willing to deal with the challenges she faces, but if that’s you, this is what you’ll get.
Are you that special human? If you are, please contact Jenn at Diabetic Cats in Need. And if you aren’t, please share this so that sweet diabetic cat Dominique can find that special human.
It has not been a very good weekend for me, Jacey, and our human. It has been a cloudy and grey weekend, so we did not get the chance to relax and enjoy the sun. Of course, our human managed to find a way to play with us, so that wasn’t so bad.
And of course, he has to give a diabetic cat like me ear sticks and insulin shots. They haven’t been so bad of late. He’s getting better, and they don’t bother me as much.
But on a grey and cloudy weekend, it’s fun to catch on some things. So I wanted to share some stories that you may have missed.
First, I talk about my girlfriend Jacey a lot, but she doesn’t get to talk to you very much. So I decided to let her guest blog.
I also wanted to remind you that we have a very kind human who is going to walk to raise money for Cats Protection. He and his wife could use your help in raising money.
My human wants me to do this, but I refuse to put a leash on. And same with Jacey. When he puts the leash on us, we just plop and refuse to move. And then we give him a look that lets him know in no uncertain terms that we want that thing off!
Well, I know that many of you humans have to go back to that thing called work tomorrow, so I hope that this diabetic cat was able to brighten up your weekend.
You may remember that my human and I used to live in Maryland, right outside of Washington DC. We moved to San Diego together in the fall of 2010, and I was all set to soak up the Southern California sun but then I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat.
Before I moved to San Diego with my human, one of his friends became one of mine. She took care of me when my human would travel, and she has cats of her own. She is also active in animal related causes.
Fashion for Paws is an event that combines models walking down the runway with fundraising for the Washington Humane Society. The models, including my human’s friend Jennifer, have committed to raise at least $5,000 in order to participate.
The first Fashion for Paws was held in 2007. The six shows that have been held so far have generated $2.2 million for the Washington Humane Society. There have been a number of big names that have participated in the event, including Val Kilmer, Marie Osmond, and a number of local and national media figures.
This is not the only animal welfare organization that my human’s friend Jennifer supports. She volunteers on a large animal sanctuary in Montgomery County Maryland. And she rescued two cats herself. My human took care of them when she was traveling and he told me they were just as fun as I was.