A Heartwarming Rescue Story

We are furiends of Tenth Life Cat Rescue, based in St. Louis.  I like to highlight not just diabetic cats like me, but other special needs cats so you humans can learn about how we may have special needs but we are still great furry friends.  Just like my human, Tenth Life wants everyone to know that just because a cat has special needs or is a little different, it doesn’t mean he won’t have a happy life.

Today, Tenth Life shared a heartwarming story.  It made my little feline heart just about melt.  Hopefully it will do the same for your big human hearts.

Chaos is a Wonderful Feline MotherMeet Chaos.  She was rescued by Tenth Life, along with her three six day old babies.  And two of her babies are polydactyls just like me!

Chaos has been at Tenth Life for about a week, carefully raising her kittens.  She has been a good mother, and her kittens are being well taken care of.

Today, Tenth Life got a horrible call.  A woman found a dead cat in her yard, which is bad.  But about a day later, she heard some sad meowing from under her porch.  The dead cat was the mother of a litter of six, and they were helpless without their mother.

The humans at Tenth Life weren’t going to let those poor kittens starve.  So they brought the kittens in, and since they were about the same age, they decided to see if Chaos would raise them as her own.  They put the box near Chaos, ready to keep the kittens safe in case Chaos rejected them.

What happened brought them to tears.  Chaos heard their sad meowing, and looked into the box, very concerned about what was happening.  Tenth Life volunteers put one of the kittens near Chaos, and Chaos scruffed that kitten and put it by her own.  She did that with another one.  Since those two kittens were hungry, Chaos fed them.

Not a Diabetic Cat but a Wonderful Feline MotherBut there were four other hungry kittens, and Chaos couldn’t get to them because she was feeding the two.  So the volunteers took the other four to Chaos.  Chaos quickly accepted the others, and cleaned and fed all of them.  After taking care of NINE kittens, Chaos was exhausted, but very pleased at what she had done.

In order to not exhaust poor Chaos, some of the kittens were taken to other foster homes where they will be bottle fed.

But the amazing maternal instinct of Chaos brought tears to the eyes of the volunteers.

It’s amazing what the love of a feline like Chaos can mean.  You don’t have to be a diabetic cat or other special needs cat to know this.

Meet Tango, A Cat With Cerebral Palsy

Hi, my human friends!  I like to highlight diabetic cats, but I also write about other special needs cats.  Today I want to tell you about my furiend Tango.  Like me, Tango’s special need is something you can’t see on the outside.  It’s something that’s wrong on the inside.  He has a disease like what you humans call cerebral palsy.

Tango’s problem is that his brain sometimes doesn’t communicate with the nerves in his legs and his eyes, so he will have instances where he can’t walk and his eyes don’t see.  But most of the time, things work well and he can move around and see just fine.

Because of this disease, some cruel humans dumped him in a garbage can.  What kind of human does that, dumping a helpless kitten into a garbage can?  But some kind humans at a veterinarian’s office took him in, and bottle raised Tango.

Not a Diabetic Cat, but a handsome special needs oneTango was doing pretty well despite his limitations, and the veterinarian’s office had Tango sit up front to greet the creatures who walked on both two and four legs when they came to visit the office.  That was great, as it allowed the office to show off the cat they rescued and the humans bringing in their four legged creatures got to pay some attention to Tango.

Unfortunately, things had to change when Tango was attacked by a dog who was hurt.  Poor Tango was nursed back to health by the veterinarians one more time, but they knew they couldn’t keep him.  So they turned him over to the nice humans at SaveTheAnimalsToday.org.

Tango has lived there for almost four years, and he is the king of what they call the Catio.  He is one of the smaller animals they have rescued, since they take care of a lot of horses!

A diabetic cat like me is similar to Tango in that you humans can’t see the medical issues we have.  But regardless of whether you can see them, they can be treated.  And just like me and Tango, cats with special needs, whether they are diabetic cats or have cerebral palsy, can be loving and fun furiends for the right humans.

Hope You’ve had a Pawsome Weekend

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat on the Catwalk

The weekend is coming to an end here, and I hope that all of you have had a pawsome one.  My human has been busy taking care of the the little odds and ends associated with the move. But since I am a diabetic cat, I still need to be checked on and he always makes sure I’m taken care of.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat on the CatwalkJacey and I like the new place.  The human who had it before apparently cut a hole in between the wall between the kitchen and the bedroom.  She used it as a formal dining room.  So she cut that out so that she could pass the food between the kitchen and the dining room.

Well, my human doesn’t really like the chandelier in what he is using as the bedroom, and he doesn’t like the gap in the wall.  But Jacey and I do.  We like to use it as a little perch where we can sit and watch everything.  It’s a catwalk!

My human went back to the old place this weekend to clean.  It’s so funny how you humans want everything to be so clean.  We are happy if we have a littler box to poop in and we can clean ourselves.  But you humans want everything to be pretty much spotless.  So my human spent something like four hours cleaning yesterday!

He also got to see the cat that lives upstairs from where we used to, who always used to talk to me and Jacey.  Well, that cat was looking down, and saw my human.  He talked to my human, and the humans from upstairs came out.  They told my human that cat would come out every morning, trying to talk to me and Jacey and that he was sad that we left.

My human went back today to get some things taken care of that he didn’t yesterday, and he saw the cat again.  He told the cat that Jacey and I were fine, and that we were happy in our new place.  He gave that cat some eye blink kisses and the cat gave them back.  Now that he knows we are okay, he is happy.

Some humans say that cats are not social creatures, but when you think about what happened with Jacey, me, and our furiend from upstairs, we are.  Even diabetic cats like me like having furiends around although we wouldn’t let them see us getting our shots.