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!

Update on My Fellow Bengal Cat Duke

You may remember that I told you the story a few days ago about Duke, my fellow bengal cat who was adopted in 2006, but ended up living as a street cat for three years.  As tough and adaptable as we bengal cats are, that’s not a good situation for any cat, much less one who grew up indoors. So poor Duke got very sick.  In fact, if he didn’t have a chip that led the shelter to the human who fostered Duke, he would have been put down as soon as a veterinarian was available.

But thanks to that microchip, Duke is alive today and with a human who loves him.  He is doing much better.  His human says that he is starting to get much more vocal, now that he knows he is safe among humans who will take care of him.  And he is wolfing down his food — no surprise for a cat who lost half his body weight!

Duke the Bengal Cat In His Kitty Condo HammockAnd Duke is gaining some strength, too.  His human said that he discovered the hammock at the top of his kitty condo, which required Duke to do some climbing.  As soon as Duke discovered this hammock, he had a look on his face that showed he was so happy to have it.  If that look wasn’t enough, his purring and rolling around on the hammock sure did.

One way you humans can tell if we are doing okay or not is by looking at the things you toss as soon as you discover them in the litter box.  When Duke was sick, those were runny and soft.  Now, he’s got fully formed ones.  This is a good sign that he’s recovering.

Duke is also starting to grow fur back in where he had bare skin.  This is another good sign.

All in all, it looks like my fellow bengal cat Duke will recover and do well.  That makes me very happy, because we bengal cats need to stick together!

If you’d like to help Duke’s human with the bills from the veterinarian, please donate to the Bengal Rescue Network.

Thanks to all you wonderful humans for caring about my fellow bengal cat!