Happy to Be Cat of the Week for Modern Cat

Yahoo!  You guys did it.  See that picture?  I am the cat of the week for Modern Cat.  A diabetic cat like me, winning the contest?  Yahoo!

Bagheera The Diabetic Cat is Cat of the Week for Modern Cat!I want to thank all of you humans who voted for me and my furiend Coco-Nut the Big Fat Mitten Kitten for helping by spreading the word.

Thanks to you, more humans will learn about diabetic cats like me.  I will help them understand that diabetic cats are more work and require more commitment from their humans, but we are just as loving and fun as any cat without special needs.

And remember, Coco-Nut’s human still needs some help to cover medical expenses for Caviar.  If you can help her like you helped me, I am sure she will be very grateful.Bagheera the Diabetic Cat says vote for Dottie

If you humans have gotten used to voting — and aren’t we all much cuter than the humans you voted for in the election last year in the United States? — then you can keep on voting for another special needs cat, Dottie.  If you remember, Dottie was tortured by some cruel humans but she was adopted by a human named Monica who is taking care of her and who is going to get Dottie fitted with prosthetic legs.  She is trying to raise money for the organization that rescued her.

Also, my human has started to track my blood sugar levels on a spreadsheet you can look at yourself.  If you want to see what goes on with a diabetic cat, you can take a look.

And ask questions about it.  My human wants to help teach more humans like you all about what it is like to have a diabetic cat.  Maybe one of you will be like him, and decide that the extra effort required to take care of a diabetic cat like me is well worth it.

I send you all head bonks, happy meows, and friendly paw taps for being so kind to me.

Happy Caturday!

I hope you all are having a wonderful Caturday.  Here in San Diego, it was rainy starting on Thursday night, and then it rained again yesterday and early this morning.  My human tells me we need the rain, but Jacey and I did not go out on the balcony because of the rain.  I don’t know if diabetic cats need to be careful about getting wet, but it doesn’t matter.  Diabetic cat or not, I was not about to get all wet!Bagheera the Diabetic Cat and Jacey on Bed

So Jacey and I spent the past few days inside.  When the skies cleared up, we went outside for a bit but it’s a little chilly so we came back in.

And then we spent a lot of time doing this, hanging out on the bed.

If you humans are spending some time relaxing on what my human tells me you call a weekend, I’ve got some things for you to read.

First, can you help commute a death sentence for another diabetic cat, Missy?  Please read this and share her story.  If you cannot help, maybe someone else can.  She only has a few more days to live!

I also wrote about another cat the pawsome human with Coco-Nut the Big Fat Mitten Kitten is taking care of, Caviar.  She needs some help.  This is easier, because you only have to donate a little money instead of taking an older diabetic cat like Missy in.

Meet DottieThere is a sweet black and white cat named Dottie who needs help.  She was tortured by some evil humans, and she had the feet of her rear legs and one of her ears cut off.  But she was rescued by a nice human named Monica.  Monica is trying to help raise money for the Cat Protection Society of Eustis, Florida.  Read Dottie’s story and then vote for her!

And don’t forget about your own cat.  Diabetic cats like me especially need some toys to play with because it helps keeps us active.  Exercise helps with our diabetes, just like it does for humans.  But all cats love toys and you can get personalized bags of toys from Playtime Kitty Toys.

Have a great Caturday!

Blood Sugar Report for March 8

As you know, one of the most important things for diabetic cats like me to do is to keep track of our blood sugar levels.  To give you some idea of how blood sugar fluctuates, I will keep you updated on mine.

Blood Sugar Levels for Bagheera the Diabetic CatFor the week, I saw some fluctuations, but lately, my blood sugar levels have remained fairly constant, at slightly over 300.

There’s only one really bad reading for the week, with the morning reading for March 1 coming in at 424.  That is way too high, but it looks like that was an outlier.

I had four good readings, though, to offset that bad one.  I got four readings where my blood sugar readings were in the 100s.  I am very happy when I get those readings, and so is my human.

And my average blood sugar reading for the week is tolerable, coming in at 283.  This is below the threshold where bad things start to happen to my body so we will take that.

Still, my human doesn’t think these blood sugar levels are good.  So he’s going to work with the vet and look at other resources to help get things better.

Ideally, we want my blood sugars to be in the 100s consistently.  That is still higher than what you would see with a non-diabetic cat, but that’s not who I am.  I am diabetic, and so we will tolerate a higher blood sugar reading than normal.

My human sometimes gets frustrated, not at me, but at my blood sugar readings.  He really wants me to be healthy and happy, and when I’m not, it makes him sad.  He would be happy if he could just give me two shots a day, and test once or twice a week like some lucky diabetic cats.  But it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen with me.

He still loves me, though, and I give him head bonks, sandpaper kisses, and purr at him to let him know he’s doing a good job.