October 28 Blood Sugar Readings

Good morning, everyone. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. For the week, they averaged 161. That is higher than we saw last week, when my blood sugar levels averaged 148. But it is exactly the same as what they averaged two weeks ago, which is unusual!

While the average glucose level was okay, there were individual concerns. My blood sugar levels dropped low enough for the human to skip my insulin dose twice. One of those was not by a lot, but the second one was very low. Furiends, I was hypoglycemic for the second one. Fortunately, I nommed a lot right away and got my blood sugar back up.

The human was definitely concerned but I showed him how strong I am by nomming quickly and getting my blood sugar levels back where they need to be.

Speaking of the human, this week, he cleaned the floors in our home. He does not like doing this, and he was very unhappy about having to do it. But he does this about once a month. I asked him why he does it that often, and he told me that if he didn’t, the floor would get very dirty.

Well, of course, as soon as he did this, Koji and I were not happy, because the floor did not smell like us anymore. So we went about getting our scent on it.

Koji Enjoying the Paper Bag Before he Destroyed it
Koji Enjoying the Paper Bag Before he Destroyed it

Now, you may think that we peed on the floor, but we did not. As soon as we could, we plopped down on the floor and started to roll around. And the human came back from the store with a paper bag. Koji, of course, decided that it was time to get into the bag and destroy it.

So much for the clean floor! But that is life for a human with felines.

Anyway, I will tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week next week. Until then, I hope you floor stay clean.

October 7 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. Last week, I told you that they looked a lot better than they had in the recent past. And that trend continued this week.

For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 158. That is pretty much the same as what we saw last week, when they averaged 161. And when we combine this with the good news from the white coated humans, who found that my blood sugar levels are well managed, it is even better.

Hopefully, furiends, this means that whatever we saw a few weeks ago has come and gone. If it has, that means my blood sugar levels will stay well below the point where complications from diabetes will develop.

Now, on to something more fun. I know that you humans like to take lots of pictures of us felines. And you share them on the internet, and many of you humans love them. But sometimes, humans do silly things in order to get a picture of themselves with their felines.

For example, look at this person who managed to get a picture of his feline on his head. Furiends, that is not good for either the feline or the human!

Felines Do Not Belong on Human Heads

The human showed me an article that highlighted funny things about selfies with felines, complete with similar pictures to this one. I will share it with you and hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.

That is all for now, furiends. I will tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week next Monday. Hopefully, the good news continues.

Feline Co-Authors Physics Paper

Furiends, we felines are smart creatures. And bengal cats like me, Jacey, and Koji are even smarter than most felines. But I’ll bet you never though a feline could co-author a scientific paper!

That is what happened in 1975. A human physicist had put together a paper about a very complex topic. The paper was titled “Two, Three, and Four Atom Exchange Effect in bcc 3He.” I do not know what this, means, furiends. And the human does not, either. But humans who are trained in physics say it talks about atomic behavior at different temperatures.

The human who wrote the paper sent it to a colleague. And the colleague told that human that the paper was good, except for one problem. Instead of using “I,” the author chose to use “we.” And the journal Physical Review Letters had a strict rule. They rejected any papers with less than two authors that used “we” instead of “I.”

Back when the paper was written, it would have been very hard to fix the mistake. The author would have had to do it manually. And they decided not to.

This Feline Co-Authored a Scientific Paper

Instead, they decided to credit their feline as a co-author. The feline was named Chester. And so they credited F.D.C Willard as a co-author. The F.D.C. stands for felis domesticus Chester. And Willard was Chester’s father’s name. The trick worked. Issue 35 of Physical Review Letters carried the paper.

For a while, the only humans who knew about this were the author and their close colleagues. But one day, a visitor came to the campus. The author was away. So the visitor asked for the co-author, which prompted laughter. And the story spread.

Once the university officials learned of the trick, they wanted to get in on it. They asked if they could list Chester as a distinguished visiting professor. And the human behind the paper produced a few signed copies of the paper, complete with Chester’s paw print.

I suppose it is fitting that a feline would publish a physics related paper, furiends. After all, one of the most famous cats is Schroedinger’s cat!