Two Special Cats Need Our Healing Thoughts

It is always sad for me when my fellow felines get sick or injured.  As a diabetic cat, I get especially worried when a fellow special needs cat gets sick.  Today I am sharing the stories of two very special cats who need your healing thoughts.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Sends Mayor Stubbs Healing ThoughtsI am sure you remember the story of Stubbs, the cat who is the mayor of a small town in Alaska named Talkeetna.  He was attacked by a dog, and he almost lost his life in the attack.  A human in a white coat was with him during the car ride to the clinic where he was treated, just in case his condition deteriorated and he needed to leave us.

Stubbs was treated and is recovering, but he is an older cat. The severity of his injuries and his age have combined to slow down his recovery.  His human wrote on his Facebook page that Stubbs had experienced a number of setbacks and that he has not recovered as quickly as hoped.  Stubbs has to remain immobile for much of the day to help him recover, and the recovery process is draining on him.

Stubbs is a tough cat and a fighter, or he never would have survived the attack by the dog.  But he can use our healing thoughts right now.  I am sure both he and his human would like it if you went to his Facebook page and sent him healing wishes.

There’s another very special cat who could use your healing thoughts.  His name is Darky, and he is not as famous as Stubbs.  But he has the same fighting spirit or he wouldn’t have made it this far.

Darky is a special needs cat with not just one, but two conditions that are far more challenging than what I face as a diabetic cat.  Not only does Darky have FIV, but he also has feline leukemia.  The humans in white coats said that one humane option for Darky would have been to give him that last injection so that he could leave us peacefully.

But because Darky was still eating, drinking, and using the litter box, his humans decided to treat him with intravenous fluids, antibiotics, and pain medications so that he can enjoy the time he has left before the sad and inevitable end.Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Sends Healing Thoughts to Darky

Recently, Darky developed a fever, and he stopped eating and using the litter box.  But he is being treated for that fever, and his humans are hopeful that he will recover.  He started using the litter box again, so that is good news.

In addition to your healing thoughts, Darky’s humans could use some help with the bills they have run up at the humans in white coats.  You can call Staunton River Vet Clinic at 540-297-1000 and tell them that you want to give green paper things to help pay for Darky’s treatment.

I send healing thoughts to both of these felines, and hope you will too!

Please help Polly Find a Home

My human tells me today is a day where many of you humans spend a lot of time at home instead of going to visit that thing called work.  There is a very pretty cat who would like a place to call her home.  As a diabetic cat, I feel the need to help as many of my fellow special needs cats as I can.  Polly is one of these cats.  And you will notice that her name is a shortening of the condition she and I share — we’re both polydactyls!

Say hello to Polly.  Bagheera the Diabetic Cat hopes you can help find her a home!Polly came to Tallahassee Animal Services when a kind human noticed an injured cat that was hanging around the neighborhood for a few weeks.  They realized that the poor feline didn’t have a home, so they brought her to the shelter for care and treatment.  Just like with Lucky, local laws required the shelter to keep her for a week so that if she was lost, her human could bring her back home.

Polly spent that week in the veterinary ward, where her wound was treated.  It’s responded well to treatment, but it is likely that she will have a scar on her head and her side.  She also is a loving cat, and is kind to even humans in white coats!  She likes to snuggle in human laps, help humans when they are typing on the computer, and she is good with kids.  She does not fear our canine counterparts, and is very good at stealing food from large canines.

Polly is about six months old.  She’s received her first set of vaccines and been dewormed.  Before she goes to a furever home, she will be spayed and microchipped.

Now you are probably wondering, well, Bagheera, she’s a poPolly is a polydactyl just like Bagheera the Diabetic Catlydactyl like you, but polydactyls are not special needs cats.  And she is not a diabetic cat like you.  So what makes her a special needs cat?

That is a very good question and you are smart humans for asking it.  Polly, unfortunately, has feline leukemia virus.  There is no treatment for this virus, and it will likely shorten Polly’s life.  And it spreads among felines, so Polly will need to be in a one cat home or she can go to a home where another cat has FeLV.  She will also need to be an indoor only cat because it will render her more susceptible to infections.

If you are a human who can give Polly a home or know someone who can, here is all you need to know about her.  The human in the white coat at Tallahassee Animal Services told me that they don’t normally try to adopt out cats with FeLV.  It makes sense, because most humans will not adopt a cat with this disease.

But, as the human in the white coat told me, Polly is so sweet they had to try.  As a diabetic cat I want to help my fellow special needs cat.  If you can help, please contact Tallahassee Animal Services and tell them you want to help Polly.