I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
You all know that many humans do not adopt senior cats. And senior cats with special needs are even more difficult get adopted. This is why I am so happy that a senior feline with diabetes got adopted near me.
Buddy Love was staying at San Diego Humane Society. This 12 year old black and white cat was a mellow and calm feline. But he loved people, and loved to purr when kind humans pet him. And he enjoyed hopping in human’s laps.
The kind humans at San Diego Humane Society knew it would take longer to adopt him out. And they also knew that because he was battling diabetes, it would be even more challenging to find a home for him. That did not stop them from trying to find Buddy Love a home. Until he found one, the staff and volunteers made sure Buddy Love enjoyed his time with them.
Buddy Love spent 200 days in the shelter, patiently waiting for the right human to come along. Finally, someone did. These humans fell in love with Buddy Love after watching his video.
But they were not sure they could adopt him like the small humans in the video suggested. It took them a couple of months before they decided that they were going to take him home.
And this is a perfect home for him. You see, these humans already have dealt with a pet fighting diabetes. They give their diabetic canine insulin shots so giving them to a feline is not a problem. Plus, they have two other senior felines, and know how to take care of us when we start to slow down.
You can see that the human who adopted Buddy Love is very happy. I am happy, too, that a senior diabetic cat like him found a good home.
We felines get sad when our humans, for whatever reason, cannot take care of us anymore. An older human surrendered nine year old Vienna, along with her other feline family members, because they could not provide the proper care for them. Vienna did not like this, even though the kind humans at BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore tried to make her feel better.
But Vienna and the other felines in the group, including her best furiend Elvis, needed this. White coated humans treated Vienna right away for a flea infestation. The fleas nommed on her blood so much that she was anemic, furiends!
Not only was Vienna anemic, but she also had a large cyst over her eye which needed to be treated. Despite all of this, Vienna loved interacting with the humans taking care of her. These humans said she was a sweet, friendly, and cuddly feline.
Every time a human walked past the cage where she and Elvis were staying, Vienna would give them eye blinks with her pretty green eyes. She would also show off her little chirp meow and wave her fluffy tail around to get their attention.
It took a while, but Vienna’s efforts finally paid off. A kind human decided to give her the home she deserved. Soon, she and Elvis were adopted. And now, she has a home of her own.
Furiends, when you look to adopt, make sure you consider an older feline. They may not have as much time left with you as a younger feline, but they will definitely enjoy the time they have. And so will you!
Tenth Life is a long way away from me. The human tells me that when we traveled on the metal tube from Maryland to San Diego, we probably flew near St. Louis, where Tenth Life is based. But even from far away, their work impresses me. My good furiend Lincoln is a Tenth Life alumnus.
Because of the good work they do, I like to share stories about felines they are helping. Today, I will introduce you to Floyd.
If you look at Floyd’s head, you can see that his head is longer than most felines. On top of that, his eyes are more deeply sunk that a lot of us. Because of this, Floyd does not see as well as most felines. And that means he startles more easily than most felines. He also is sometimes scared of other felines.
Because of this, Floyd would likely do better in a home where there are no other felines or the other felines in the home are calm. He cannot go to a home where there is a feline like Koji running around! Even felines a little more calm than Koji would not be a good match for Floyd.
This kind and calm older feline deserves a home of his own. He is happy with Tenth Life, but we all know nothing beats a furever home. Can you give Floyd that home? If you can, please contact Tenth Life. And if you cannot, please share Floyd’s story so that someone else can.