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!

One Famous Feline Helps Out Another

You remember that I told you the story of Stubbs, the feline mayor of the town of Talkeetna in Alaska.  The mayor was mauled by a dog, and severely injured.  I sometimes complain about the medical treatment that a diabetic cat like me needs.  Compared to Stubbs, this treatment is simple and easy.  Stubbs had to have surgery and a tube placed in his lung to help him heal from the mauling.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Joins Morris in Wishing Mayor Stubbs WellOne of the most famous felines out there is Morris, the spokescat for Nine Lives cat food.  This feline decided to help his injured fellow feline, and sent enough of those green paper things to pay for most of the work that the humans in white coats did on Stubbs.  Morris even created a get well card for Stubbs on Facebook.

But while the human taking care of Stubbs is very grateful for the help, the mayor is not able to relax yet.  He had to set his paw down when his human tried to take off and replace his pain patch! Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Hopes Stubbs Can Go Back to Drinking Catnip Water

Stubbs is not quite ready to receive visitors.  Not surprisingly, after being attacked, he is very reluctant to allow humans to touch him.  And Stubbs, who is well known for drinking water with catnip in it from a wine glass, will not be able to indulge in this treat for a while.  Until he is healed, he can only have food and water.  No catnip for now.

But his human said that one of the gifts Stubbs received is organic catnip from Canada.  So when he is ready to return to his favorite drink, he will be set with that.

Many kind humans had given green paper things to help pay the humans in the white coats who took care of Stubbs.  My human says that all his expenses are about three years worth of green paper things for treating a diabetic cat.  That’s a lot of green paper!

And it will be donated to help take care of the Mat-Su Animal Shelter, which is the one closest to where Stubbs lives.

I am so happy that my fellow feline is recovering, and I am glad he does not have to worry about having enough green paper things to pay for his care.

Mayor of Talkeetna Recovers From Attack

“Human, what are you reading?”

“I am reading about one of your fellow felines who is the mayor of a town in Alaska called Talkeetna.”

“Some humans were very smart to let a feline run their town!  He would not do what the human mayor of our city did. What happened to my fellow feline?”

“Well, Bagheera, he got attacked by a dog and was hurt badly.  He had to go to the place with the humans in white coats, and they treated him.  They weren’t sure he was going to make it, but it looks like he will pull through.  And you know what, Bagheera?”

“Yes, human?”

“He’s not a diabetic cat like you, but he’s kind of a special needs cat.  He was born without a tail.  That’s why they call him Stubbs.”

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat's Wants you to Meet Stubbs, the Mayor of TalkeetnaStubbs was in bad shape after being mauled by a dog on August 31.  He suffered a punctured lung, a five inch gash on his side, and a fractured sternum.  He was in such bad shape that the humans who rushed him to emergency surgery were prepared to euthanize Stubbs on the way there, should his suffering increase.

Fortunately, this was not necessary.  Stubbs is responding well to the emergency surgery and is likely to return back to his office soon.  He is one tough cat, having survived an attack with a BB gun, a ride on a garbage truck, and a leap into an unheated vat of oil in a human’s kitchen.

“He’s obviously strong,” said the human who takes care of Stubbs. “This is probably his 20th life.” Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Endorses Stubbs for Mayor of Talkeetna

When Stubbs returns to his office, he will have to be put in a cage while his sternum heals.  But that cage will be placed somewhere where he can see and interact with the humans who elected him mayor.  That’s what he likes, and that’s what his constituents like.

As you can imagine, the bills for Stubbs are very high.  My human says that treating a diabetic cat like me is expensive, but it is not anywhere near as expensive as taking care of Stubbs and his injuries.  If you’d like to join people from all throughout the United States, London, Germany, and Australia in helping pay for my fellow feline’s expenses, please do.

If you can’t help, please share this story.  And you can always go to Stubbs’ Facebook page and wish him well.