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!

Let’s Find Diabetic Cat Vinny a Home

Today I want to introduce you to my fellow diabetic cat Vinny.  He is Mr. October for Diabetic Cats in Need, and we are trying to find him a new home by the end of the month.  Vinny came to Diabetic Cats in Need in September of 2012.  This poor feline had been suffering from untreated diabetes for nearly 20 months!  Remember, I was diagnosed with diabetes after a few months, Say hello to my fellow diabetic cat Vinny!and the humans in white coats said that if I had gone without being treated for much longer, I could have gotten very sick.

Vinny’s neglectful human dumped him at a shelter without telling them of his condition.  He was about to be put down, but Diabetic Cats in Need was able to rescue him and find him a foster home.

Despite being neglected, Vinny is a very loving and friendly cat.  He does not like loud noises.  But other than that, he is an ideal cat.  He loves getting pet, and even immediately after being moved into a foster home, he would roll over, expose his belly, and even let the humans pet his belly!  He would give little nips when he had enough, just like me.  Unlike me, though, he never broke the skin. Let's help my fellow diabetic cat Vinny find a home!

Vinny deserves to find a home that he can call his own.  Diabetic Cats in Need has done a very good job helping him recover from his untreated diabetes, and now he is a healthy and happy cat.  One of the humans who at Diabetic Cats in Need, which has saved more than 600 diabetic cats says that “whoever adopts Vinny will be very lucky to have this soul become part of their home and heart.”

Will you be that person who allows Vinny into their heart and home?  If it’s not you, can you share this so that someone can do it?  Let’s help Vinny find the home he needs.

Excess Capacity of Humans in White Coats

“This is interesting, Bagheera.”

“What is, human?”

“It seems like there are more humans in white coats that are needed to provide all the services pets like you need.”

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Doesn't do this With Humans in White Coats“I think one human in a white coat is too many.  I do not like what they do to me.”

“Bagheera, don’t say that.  All of the humans in white coats that you have ever been seen by like you.  They do those things so that you can stay healthy.  And don’t forget, if it wasn’t for the humans in the white coats, we wouldn’t know you are a diabetic cat and you would have gotten very sick.”

“I suppose you are right, human, but that doesn’t mean I have to like what they do to me.”

“Well, Bagheera, when you get annoyed enough with them, they’ll stop.  Just like last time.  So be nice to them.”

It’s important to know that while the American Veterinary Medical Association says that there are 11,250 humans in white coats who are not being fully utilized and there are 90,200 of them in total, it does not mean that these humans in white coats are not working.  It means that they have the ability to do more work.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Is Glad There are Humans in White CoatsHalf of the humans in white coats do not have practices that are fully utilized because of the economy.  Many caretakers of felines and canines have stopped going to the humans in white coats because of financial concerns.  I am very lucky as a diabetic cat to have a human who has enough of those green paper things to be able to take care of my condition.  But he tells me that many humans do not have enough green paper things to take care of themselves, much less their animal companions.

But there is an upside to having too many humans in white coats.  All the talent and training will come in helpful if there is some kind of new disease that takes hold among animals.  And remember, while most of you humans go to the place with the humans in white coats to take care of felines and canines, there is a need for you humans to take care of the ones who provide us with meat.

Please help the humans in white coats stay busy by making sure you take the animals you care for to them regularly.  Remember, if my human didn’t, we’d never have learned I was diabetic and then I would have gotten very sick.