Firefighters Save Feline Stuck in Pole

Fire departments used to be the first place to call if a feline is stuck, but a lot of them no longer routinely respond to these calls. Now, they generally respond only if the situation requires it. And one trapped feline in Edison, New Jersey is very glad they did.

Workers at an electric company heard very loud calls from a feline who needed help. They looked for the source of the calls, and found a trapped feline in a 20 foot pole. The poor cat got stuck in a section of the pole which was too narrow to escape from.

This Feline Is Stuck in a Pipe
This Feline Is Stuck in a Pipe

The workers called the fire department, and when they arrived with their special equipment, they started working to free the feline. Firefighters cut the pole down to a two foot section where the feline was trapped. Then they tried to free the feline by using soapy water. When that didn’t work, they tried an oily mixture. This failed, too.

The firefighters had to think about what to do next. They decided to take the pole with the feline inside it to the animal shelter. After they did this, white coated humans sedated the feline. And then, they were able to free the feline from the pole.

White coated humans examined the feline, and found the cat was healthy. They decided to observe the feline overnight. If everything is okay, they will put the feline up for adoption.

This feline will not have to wait long to be adopted, though. One of the firefighters already offered to adopt the cat.

Diabetic Cat Artemis Needs a Home

Furiends, when humans bring small humans into their lives, usually, the feline in the home adapts. We felines sometimes get very annoyed by small humans. But eventually, most felines learn to at least tolerate small humans. Unfortunately for a diabetic cat named Artemis, this is not the case.

Artemis is an eight year old black and white feline living in Washougal, Washington. Her humans have lived with her since she was a tiny feline, and they are very sad about what they have to do. You see, Artemis just does not like small humans. She runs away and hides from the three year old small human. And the house has another small human coming.

Diabetic Cat Artemis Is Looking for a Home
Diabetic Cat Artemis Is Looking for a Home

Her humans are heartbroken about having to find a new home for her. But they know this is the right thing to do. Artemis needs to go to a home where she is not hiding all the time.

When Artemis is not hiding, she likes to be near her humans. She does not solicit pets, but if adult humans want to give them to her, she will gladly accept them. And Artemis enjoys being up high on a cat tree. There, she can observe everything that is happening in her home.

At night, the more friendly side of Artemis comes out. She likes to hop into the bed to sleep near her humans. There, she can get the back scratches she likes. And if you want to play with her before bed, string toys get her going.

Artemis is like me when it comes to managing her diabetes. She gets two meals a day and she gets two three unit insulin shots each day. The kind humans at Diabetic Cats in Need think they may be able to help reduce that.

Do you have a home without small humans where Artemis can enjoy herself? If you do, please contact her human. And if you cannot take this feline in, please share her story so that others can.

September 16 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. You will remember that last week, I told you that my blood sugar readings had the human  and me somewhat concerned. They were not at a point where I could get sick if they stayed there for a long time. And they were not so low that they were dangerous. But they did jump a lot from the week before, so we wanted to watch them closely.

Worried Cat
My Blood Sugar Readings Had me Looking Like This

And that is why the readings from this week were so important. These readings would tell us if the human had to have a conversation with the white coated humans or not. If they went much higher, he was going to need to do that.

Fortunately, that will not happen. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 192. That is down a little from the week before, when they averaged 196. That does not mean that my blood sugar readings were as we like them, though.

We had some readings that were a lot higher than we wanted, and then there was one where my blood sugar levels were too low to risk an insulin shot. The human and I do not know why this happened.

Still, the overall levels are good. We will see if we can knock a few more points off my blood sugar readings next week. In the meantime, I will spend my time enjoying sun puddles and swatting the human when he annoys me.