One of the things I like to do with my furiends is share the stories of diabetic cats like me who are looking for homes. Diabetic Cats in Need tells me about them. They also tell me that sharing these stories helps felines find homes. And that is why I do it.
Today, I want to tell you about a diabetic cat named Rosemary. She is a fluffy ginger girl living in Denver. Rosemary, like me, is a senior cat. She is a couple of years older than me since she came into this world in 2003. Unfortunately for Rosemary, she lost her human, and she had to go to a shelter. Maxfund took her in an and has been caring for her since August 2017.
The kind humans at Maxfund say that Rosemary is one of their favorites. And why wouldn’t she be? She loves to greet humans, even ones she does not know well. Rosemary loves to be pet, and she doesn’t shy away from attention. This sweet girl needs a foster or furever home, because she is being kept in a cage in a small room. Rosemary tolerates this, but we all know she would prefer more space.
Rosemary is an easy going cat who likes just about anyone. She doesn’t mind small humans like some felines. The humans at Maxfund do not know about how Rosemary feels about canines. But she is the kind of feline who they feel would adapt to a respectful canine. They think she would do best in a quiet and calm home.
Felines and canines are often portrayed as not liking each other. That is true some of the time. But there are plenty of times where felines like canines. I like them until they annoy me with their sloppy wet tongues.
Why can’t canines be like us felines, and control their tongues properly? Have you ever seen the mess canines make when they drink? But we felines don’t spill a drop of water and canines need to learn from us.
There is one feline who will tolerate all of the sloppy wet tongues one canine gives him. His name is Wiggles. Wiggles, you see, was trapped in a storm drain for ten days. Fortunately for him, an inquisitive canine smelt him, and went to investigate. This canine’s actions alerted a human, who called animal control.
Animal control dispatched humans to help. Workers from animal control and the sewer department responded quickly. Soon, they freed Wiggles from his confinement. After they did this, they returned Wiggles to his family. And his family is very happy they have their feline back.
Animal control said that Wiggles could not exit the storm drain the same way he got in. So he needed help to get out. Fortunately for him, he got that help after a canine found him.
Furiends, I do not have to tell you that it is best for us felines to stay inside. We live longer, and we have a lower risk of getting a number of diseases if we stay inside. There are a lot of misinformed humans who say that we felines need to go outside. That is not true.
Jacey, Koji, and I enjoy our lives inside. And we are bengal cats. If there is any cat who needs to go outside, it would be us, with our active and playful nature. If we do not have to go outside, most cats do not!
Good morning, furiends. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. The human tells me that many of your humans had to work on something called taxes over the weekend. I hope it was not to difficult to you. And if you have felines, hopefully, they helped you when they came over to sit on the catputer or your papers.
That is just what we felines love to do, after all. Help our humans! We enjoy helping you humans with lots of things. Sometimes, you do not want our help. But we give it to you anyway!
But enough about taxes. On to my blood sugar readings. For the week, the average was good. My blood sugar readings averaged 171, which is a little lower than the 192 we saw last week. Even the 192 we saw is still below the 200 level the human likes to stay below.
The problem is that there were too many times where my blood sugar readings were very low. When that happened, the human did not give me any insulin. And since I nommed a lot because I was very hungry, it did not harm me. But the human did not like this.
He talked to the humans in white coats about this. They said that they wanted to adjust the insulin dose down. And that is what the human is going to do. He will drop the insulin dose by half a unit and we will see how that works. Hopefully, I will still get good blood sugar readings, but we will not have any where they are so low that the human gets scared.
Sometimes, my diabetes does not make things easy for the human. But he still works hard to make sure I feel okay. And I will remind him that if he does not, diabetic or not, I can still swat him!
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.