February 18 Blood Sugar Readings

Good morning, furiends. The human tells me that many humans around here have the day off. And if you are one of the humans who are not working today, enjoy your day. Maybe it means you can spend more time with your four legged furiends. They may want to sit on your lap and purr or sleep by you.

 Koji Being Silly
Koji Being Silly

Jacey, Koji and I will spend the day relaxing for you if you are not one of the humans who has the day off today. If you cannot do it, at least you will have felines you like do it for you. Koji got a head start on relaxing. Right now, he is curled up in his favorite spot right by the window.

Now, on to my blood sugar readings for the week. For the week, they averaged 173. That’s lower than the week before, when they averaged 195. While that is good news, we had one time where my blood sugar levels were too low.  But that morning, I was very demanding and yelled at the human to give me noms as soon as the talking box started talking.

However, around that time, the human noticed that I was having a loose and very smelly stool. Furiends, you know that feline stools are typical much harder than human ones. When my blood sugar level dropped, mine was almost like a human one.

The human thinks that maybe I had a digestive issue and that is what caused my glucose levels to drop. After all, if I do not want to nom because my stomach hurts, it only makes sense that my blood sugar would drop.

But do not worry, furiends. The human will keep track of my blood sugar and make sure it stays under control. I will let you know how it goes next week.

Law Seeks to Protect Cat Rescuers

Furiends, did you know that it is illegal for first responders to provide mouth to snout resuscitation to felines and canines in California? Only white coated humans can give felines and canines medical treatment. I do not blame the humans who wrote that law. They did not want humans who are not properly trained to give medical treatment to felines and canines.

This Feline is Glad a Firefighter Broke the Law
This Feline is Glad a Firefighter Broke the Law

But the humans behind this law did not think about first responders. And currently, first responders who give medical help to felines and canines risk being a fine of up to $2,000 or a year in jail. Now, furiends, many first responders ignore the law and help. And I do not think the humans in robes would actually convict them of a crime. But it is a risk they do not want to take.

Now, a law is working its way through the California legislature that will change this. It seeks to allow mouth to snout resuscitation for anyone who is helping a feline or canine in danger. And a white coated human telling a lawmaker to do this got the bill moving forward.

Furiends, I am glad the legislature is doing this. First responders want to help injured animals, just like they help injured humans. Injured animals, just like injured humans will need to see a white coated human eventually. But we want our first responders to be able to help when they arrive on the scene.

And that is what this bill will do. It allows first responders to help felines and canines on the scene without them having to worry about being prosecuted for their actions. White coated humans will still be the only ones who can give medical attention to felines and canines in non-emergency situations.

This is a good bill, furiends. If you live in California, please contact your elected officials and tell them to support it! And if you do not live in my state, see if your elected officials will enact similar laws where you live.

Lollipop Is Looking for a Good Home

Michigan Cat Rescue does a good job of finding homes for cats, even though they are a small rescue organization. And now they are looking find a two year old Maine Coon mix a home.

Poor Lollipop is starting to think that she is invisible. This pretty girl is definitely not invisible. But she is starting to feel that way because nobody has chosen to adopt her during adoption events. Her foster human tells her that this is because the right person hasn’t come along. And I can tell her that is right. The human tells me that many felines take a long time to find a good home and it is better for them to wait for that home.

Michigan Cat Rescue's Lollipop
Michigan Cat Rescue’s Lollipop

Lollipop has been through a lot in her two years. I may think that diabetes is a challenge, but at least I was never close to being put down. She was minutes away from losing her chance to thrive. Fortunately, Michigan Cat Rescue saw her and took her in.

Maine Coons are known for being quiet gentle giants, and Lollipop is definitely one. She does not talk too much, which is one of the reasons she may not get as much attention as more vocal felines. But smart humans get to see her very sweet nature. Once she starts to trust a human, she loves to shower them with affection and enjoys spending time with them.

Michigan Cat Rescue says that if you adopt Lollipop, you will make two hearts happy — hers and yours!

Do you have room in your home for Lollipop? If you do, and you want to take her home, please contact Michigan Cat Rescue. Fill out an application and maybe you can take her home. If you do not have room for her in your home, please share her story. That way, someone who has room can bring her home.

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.