Girl Adopts Heaviest Cat In Shelter

When we felines get too heavy, it is very bad for us. Obese cats are at risk for the same diseases obese humans are. One of the things overweight felines can get is diabetes. You do not want your felines to have to contend with what I do, furiends!

Faye, a sweet and kind feline, weighed 24 pounds when she was surrendered to the Jacksonville Humane Society. Her human could no longer take care of her properly, and wanted her to go to a home where she could get the care she needed. Jacksonville Humane Society made very clear to potential adopters that Faye needed to lose weight.

“Faye loves attention and likes when you scratch right above her nubby tail,” said the humans running the facility. And even though she was overweight, Faye loves playing with toys and chasing a laser pointer around the room. All she needed was a human to commit to playing with her so that she would lose weight.

Jacksonville Humane Society shared Faye’s story through social media, hoping someone would come to help her. And soon, right when they opened, a family with a small human showed up. They wanted to see Faye.

Faye With Her Small Human Friend
Faye With Her Small Human Friend

At first, Faye was shy and hid from the humans. But a small human came up to Faye and told her she would be okay. Faye quickly warmed up to the small human. They became furiends fast. Soon, Faye was on the way to her new home!

Her humans put Faye on a special diet and they are controlling the amount of noms she gets. They are also making sure she gets lots of exercise. These humans have committed to making sure Faye gets to a healthy weight.

And Faye is very grateful to these humans. She started snuggling up to her small human friend the very same day she arrived in her new home.

When Felines Don’t Cover Our Poop

Furiends, many felines will cover their solid waste when they go to the litter box. But some of us do not. For example, in my home, I rarely cover my poop. Jacey sometimes does, and sometimes she does not. And Koji always covers his. That is three bengal cats in one home, all with different preferences for covering our poop.

Why is it that some of us felines cover our poop and others do not? You humans have many theories.

What Does It Mean When We Felines Do Not Cover After Doing This?
What Does It Mean When Felines Do Not Cover After Doing This?

First, there could be a medical condition that causes us to associate the litter box with pain. If that is the case, then of course we do not want to spend any more time than we have to there. But if we do not have issues peeing in the litter box, it is unlikely this is the case.

Many smart humans think the reason we do this is behavioral. Some felines never learned to cover their messes because their mothers did not show them how or they were taken from their mothers too quickly.

Another reason we may not cover our solid waste in the litter box is because we have learned there is no need to do this. We felines cover our waste outside because we do not want predators to know we are around. But inside a home with you kind humans that is not needed because there are no predators!

Other humans say we do this because we want other felines and humans to know we are around. We are saying, this is my territory and I belong here.

Whatever the reason, the human does not mind us not covering our solid waste. He says it smells no matter what. And when we do not cover our poop, it is easier for him to scoop up and flush down the toilet.

What do you think of felines not covering their poop?

September 17 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, kind humans. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. I also have some good news about Jacey and Koji. I will tell you about my blood sugar readings first.

For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 196. This is pretty much the same as what we saw last week, when they averaged 201. My blood sugar readings seem to have stabilized. They clustered around 200 for several weeks. I would like to see them a little lower, but at this level, they are okay. They are not high enough for them to present a risk of me getting complications from diabetes.

The only thing that bothers me and the human about my blood sugar readings is that we have a few times where my blood sugar falls too low. We do not like this, but I nom a lot, and my glucose quickly recovers.

Jacey Playing With the Nip
Jacey Playing With the Nip

Now on to Jacey and Koji. You know that Jacey commutes to work with the human. When they arrive home, Koji and I go to greet them. And lately, when the human opens the carrier to let Jacey out, Koji will go over and sniff her. He sometimes grooms her a little, and when she hops out, Koji does not chase her.

Koji also goes into the bathroom, and talks to Jacey. Then, he often relaxes on the bath mat, which is right below the shelf the human put in for Jacey. Jacey does not yell at him, and she does not seem to mind when he is right below her.

Things are still not where we want them for my sisfur and brofur. Jacey does not like to come out of the bathroom, because she is afraid that Koji will ambush her. And I will not talk about how Koji annoys me. Sometimes, he gets me so mad that I swat at the human and pee on the floor!

I will tell you about my blood sugar readings next week. Hopefully they will be like this week’s or a little better!

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.