Hello, good furiends. It is almost the weekend, and this is a mix of good and bad news for a diabetic cat. It means I get to spend more time with my human, which is always good. It also means that I’ll get more ear sticks, as this is his chance to see what my blood sugar levels do throughout the day. During the week, when he is at that work thing, he cannot do this, so he takes advantage of the weekend to get more readings.
If you have some time this weekend to look at interesting blogs, may I recommend one that features writing from a fellow diabetic cat?
Paws and Effect is a blog written by three cats with a little help from their human. They answer letters from humans who have questions about cat health, behavior, or anything cat related. The reason they write is simple. Just like Jacey and me, they cherish the relationships felines like us have with their humans and they want to do what they can to make that relationship a good one.
There are three four legged advisers, and one is a diabetic cat like me. Siouxsie Mew is the top cat, and queen of all eastern cats. Good thing she didn’t claim the western territory, or I would have to let her know that Jacey is better suited for that role. Siouxsie’s human adopted her when she was only six weeks old, and she wasn’t really ready to eat solid food yet. But now Siouxsie is fully grown, and she has stepped into her role as the queen very well.
There is also Thomas T. Bombadil. He was three years old when his human adopted him, and had been through a series of traumatic events. Thomas was not feeling well when his human came to look at cats to adopt, and he was thinking that he wanted his spirit to be free. But his human adopter saw through his suffering and sickness. Even though he was covered in mucus from his nose, his human knew he could become a playful and fun boy. And that’s what he became!
Finally, there is my fellow diabetic cat Belladonna Moonshadow Kelley. Her human found her at the Homeless Animals Rescue Team shelter in Maine. Belladonna was there because the humans who were taking care of her didn’t think they could handle the care a diabetic cat requires. HART has a room full of super sweet sugar kitties like Belladonna and me, and they took her in. Belladonna and I share more than just being diabetic cats. We are committed to educating humans on feline diabetes and helping share stories of other diabetic cats that need help.
On what Belladonna calls Sugar Kitty Wednesdays, she highlights a diabetic cat who needs a home. Maybe you can visit Paws and Effect and see if you can help one of these sugar kitties find a home?
But even if you don’t, and you just want another blog written by felines to read, please visit my furiends there. This weekend would be a great time to start!