Last Friday, I told you that my human was going to go to an event where they simulated a zombie apocalypse and challenged him to survive it. Well, he came back from it just in time to give me the insulin shot a diabetic cat needs, and he told me all about it.
He pointed to his knee and showed me how he scraped it.
Sometimes, my human can be a big goofball, but it is important for me to humor him. So I asked him, “how did you do that?”
“Oh, Bagheera, it was a tough course. Not only did I have to run up and down stairs, but I had to climb up and down a big wooden obstacle, and then I had to run past a bunch of zombies. Then I had to jump over highway barriers and on top of cars, and I could not let the zombies touch me or I would have lost.”
“Did these zombies move fast?”
“No, Bagheera, they actually moved slowly. But there were so many of them. And I had to hop on cars to get away from them. It was really hard. See this picture? I had to hop on those cars to get away from them!”
I just gave him a friendly paw tap and walked away. I have to remind myself that my human does love me, and it’s great that he does the work that’s needed to help a diabetic cat, but he’s only human. Hopping on those cars and running away from slow moving zombies? For a cat, that’s easy!
But he told me that in case there is a zombie apocalypse, or any other natural disaster, humans need to be ready to take care of their pets. The first thing you must do is prepare an emergency kit, which should have:
- Food and water for five days for each pet
- Medications and medical records. For a diabetic cat like me, this needs to contain my insulin, syringes, and testing kit at the very least
- Litter box, litter, scoop and plastic bags to collect the waste
- Sturdy carriers to keep me from getting lost
- Directions on medical care and dosing
Doing these things can help you save your pets if there is a disaster, whether it’s a hurricane, earthquake, flood, or zombie apocalypse. There’s more information at the Humane Society website.