My human tells me that one thing that many humans do when they become successful and famous is called forgetting where they came from. He explained it like this. “Bagheera, forgetting where you came from would be like you recovering from diabetes and not sympathizing with diabetic cats who still get ear sticks and insulin shots.”
One cat who definitely has not forgotten where he came from is my good ginger buddy Lucky. This sweet guy, when he is not seeking treats, wants to help other cats who have been abandoned or abused. His story started out very sadly, but it became an inspiring one.
But Lucky thinks he’s the one who has been given a break. He said, “imagine if the Good Samaritan had never called animal control after seeing me wounded on the side of the road. Imagine if a kind vet tech hadn’t seen my potential and sent my picture to everyone she knew. What if no animal rescue group had agreed to take a chance on me? My sister in fate, Fortune and I would most certainly not be on this road today.”
Lucky continues, urging his fans to advocate for homeless animals. He reminds them “not many of my homeless brethren will have the opportunity that the love of my furiends and supporters have given me.” But, we should always think of them with kindness. And if we can, Lucky says, we should become advocates for them. We should help those who need homes find one. And if we can’t do that, then maybe we could help by becoming advocates for trap, neuter, and return programs or other population control methods.
It is challenging being a diabetic cat, that is for sure. But at least I have always had a home and a human who takes care of me. Please remember all of the furiends out there who do not have that and send them healing thoughts.