You remember the very sad story of how Lincoln’s human was not able to help sweet little Jefferson recover like Lincoln did. If anyone could help poor Jefferson, it was the human who nursed Lincoln from a completely paralyzed kitten who could only track her finger with his eyes into a fully mobile and playful cat.
It was not to be, and Jefferson had to leave us just a few days ago. Tenth Life is hoping to raise money in Jefferson’s memory and if you can help, please do. If you can’t, please share.
It would have been very understandable if Lincoln’s human decided that she was not going to take on the challenges of another special needs cat right away. And remember, she takes on cats with challenges that make the ear sticks and insulin shots of a diabetic cat look easy.
But she didn’t take a break at all. Instead, she wrote on Lincoln’s page “this would only cause a greater disservice to those who need us and in making a positive difference. So we will continue to stand up and help those kitties in need, no matter how short their time may be with us.”
And with that, Lincoln’s human was on to help another special needs cat. In honor of Jefferson’s memory, Lincoln now has a new furiend, named Monet. Monet is already making himself at home with Lincoln and his human.
Monet came to Tenth Life because he has cutaneous mastocytosis. This is a very rare condition, and the rescue that was helping Monet did not feel they were capable of handling his challenges. In this condition, mast cells, which are a special type of disease fighting cell that contain chemicals like histamines, accumulate in the skin.
Treatment depends on the symptoms. So in the next few days, Lincoln’s new furiend will visit the humans wearing white coats and get his treatment. If it is not too bad, his treatment may not be any worse than what a diabetic cat like me has to deal with. And hopefully that will be true.
I wrote once before about how Lincoln’s human is a very kind human. And by helping Monet so soon after losing Jefferson, she shows it.