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Bagheera is a wonderful and loving cat who started off his life on the wrong foot. Literally. He is a polydactyl and since breed standard for bengals does not allow polydactylism, he was given to an animal rescue group.

His human had just lost a dear feline friend, but he was fascinated by both the bengal breed and the polydactylism. So he flew up to see Bagheera, and fell in love. He took Bagheera home the same day and Bagheera didn’t even let out a peep when he went on a noisy loud small airplane.

Several years later, Bagheera had to endure another plane ride, but this time, it was on a big airplane. He moved with his human to San Diego. And he was all set to enjoy a life of soaking up the southern California sun but then something else got in the way.

Bagheera was diagnosed with diabetes. This meant that he would have to overcome one more challenge.

His diabetes is being treated with insulin and a low carb diet. He has gained back all the weight he lost and is the same active, happy, rambunctious cat that he was before his diagnosis.

But he wants to help raise awareness of feline diabetes. He wants humans everywhere to realize that while diabetic cats require a little extra care and they cost more to keep healthy, they are loving and playful companions for the right humans!

November 19 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. I will tell you about my blood sugar readings today, and also share with you what is going on with me and going outside of the litter box.

The human caught me the other night going outside the litter box. He did not like it, and told me to stop. But that was the only time I did this. Right now, the human is carrying me to the litter box, putting me in there, and then letting me go.

He does this twice a day, and it seems to be working. But the whole thing confuses the human. I do not strain when he does this. I simply squat and then the urine flows out. So he does not think I have any medical issues.

And Koji is right there sometimes when I go. So the human does not think it is the fear of being ambushed by Koji that is causing this issue. Plus, I poop in the litter box, which means that I am not afraid to go into the litter box to do that.

This all leaves the human confused! But he does not mind carrying me to the litter box a couple of times a day if it means I do not go on the floor.

My Blood Sugar Readings Made Me Feel Like This
My Blood Sugar Readings Made Me Feel Like This

Now, on to my blood sugar readings, furiends. For the week, they averaged 171. That is pretty much unchanged from last week, when they averaged 173. These are good readings, furiends. They mean that my blood sugar levels are at a point where the white coated humans would not even consider diabetes. Unfortunately for me, I still need to endure insulin shots and blood testing, but it looks like it is working.

And unlike last week, we did not see any blood sugar readings where the human was very worried about me. We did see a couple where the human decided not to give me any insulin. But that is okay, as long as the average is good.

I will let you know what is going on with me and my peeing as well as my blood sugar levels next Monday.

Bengal Cat Bagni Needs a Home

We bengal cats are not good in every human’s home. We are very rambunctious and playful cats. And that means humans who bring a bengal cat into their life must be ready to provide us with the mental and physical stimulation we need. If they do not, we will find it on our own. And the poor humans who share their homes with us may not like how their homes look after we do!

A human in Racine, Wisconsin, surrendered their bengal because of this. Now, Bagni lives in a foster home associated with Wisconsin Humane Society. Bagni lost some hair due to a flea problem. Treatment cleared up the fleas very quickly. The white coated humans also did dental work on her.

Bagni must go to a home that is experienced with cats. She can go to a home with another feline if that feline is calm. The humans at Wisconsin Humane Society are also willing to consider sending her to a home with a canine.

Bagni Being an Inquisitive Bengal
Bagni Being an Inquisitive Bengal

Bagni probably sounds like a wonderful feline to you. There is one problem. She overstimulates easily. I am sure you are not surprised by this, because many bengals share this trait with her. When Bagni get pet, she will overstimulate quickly. Sometimes, she overstimulates herself when she gives head bonks! She responds to overstimulation by biting humans.

Bagni’s bites do not break the skin. But because she bites, the humans at Wisconsin Humane Society cannot put her in their adoption program.

Bagni is eight years old. She lived with two other felines. One of them was also eight, and she got along with that feline. She did not like the younger feline.

Do you think you can give Bagni a home, furiends? If you can, please contact the rescue group that is helping her.  If you cannot, please share Bagni’s story so that someone can give her a good home.

Diabetic Cat Donna Needs a Home

Furiends, Diabetic Cats in Need does a lot of good work to help felines like me find good homes. I am going to tell you about a diabetic cat they are looking to find a home for. Her name is Donna.

Donna, at ten years, is a senior cat like I am. She is not in immediate need of help, because she is living in a foster home. But her journey there was very difficult and challenging.

You see, Donna lived in a home with a human for a long time and then she was dumped at a shelter in New Jersey. The shelter took her in, but she did not like being in a cage. She completely shut down. Fortunately for her, the shelter placed her in an adoption center. Donna did not find a home in that adoption center, so she went into a foster home.

This was good for Donna. You see, when she goes into a cage, she does not do well. She shuts down completely. And, the stress she is under causes her blood sugar levels to spike. When that happened, the humans in white coats diagnosed her with diabetes.

Now that Donna lives in a loving foster home, she is doing much better. She does not need insulin shots. She is a lucky feline, because her blood sugar levels are managed through diet alone!

Diabetic Cat Donna Needs a Home
Diabetic Cat Donna Needs a Home

Donna likes a calm and quiet home. She is very sweet, but she will not hop into your lap like some felines do. That does not mean she is not a loving feline. Donna likes being near her humans, and she will follow her foster humans around the home. And, she loves to look out the window to see what is going on outside.

Donna enjoys being around other respectful and calm felines. She does require a proper introduction to them. In her current foster home, she roams throughout the home, and does not worry about the other felines.

Do you have space in your home for Donna? If you do, please contact the human who is caring for her. And if you cannot take this kind feline in, please share her story so that someone else can!