I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
We felines get sad when our humans, for whatever reason, cannot take care of us anymore. An older human surrendered nine year old Vienna, along with her other feline family members, because they could not provide the proper care for them. Vienna did not like this, even though the kind humans at BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore tried to make her feel better.
But Vienna and the other felines in the group, including her best furiend Elvis, needed this. White coated humans treated Vienna right away for a flea infestation. The fleas nommed on her blood so much that she was anemic, furiends!
Not only was Vienna anemic, but she also had a large cyst over her eye which needed to be treated. Despite all of this, Vienna loved interacting with the humans taking care of her. These humans said she was a sweet, friendly, and cuddly feline.
Every time a human walked past the cage where she and Elvis were staying, Vienna would give them eye blinks with her pretty green eyes. She would also show off her little chirp meow and wave her fluffy tail around to get their attention.
It took a while, but Vienna’s efforts finally paid off. A kind human decided to give her the home she deserved. Soon, she and Elvis were adopted. And now, she has a home of her own.
Furiends, when you look to adopt, make sure you consider an older feline. They may not have as much time left with you as a younger feline, but they will definitely enjoy the time they have. And so will you!
The human was not happy when he learned that I was fighting diabetes. He was worried about what that meant for my quality of life and his. But he soon learned it was not too difficult, and that a few extra minutes each day would mean I could live a happy and long life.
Humans who learn their felines have cancer face something similar, but it is much more challenging. These felines have a disease that can kill them. And their humans get very worried.
Fortunately for these humans, a kind human whose feline, Brodie, lost his battle with cancer, started a fund to help. Cancer treatments can require many green paper things, and The Brodie Fund helps with that. But they do much more than that.
One human whose cat, Moby, was battling cancer endured a lot of teasing from his friends about how much he cared about his cat. I say he needs new friends because they are not worthy of his attention. But even if he does need new friends, after a year of treatment, he sent an email to let The Brodie Fund know Moby was doing well.
Sometimes, however, even the most dedicated humans and white coated humans cannot help a feline with cancer win. When that happens, The Brodie Fund provides free grief counseling to the human who lost their feline.
And that is what happened. Kind humans from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue learned about the lost feline and went to help him. Three humans with the organization set out on a 6.5 mile hike to help the feline. They carried with them a humane trap like this one.
After the long hike, the put noms in the humane trap. Within five minutes, the lost feline, who is now named Elgee, was in it. Elgee went back down the mountain, and white coated humans with Brother Wolf treated him for the parasites he was dealing with.
Elgee was safe, but he needed a home. Soon, kind humans who adopted their first cat after finding him during a hiking trip contacted Brother Wolf. The humans at Brother Wolf decided that these humans would be the perfect home for Elgee. And so he went to their home.
Elgee is naturally cautious about his new home, but he is progressing well. His adopters give him space, and they are patient, having taken in shy cats before. They bought a camera to check on Elgee when they are not in the room. And when it is time, they will introduce him to the other felines in the home.
This lucky feline went from being stranded at the top of a mountain to living in a home where he is loved. This story makes me happy!