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Diabetic Cat Friskie Needs Our Help

When we felines get dental work, it is expensive. The human is taking Jacey in to get her teeth cleaned, and it will require many green paper things. And the white coated human who is going to take care of Jacey’s teeth says that she probably will not need the more extensive and expensive treatment.

The human does not like spending lots of green paper things on Jacey, but he realizes that he has to. And he is in a position to be able to do it. Many other humans cannot afford to do this.

That’s what Friskie and his human are dealing with right now. Friskie, you see, recently went home with a kind human who took him in despite his diabetes. They took him to the white coated humans and learned that his teeth needed to be cleaned. And after taking on the responsibility of caring for a diabetic cat, they did not have the green paper things to handle his dental work.

Diabetic Cats in Need stepped in to help. They told me about what Friskie is going through, and now I am sharing his story with you. They are hoping to raise $1,000 to get Friskie’s teeth cleaned. When that happens, they think it will help get his blood sugar levels under control.

Diabetic Cat Friskie Needs Dental Work
Diabetic Cat Friskie Needs Dental Work

Friskie’s human wishes they had the green paper things to handle this on their own, but they do not. And Diabetic Cats in Need is looking to others to help fund his treatment. They have helped so many diabetic cats, and now they want to help this one.

Can you spare a few green paper things for Friskie? If you can, please contribute. And if you cannot, please share Friskie’s story so that others can. If we work together, I know we can help my fellow diabetic cat get his teeth cleaned!

Help Diabetic Cat Hamilton Find a Home

When I first developed diabetes, the human’s first clue that something was wrong was how much I was peeing. I had to go so often and so much that sometimes, I peed outside of the box. This is not uncommon for diabetic cats.

The human was not happy about this. He made many trips to the pet store in order to get things to clean up my urine. But he did not plan to surrender me to someone to put in a barn like a human did with Hamilton.

Fortunately for Hamilton, a kind human took him in. They planned to take him to a rescue organization. When they were doing this, they learned that Hamilton is a diabetic cat. After learning this, Hamilton’s foster human started treating his diabetes. He gets insulin twice a day, special noms, and soon will get a glucose curve done. And most importantly, Hamilton no longer pees outside of the litter box.

Diabetic Cat Hamilton
Diabetic Cat Hamilton

Hamilton lives with his foster human in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He weighs almost 13 pounds, so he is a fairly big feline, although he is not as big as me! And he sleeps in a room by himself. He sometimes hops onto the bed in the room to sleep on the comforter, but Hamilton also sleeps in a cat bed.

This diabetic cat gets along with the other felines in his foster home, as well as a small canine. He lived in a home with small humans, but we do not know how well he liked them.

Diabetic Cats in Need shared Hamilton’s story with me, and now I am sharing it with you. Let’s help my fellow diabetic cat find a home! If you have room in your home for him, please contact his foster human. And if you do not, please share his story so that others can help.

Black Cats Face New Adoption Challenge

Furiends, many humans involved in cat rescue say black cats have a hard time getting adopted. Black cats have taken longer to find a home than other cats for a long time. Reasons for this vary. Some humans believe silly superstitions about black cats and bad luck. Others do not like the color of a black cat. And sometimes, humans do not see the black cats in a shelter.

Now they face a new challenge. You see, too many humans are obsessed with social media. Now, many of you know about me because of social media, so it is not all bad. After all, it helps me spread the word about diabetic cats!

But black cats are more difficult to get good pictures of. And even good cameras have a hard time focusing on fluffy black cats. This created a new challenge for black cats seeking a good home.

“It’s worse now because black cats don’t show up in selfies. Now everybody wants to take selfies and put them on Facebook. It’s a very narcissistic use of social media,” said a human who runs a cat adoption center in the United Kingdom. “Over 20 years of having difficulty rehoming black cats, it’s definitely got harder because of selfies.”

Selfies Make It Harder for Black Cats to Find Homes
Selfies Make It Harder for Black Cats to Find Homes

Furiends, this is stupid. I do not know why having a more difficult time taking a selfie with a feline would be a reason to not adopt one. To me, this means the human saying this is foolish and not worthy of a feline of any color.

I do not like humans who think this. We should put them in a cage for an hour or two. And then, we should allow felines of any color to swat some sense into them. After all, furiends, we felines are not toys or props for human selfies.

And to those foolish humans who think it is easier to take a selfie with non-black cats? You do not know how hard Jacey, Koji, and I make it for the human. He takes many shots to get one good one of us! And if he can do it, so can other humans.