One of the things I like to do with my furiends is share the stories of diabetic cats like me who are looking for homes. Diabetic Cats in Need tells me about them. They also tell me that sharing these stories helps felines find homes. And that is why I do it.
Today, I want to tell you about a diabetic cat named Rosemary. She is a fluffy ginger girl living in Denver. Rosemary, like me, is a senior cat. She is a couple of years older than me since she came into this world in 2003. Unfortunately for Rosemary, she lost her human, and she had to go to a shelter. Maxfund took her in an and has been caring for her since August 2017.
The kind humans at Maxfund say that Rosemary is one of their favorites. And why wouldn’t she be? She loves to greet humans, even ones she does not know well. Rosemary loves to be pet, and she doesn’t shy away from attention. This sweet girl needs a foster or furever home, because she is being kept in a cage in a small room. Rosemary tolerates this, but we all know she would prefer more space.
Rosemary is an easy going cat who likes just about anyone. She doesn’t mind small humans like some felines. The humans at Maxfund do not know about how Rosemary feels about canines. But she is the kind of feline who they feel would adapt to a respectful canine. They think she would do best in a quiet and calm home.
Many humans try to train us felines, and then they give up. Then they tell everyone we cannot be trained. That is not true. We felines can learn to do tricks. We just have to want to do them. Too many humans expect us felines to be like canines. Canines will do anything to make their humans happy. Felines need to want to do the things that make you happy.
Not only is this fun for both the feline and the human doing it, but it makes it easier for felines to get adopted. Potential adopters see the feline doing fun things, and they know that they are looking at a fun and playful cat. Learning tricks also makes the felines happier during their time in the shelter. And it helps boost their confidence and reduce stress levels.
Humans at shelters say that teaching felines high fives helps shy cats come out of their shells and feisty cats learn to play gently. They also say that it is a lot of fun for the humans, too, because it is so cute!
And now, one of the most well known cat advocates, Jackson Galaxy, is holding a contest. Take a picture of your feline giving a high five. Then post it on Instagram with the hashtag #catpawsitive and tag @thejacksongalaxyproject and @halopets. You can do this through April 19th.
After the contest is over, Jackson Galaxy will choose his five favorite high fives. The winner will choose an animal welfare organization to receive $5,000 and 10,000 bowls of Halo pet food. And the four runners up will get to chose who gets 10,000 bowls of Halo pet food.
Shelters can also choose to join the Cat Pawsitive program, which teaches humans at shelters training techniques for felines. That way, felines at their facilities can get the benefits of learning to do tricks.
Hello, furiends. I learned about a diabetic cat named Nonie through Diabetic Cats in Need. I am going to share his story with you, and hopefully, we can work together to find him a home.
Nonie is living at Cat Care Society in Lakewood, Colorado. He is a year younger than me, at 12 years old. But this 12 year old feline is like me. Yes, we are older felines, but we are still full of energy and life.
Nonie likes humans, even ones he does not know. He has a lot of energy and loves to get attention from humans for as long as they want to give it to him.
Like me, he does not like getting insulin shots. He will squirm a little when he gets his shot. But he will tolerate it, and the human has learned that is about all you can ask from us felines. He also gets along well with other felines, but if they are too submissive, he may get a little overbearing. Nonie doesn’t just like felines and humans. He also likes canines, even with their sloppy wet tongues.
Nonie gets low doses of insulin and noms on low carbohydrate canned food. This combination keeps his blood sugar levels where they need to be. And like many of us older felines, Nonie needed dental work done. Kind humans helped pay for that before he arrived at Cat Care Society.
Can you help Nonie find a home? If you can take him in, please contact Cat Care Society. They would prefer it if humans interested in adopting Nonie visit him in person.
But if you cannot take Nonie home, you can still help him. You can share his story. Hopefully someone who can take Nonie in will see his story and he will find a good home!
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.