“Faye loves attention and likes when you scratch right above her nubby tail,” said the humans running the facility. And even though she was overweight, Faye loves playing with toys and chasing a laser pointer around the room. All she needed was a human to commit to playing with her so that she would lose weight.
Jacksonville Humane Society shared Faye’s story through social media, hoping someone would come to help her. And soon, right when they opened, a family with a small human showed up. They wanted to see Faye.
At first, Faye was shy and hid from the humans. But a small human came up to Faye and told her she would be okay. Faye quickly warmed up to the small human. They became furiends fast. Soon, Faye was on the way to her new home!
Her humans put Faye on a special diet and they are controlling the amount of noms she gets. They are also making sure she gets lots of exercise. These humans have committed to making sure Faye gets to a healthy weight.
And Faye is very grateful to these humans. She started snuggling up to her small human friend the very same day she arrived in her new home.
Furiends, many felines will cover their solid waste when they go to the litter box. But some of us do not. For example, in my home, I rarely cover my poop. Jacey sometimes does, and sometimes she does not. And Koji always covers his. That is three bengal cats in one home, all with different preferences for covering our poop.
Why is it that some of us felines cover our poop and others do not? You humans have many theories.
Another reason we may not cover our solid waste in the litter box is because we have learned there is no need to do this. We felines cover our waste outside because we do not want predators to know we are around. But inside a home with you kind humans that is not needed because there are no predators!
Other humans say we do this because we want other felines and humans to know we are around. We are saying, this is my territory and I belong here.
Whatever the reason, the human does not mind us not covering our solid waste. He says it smells no matter what. And when we do not cover our poop, it is easier for him to scoop up and flush down the toilet.
What do you think of felines not covering their poop?
We felines do not live as long as you humans do. An indoor only cat like me typically lives for around 15 years. Some felines live longer, and some have their lives cut short sooner. But 15 years with a human who loves us and who we love is a good life for us.
This feline first came to the attention of humans tracking long lived felines when he had only three teeth. But he did not let this slow him down. He still was going strong. His humans, who are heartbroken to have lost their feline after so many years, say that giving him lots of treats like tuna, cream, and hot roasted chicken helped him live so long.
His humans first met this feline in 1990, when another cat brought him into the home. Nutmeg, as this feline was known, kept coming into the home. That is when they realized he was a stray and decided to keep him in their home.
Nutmeg’s humans took him to the white coated humans. They estimated his age to be around five. And then for 27 more years, Nutmeg enjoyed living with his humans and giving and receiving lots of love.
But eventually, even the longest lived feline leaves us. And Nutmeg knew it was his time. His health started to deteriorate, and his humans knew they had to take him to the white coated humans one last time. There, they said goodbye to him after 27 years. While they are very sad about this, they are very happy to have spent so much time with Nutmeg.
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.