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Human Helping Feline Needs Help Himself

Furiends, Jacey, Koji and I do not want to laugh at you humans too much. We especially do not want to laugh at humans who do things to help us felines. But sometimes, we cannot help it.

What else can we do when we hear about a human who went to help a feline stuck in a tree who got stuck in that tree himself?

Firefighters Rescued This Feline

That happened in Norfolk, Virginia. A human saw a feline stuck in a tree. He decided to help the feline, and climbed the tree, which was located in a park. This human started off okay, because he took a ladder to the tree. But then, he decided to climb the tree past the ladder. And he soon found out that he could not get back down!

The fire department responded to a call about a human and a feline stuck in a tree. They showed up, and worked for about 30 minutes to get the human back down. After that, since they were on the scene, they decided they would help the feline, too.

“Since [firefighters] had the gear already deployed, they tried to see if they could rescue the cat,” said one of the humans at the fire department. They reminded people “this is not something we normally do.”

Firefighters used a ladder truck, and coaxed the feline off the tree. Then they carefully lowered the feline down to an anxiously waiting human. Soon, everyone involved in the rescue — humans and felines — were happy.

Jacey, Koji and I are laughing at the human who found himself trapped in the tree. We can do that because everyone is safe. But remember, furiends, it is important to think about your own safety when you go to help a feline. Hopfully, the feline will stay inside now. That will definitely keep them from getting stuck in a tree!

Felines Learn to Give High Fives

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.

Many animal shelters are showing how to properly get a feline to do tricks. They are teaching felines to give high fives.

A Feline Giving a High Five
A Feline Giving a High Five

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.

Meet Diabetic Cat Nonie

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.

Diabetic Cat Nonie Needs a Home
Diabetic Cat Nonie Needs 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!