Category Archives: Humans

Law Seeks to Protect Cat Rescuers

Furiends, did you know that it is illegal for first responders to provide mouth to snout resuscitation to felines and canines in California? Only white coated humans can give felines and canines medical treatment. I do not blame the humans who wrote that law. They did not want humans who are not properly trained to give medical treatment to felines and canines.

This Feline is Glad a Firefighter Broke the Law
This Feline is Glad a Firefighter Broke the Law

But the humans behind this law did not think about first responders. And currently, first responders who give medical help to felines and canines risk being a fine of up to $2,000 or a year in jail. Now, furiends, many first responders ignore the law and help. And I do not think the humans in robes would actually convict them of a crime. But it is a risk they do not want to take.

Now, a law is working its way through the California legislature that will change this. It seeks to allow mouth to snout resuscitation for anyone who is helping a feline or canine in danger. And a white coated human telling a lawmaker to do this got the bill moving forward.

Furiends, I am glad the legislature is doing this. First responders want to help injured animals, just like they help injured humans. Injured animals, just like injured humans will need to see a white coated human eventually. But we want our first responders to be able to help when they arrive on the scene.

And that is what this bill will do. It allows first responders to help felines and canines on the scene without them having to worry about being prosecuted for their actions. White coated humans will still be the only ones who can give medical attention to felines and canines in non-emergency situations.

This is a good bill, furiends. If you live in California, please contact your elected officials and tell them to support it! And if you do not live in my state, see if your elected officials will enact similar laws where you live.

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.

Rescued Feline Helps Human at Work

Many humans decide they want to help a feline. This is good for both the human and the feline. The feline gets a home. And the human gets a furiend that keeps them company and makes them happy. The human also enjoys the health benefits that come with having a feline in their life.

One human decided that they wanted their feline to share these benefits with humans they work with. And that is how Betty Boo ended up working at a human’s hair salon. Betty Boo enjoys being around humans, which makes this a good environment for her. She loves showing affection to humans, even ones she does not know very well.

Going to a hair salon can be something that humans do not like. But Betty Boo does her part to make sure the experience is more enjoyable. She gives lots of cuddles to every human who visits the salon, and she often hops into the lap of the humans in the salon.

Betty will walk over to humans who are waiting for service, and greet them. Sometimes, she will brush up against their legs and meow, asking for attention. Other times, she will hop into their laps and say hello.

Betty’s human set up the salon to make her happy. They put in lots of places for Betty to lounge in around the salon. But she prefers interacting with the humans there. Who needs a perch to sleep on when a human’s lap is available?

Betty Boo Relaxing with a Human
Betty Boo Relaxing with a Human

She loves to cuddle with humans visiting the salon, and she always makes them smile. Betty especially loves comforting humans getting their hair washed. After all, Betty thinks, it is not fun to get your head fur wet. So she does what she can to help make it more fun.

I am sure many humans look forward to their visit to Betty’s salon because they love seeing her. And she loves seeing them, too!