June 17 Blood Sugar Readings

Good morning, kind humans. I hope that you enjoyed your weekend. If you are a father, I hope you enjoyed your day. While the human is not my feline father, he is like a human father to me, Jacey, and Koji. So naturally, we felines enjoyed showing him how much we like him being our human father.

Jacey Being a Purrito

Jacey did a lot of talking to him, and she even hopped on his chest and made biscuits. The human liked it, but he did not like Jacey’s sharp nails poking him. Koji decided that it would be a good day to hop on pop, as one of your children’s books say. And I refrained from swatting the human, giving him friendly paw taps instead.

I hope that all of you fathers of humans enjoyed your day with your human children. I also hope that they did not hop on pop if they are too big for that!

Now on to my blood sugar readings for the week. For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 166. That is similar to what they averaged last week, when they were 153. We had a few days where my blood sugar got lower than the human wanted. But overall, these are good blood sugar levels.

The human is a little concerned about how we are seeing too many blood sugar readings that are lower than we want. We do not know if it is because I do not feel like nomming, or if my insulin dose needs to be adjusted. We will talk to the white coated humans to see if we can drop my insulin dose a little more.

Remember, we have already dropped my normal dose by half a unit of insulin. So we do not want to drop it again, and then see my blood sugar levels climb too high. But we also do not want to risk me getting sick from blood sugar readings that are too low.

This is the tough balancing act the human must do, furiends!

 

June 10 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar levels. One of the things that affects my blood sugar levels is my nomming. And furiends, I have to tell you, both the human and I laughed at Koji’s nomming technique yesterday.

The human puts two cans of food out in the morning and evening for me and Koji. When he does this, we generally attack the noms and eat a lot of them right away. But then we leave some for later, and go and consume those noms when we want a snack.

Koji Eating Off the Floor
Koji Eating Off The Floor

Last night, the way that Koji decided to consume that snack made both me and the human laugh. Instead of just eating the noms out of the dish, Koji pulled it out of the dish with his paw. Then he set it on the floor, and nommed on it from the floor!

The human said that Koji was being a dork, and I agree. If he wanted to move some of the noms, he could have left them in the dish! But no, he wanted to move them to the floor. Silly Koji!

Now, on to my blood sugar readings. For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 153. That is higher than what we saw last week, when they averaged 125. But both the human and I are not too concerned about the average blood sugar reading.

What we are concerned about is that my blood sugar levels dropped way lower than we want a couple of times last week. The human does not think the insulin dose I received was the problem. It was because I did not feel like nomming, and left a lot of food behind. When I do that, my blood sugar level will drop. But then I got very hungry and nommed like crazy, and my blood sugar recovered.

I will tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week next Monday. Hopefully, there will be no really low readings!

Cat Has Perfect Reaction to Learning She is Pregnant

Furiends, you know that one of the first things you should do when a feline you are caring for is old enough is to get them spayed or neutered. When you do this, you help your feline avoid many potential medical issues. And fixed felines mark a lot less, which means that you do not have to worry about cleaning up those messes. But the most important reason? We do not want unfixed felines to add to the overpopulation of felines.

Maybe that is why one feline had such a funny reaction when she learned she was pregnant.

Ulla is a one year old feline who is living at a shelter in Nuuk, Greenland. I hear it gets very cold there and lots of white watery things fall from the sky. Ulla dealt with that until kind humans took her to the shelter in April. Since then, the shelter has been taking good care of Ulla. But they noticed she was gaining weight, and they wondered why.

So Ulla went to the humans in white coats. And they performed an ultrasound on her. They learned that she was pregnant with four or five kittens. And Ulla’s expression when she learned the news was one of surprise.

Ulla Learns She is Pregnant

Furiends, this is why many people know about Ulla! Her expression after seeing her kittens on the ultrasound makes many humans laugh.

But do not worry about Ulla and her kittens. Once she gives birth and raises her kittens, she will go to a good home. The shelter will care for her kittens and find them good homes. Ulla will get fixed after she recovers from giving birth.

This is a good outcome for a pregnant feline living on the street! I am glad Ulla will get the care she needs and that she and her kittens will go to good homes!