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.

Lollipop Is Looking for a Good Home

Michigan Cat Rescue does a good job of finding homes for cats, even though they are a small rescue organization. And now they are looking find a two year old Maine Coon mix a home.

Poor Lollipop is starting to think that she is invisible. This pretty girl is definitely not invisible. But she is starting to feel that way because nobody has chosen to adopt her during adoption events. Her foster human tells her that this is because the right person hasn’t come along. And I can tell her that is right. The human tells me that many felines take a long time to find a good home and it is better for them to wait for that home.

Michigan Cat Rescue's Lollipop
Michigan Cat Rescue’s Lollipop

Lollipop has been through a lot in her two years. I may think that diabetes is a challenge, but at least I was never close to being put down. She was minutes away from losing her chance to thrive. Fortunately, Michigan Cat Rescue saw her and took her in.

Maine Coons are known for being quiet gentle giants, and Lollipop is definitely one. She does not talk too much, which is one of the reasons she may not get as much attention as more vocal felines. But smart humans get to see her very sweet nature. Once she starts to trust a human, she loves to shower them with affection and enjoys spending time with them.

Michigan Cat Rescue says that if you adopt Lollipop, you will make two hearts happy — hers and yours!

Do you have room in your home for Lollipop? If you do, and you want to take her home, please contact Michigan Cat Rescue. Fill out an application and maybe you can take her home. If you do not have room for her in your home, please share her story. That way, someone who has room can bring her home.

February 11 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week. For much of the work week, it is likely that I will not be able to work on my fur tan. The human tells me that we need the rain, so I will tolerate it. But Jacey, Koji and I do not like it when we cannot enjoy sun puddles! We are southern California cats, after all. And we must work on our fur tans!

Jacey, Koji And I Will Be Doing This All Week
Jacey, Koji And I Will Be Doing This All Week

But then the human told us that if we do not get enough rain, the catnip outside might not grow as well. And then we decided that we would tolerate a few days of rain in order to enjoy catnip. We felines are known for not wanting to wait for anything, but remember this. Our wild ancestors stalked their prey for a long time before pouncing. So we can do the same with the sun.

Now on to what I wanted to tell you about in the first place, my blood sugar readings. For the week, my blood sugar readings averaged 195. That is lower than last week, when they averaged 201. And it is way below the level where my blood sugar readings will cause issues if they stay that high for a long time.

We did have two incidents of my blood sugar dropping lower than we would like. Those were mornings where I demanded noms very loudly as soon as the talking box started to talk. And when the human saw my readings, he knew exactly why I demanded my noms. But we will take these blood sugar levels.

Hopefully, next week, I will be able to tell you about my blood sugar readings without having to tell you about how the human worried about a few of them. That would make me very happy, furiends!

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.