Diabetic Cat Chloe Needs a Furever Home

I recently wrote about Diabetic Cats in Need and how they are participating in a contest to win $1,500 in credit at a low cost veterinary clinic.  Today I want to highlight a diabetic cat that needs a furever home.

Meet Chloe.  She is a nine year old cat who was diagnosed as a diabetic cat Meet Diabetic Cat Chloeright around the same time as me, in the summer of last year.  But there is good news about Chloe.  Unlike me, who needs two insulin shots a day and who can’t seem to find a dose that gets me down to a level where both my human and I are happy, Chloe is a diabetic cat in remission.  That means she doesn’t need insulin and just needs a low carbohydrate diet and monitoring.

Lucky girl!  To not have to get insulin shots and lots of ear sticks must be nice!  Someday I hope I will be there.

Chloe is not like me in another way.  I am very friendly and outgoing.  I like meeting other humans and felines.  But Chloe is very shy.

Even after nearly six months with her foster human and the other four legged inhabitants of the house, Chloe still prefers to be by herself.  She will tolerate the other four legged creatures roaming her foster home.  When it comes to her foster human, she will tolerate being held a little bit Meet Diabetic Cat Chloebut she is not shy about letting her foster human know when she has had enough attention with a little nip.

Chloe likes her soft bed with a comforter.  She is not like Jacey and me, who like to seek out the window to work on our fur tans, watch what’s happening outside, or recently, what the bird on our balcony is doing.

For a human who wants a mellow cat who is affectionate but not overly so, Chloe may be the perfect cat.  Since she is a diabetic cat in remission, you can take in a special needs cat who needs a minimal amount of attention.

Can you give Chloe a home?  Please tell Venita at DCIN if you can.  If you can’t, please share this so that someone who can will see this story and give her one.

A Diabetic Cat Gets a Feathered Visitor

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat's New Neighbor

Hi, everypawdy!  I told you yesterday that my human said that Jacey and I are banished from the balcony for a while.  This did not make me happy.  Just because I am a diabetic cat doesn’t mean that I don’t like to enjoy soaking up the sun.

And I especially like nibbling on the catnip that my human is growing on the balcony.  But my human tells me there is a good reason for our banishment.

We cats are predators.  Nature designed us to be good ones.  Our sharp claws, sharp teeth, and lightning quick reflexes make us very good at killing prey.  And we really enjoy hunting birds.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat's New NeighborThat is what is nesting on our balcony these days.  You can see the pretty mourning dove that has decided to lay its egg right next to the basil plant that my human planted.

Humans who live in the United States probably have seen these birds.  They are very common birds, and they live pretty much throughout the entire country.

They make a very distinctive sound.  You probably have heard it at some point.  They are very adaptable birds, and they live pretty much anywhere.  While they normally nest in trees like most birds, in the western United States where I live, they will often nest on the ground.  That is what they decided to do here.  They decided to nest on the soil in the planter box where my human planted basil.

Mourning doves pairs take turns incubating their eggs.  Typically, the male will incubate the egg during the night, and the female will incubate the egg during the day.  So Jacey, our human, and I get to see two different birds.

These pretty birds are fun to look at, but even though Jacey and I told our human that we will not attack the bird, he knows better.

Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long.  The typical incubation period for a mourning dove is about two weeks, and then the baby mourning doves fly away after another two weeks.

I guess that is okay.  We typically have something called June gloom here, and while diabetic cats love to lounge in the sun, there isn’t much to lounge in when it’s here.  So I should be able to head back out to the balcony right around when it gets sunnier in July!

You better believe that I am going to show my human how much diabetic cats like the sun when I get the chance.

Jacey’s Roundup of the Week

Bagheera The Diabetic Cat's Furiend Jacey

Bagheera The Diabetic Cat's Furiend JaceyHello, everyone.  I hope that what you humans call Sunday Funday is off to a good start.  Sometimes, my diabetic cat friend Bagheera needs a little time to play with our human, so I am stepping in to highlight some of the things he talked about this week.

One of our favorite charities is Diabetic Cats in Need.  We love them because they help humans with diabetic cats like Bagheera who don’t have the resources to pay for treating feline diabetes.  They entered a contest to win a credit at a low cost vet clinic in Richmond, Virginia.  DCIN can sure use your votes!

Both Bagheera and I are amazed at how loving and friendly one special ginger kitty named Lucky is.  After being tortured by an evil human, he has nothing but love to give.  Lucky had a media tour last week, and helped the Homeless Animals Rescue Team win lots of money to help other cats like his furiend Fortune.  Some of you humans call diabetic cats like Bagheera sugar cats because of their elevated blood sugar levels.  But Lucky is a truly sweet kitty!

This month is June, and that means that lots of already crowded sBagheera the Diabetic Cat reminds you June is adopt a shelter cat monthhelters are even fuller because it is kitten season.  That is why the American Humane Association, Humane Society of the United States, and American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have designated June as adopt a shelter cat month.  Both Bagheera and I found our human through rescues.  If you’re looking for a cat, please go rescue one and maybe choose a diabetic cat or other special needs cat.

One of the best reasons to adopt a cat is because of the sandpaper kisses we give you.  If you ever wanted to know what is behind the sandpaper kisses that cats like Bagheera and me give to our humans, you can learn all about them.

Well, that is all I have for you today.  It seems that we have a feathered visitor on our balcony, and Bagheera and I want to go investigate.  Our human is leery, though, because he says furry friends and feathered friends do not mix.