Our Furiend Lucky Has Left the Spa!

Lately, much of the news I have shared with you has been sad news.  So today, I am very happy to give you wonderful news.  You remember that our furiend Lucky was recovering from the horrible injuries that were inflicted on him.  A cruel human dumped acid on our ginger boy.  But after that horrible treatment by one human, many humans rallied to help Lucky recover.

His wounds were gruesome and ugly, and he had to stay at the recovery room at Parkway Veterinary Clinic.  As a diabetic cat, I complain a lot about the needle sticks and ear sticks.  That is nothing compared to what Lucky had to deal with.

But this didn’t stop Lucky from showing that he had a big heart and lots of love to give.  He even called the recovery room the spa!

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat's Furiend Lucky has a home!The spa was Lucky’s home for months, as the injuries that were inflicted on him healed.  It was always supposed to be a temporary place for Lucky, and while he was happy there, he always wanted to go to a home.

Well, today, Lucky got his wish.  He left the spa today, and made it to a foster home.  There were many people who wanted to take in this brave and loving cat so that he could experience the love and care that he deserves.  While Lucky would have been happy to go to any of these homes, he ended up going to the home of the photographer who has shared so many wonderful pictures of Lucky with us.

Lucky will have an appearance in the Washington DC area coming up, and he says he has a new furiend to share with us.  And don’t forget, Lucky already has one furiend who is looking for a furever home, Fortune. Bagheera the Diabetic Cat's Furiend Fortune needs a home

Lucky, Fortune, and me are all special needs cats.  I am a diabetic cat.  Lucky had to deal with his horrible injuries.  And Fortune had to deal with a bad wound on her neck and is fighting FIV.

But while our challenges are all different, there is one common bond we have.  As this video of Lucky making biscuits should show you, there is absolutely nothing wrong with our hearts.

When it’s time for you to bring another furiend into your life and home, I hope you will consider adopting a special needs one.

Crisfield Cat Rescue Needs Your Help

Hello, my furiends.  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  Today I bring you the story of an organization, Crisfield Cat Rescue, which has helped so many of my fellow felines.  Now they are in need of help themselves.  Hopefully, Bagheera the Diabetic Cat’s Buddies can help like they have before.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to help Crisfield Cat RescueFounded about two and a half years ago, Crisfield Cat Rescue is an all volunteer organization that helps rescue cats in Somerset County, Maryland.  This is located on what my human tells me is called the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  I have never been there.  My human thinks he flew a small airplane into that airport, but if he did make the trip, I was not at home.  So I can’t tell you if he actually did!

Due to many challenges piling up, Crisfield Cat Rescue needs to shut its doors.  First, they have lost many members, which makes it impossible for them to organize fundraisers.  Without volunteers and money, it makes it very difficult to take care of the cats they have on hand.  On top of that, there haven’t been as many adoptions as they thought they would have.  That means instead of having cats go to new homes and not having to pay the expenses of caring for them, they continue to have to spend money on cats they hoped would be in a furever home.

The last straw was when the kind human who started the group found out that her home, which houses the shelter, needs major repairs.  She is already working full time, trying to run a rescue organization, and this was just too much.  The poor human couldn’t even get a Petfinder account set up because she had no time.  Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to help Crisfield Cat Rescue

From the bottom of this diabetic cat’s heart, I thank the kind human who tried so hard to make it happen.  It just proved to be too much.  But she has rescued many cats over the past two and a half years, and trapped, neutered, and returned many feral cats.  So while the doors for Crisfield Cat Rescue will close on July 20, many cats have benefited from their work.

Here is where you kind humans, who I call Bagheera the Diabetic Cat’s Buddies, can help.  If you live within 150 miles, Crisfield Cat Rescue will deliver an adoptable cat to you and they will waive the fee.  And if you have a barn or shelter that can house some of the cats, that will help tremendously as well.

The Somerset County Humane Society can take some of the cats, but not all of them.  So if you’ve been looking for a feline friend and you live near Crisfield, can you please help?  If you don’t live close enough, please share this so that others can see it.

My Buddies have helped many cats in the past.  I know you can help again!  Purrs and head bonks for all that you do.

More Sad News From This Diabetic Cat

Yesterday, I had to share with you some sad news about poor little kitten Eric, who was born into a tough situation, and fought off an upper respiratory infection twice before it got him the third time.  I have another sad story to share with you today.

You will remember how Jacey and I were not happy about being banished from the balcony, because we like to go outside to work on our fur tans.  We are southern California cats, after all, and we need to get outside and enjoy the sun.  We get a little coming in from the windows, but nothing beats relaxing outside on the balcony.

The reason Bagheera the Diabetic Cat was not allowed on the balconyOur human explained to us it was because we had two little mourning dove hatchlings on the balcony.  We promised that we would not harass the birds, and gave him our most innocent and cute looks.  Well, he didn’t fall for it.  He knows that even though I am a diabetic cat, I will attack birds because it is in my instinct.  I am a predator, after all.

But while keeping us off the balcony eliminated one threat from the hatchlings, it didn’t eliminate all of them.  Most mourning doves do not make it past their first year.  And while we cats are like you humans and kill many of them by hunting them, predation only accounts for a small percentage of the losses.  Disease and starvation are the main killers of mourning dove hatchlings.  Two diseases that ravage the dove population are fowl pox and trichomoniasis.  Both of them can affect the mouth area, and thus kill by starvation.

My human thinks this is what happened to the hatchlings.  One of them died on Friday.  To try to keep the other one alive, he bought a suet and seed mix, which many wildlife organizations use to feed hatchlings.  The second one didn’t eat any of it, and it was dead this morning. The reason Bagheera the Diabetic Cat was not allowed on the balcony

He is sad the birds did not make it.  He told me and Jacey they were like his babies, too.  Well, I told him not to be sad, and that he was a good human for trying.  And I reminded him that he takes care of a diabetic cat like me, and has rescued four cats.

He will put the birds in the compost at the urban garden where he volunteers.  I told him that these birds will help create nutrients for the plants that produce seeds for other mourning doves to eat.

That got me a pat on the head, and he said, Bagheera, you may be a diabetic cat, but that sure didn’t affect your brain.  You are a smart cat!  Now both my human and I are happier.