Update on Diabetic Cat Missy and Bengal Cat Duke

Happy Friday, everyone!  As a polydactyl cat, I am one of the few cats that can give you a high five.  And I am really in the mood to give everyone a high five because I have good news about two of the cats I told you about.  I told you about my fellow diabetic cat Missy, who needed a new home quick, and my fellow bengal cat Duke, who had been living on the streets for three years.

My human tells me that you punish evil humans by giving them an injection like you do to us felines when you put us to sleep.  But sometimes, a governor can grant clemency and save that human’s life.  I understand that you call the place where the people who are set to be put down death row.

That was the story of Missy, a sweet diabetic cat who was on death row with less than a week to live.  I am so happy to tell you that a very kind human who read about Missy contacted Diabetic Cats in Need and adopted her.  Missy is now in California, and she is in a home where she is loved.

Missy the Diabetic CatMissy’s new human said that she is settling in nicely and getting used to her new furever home.  She isn’t eating much, because she’s a little nervous about being in a new place with humans she doesn’t really know well yet.

But the good news is that Missy’s blood sugar levels aren’t high enough to require insulin!  So even though she’s been through the stress of the move and getting used to new humans, she’s in good shape.

Duke is a bengal cat who was fostered, adopted, and then abandoned.  Three years on the street took its toll on this handsome boy, and he was close to being put down.  Fortunately for him, the microchip led the shelter that picked him up to his former foster human, and they were reunited.Duke the Bengal Cat

Duke did not look good at the reunion.  But now he looks a lot better.  He is healing up, talking to his humans, and he is starting to become that healthy and playful cat we bengals are known for being.

He sure looks a lot better, doesn’t he?  Doesn’t it make you happy to see a furiend like Duke recover from his neglect?

I know you humans really enjoy Fridays.  Hopefully these stories will make your Friday a little better.

I send you head bonks and purrs for reading my blog!

 

Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue And The Giver Games

You humans may remember that I’m the only four legged participant in the Giver Games, where we work to spread random acts of kindness.  Each day, we are given a theme and we practice a random act of kindness based around those themes.  I am honored to represent bengal cats and special needs cats for this contest!

On Monday, the theme was DRAW, so I drew a montage of special needs cats and reminded people that these cats are just as loving and fun as any cat without special needs.

Tuesday’s theme was GOLD, so I made my human make some sandwiches to give to the homeless so that he’d obey the golden rule of doing unto others as you would have them do to you.

Yesterday, thanks to your help, I was able to figure out that the theme of the day was KID.  That made it hard for me to figure out exactly what to do in order to perform a random act of kindness around a kid.  I guess I could have given one of the kids in the new condo complex that I live in a head bonk and purr and paw tap, but that would mean my human would have to put me in my cage again.  Like I was going to let that happen without a fight!

But I thought about something.  I told you the sad story about the bengal cat at Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue who had to go in for emergency treatment dueDonation to Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue for the Giver Games to complications from her pregnancy.  The story had a happy ending, as she was able to be treated, recover, and kind humans donated enough money to Spots and Stripes to get Mischka home.

By the way, I see that five of you humans who read about Mischka went to the Spots and Stripes donation page.  Purrs, happy meows, and friendly paw taps to you for doing that!

Another pregnant bengal cat named Isis didn’t make it after her pregnancy, and three of her kittens went over the bridge with her.

So I made my human donate $5 for each of the feline kids who didn’t make it plus another $5 for Isis to Spots and Stripes.  I figure it’s the least he can do to help remember those feline kids, and to help Spots and Stripes spread more kindness.

Normally, when I want my human to do something, I need to threaten him with biting.  Not this time. He was very happy to give!

A Sad Bengal Cat Story With a Happy Ending

Hello, my furiends.  Some of you may be familiar with the organization Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue.  They do a great job of helping place Bengal cats like me with loving humans.  Their motto is that no Bengal should be unwanted, unloved or alone.

Mischka was taken in by Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat RescueKay is the human who runs Spots and Stripes  She took in a pregnant cat named Mischka on March 10th and she said she was excited to see what Mischka’s kittens would look like.  She was planning on helping Mischka nurse her tiny little kittens to a point where they could be adopted, just like she has done so many times.  One quick visit to the Spots and Stripes Facebook page will show you this.

Unfortunately, things got very bad very quickly.  On March 13th, just three days after Kay took in Mischka, she started to bleed out of her vagina and anus.  One of these would have been a bad sign, but both combined meant that Mischka needed emergency help.

The next day, Mischka was back home.  It looked like things were getting better.  She was being given fluids every few hours, and she was on a bland food diet.  The veterinarian though she had colitis, which causes blood and mucus in the stool and which was brought on by the stress of pregnancy and of being sent to a new place.  But it looked better, and the three babies were seen on an ultrasound and they all had heartbeats.

On the 16th, Mischka had to go to the veterinarian again.  They needed to do an emergency c-section to see if there were any live babies, but Mischka was just too sick to risk losing her even if it meant putting the babies at risk.  After the veterinarian opened up Mischka, they discovered that she had two litters, one of which was all stillborn.  The stillborn fetuses were what was making Mischka sick.Poor Mischka the Bengal Cat is Sick

Mischka needed to stay with the veterinarian because of her sickness.  And it was only on the 18th than she was finally eating and drinking on her own.  Her blood pressure was stabilized, and the veterinarian said she could go home after the bill was paid.  It wasn’t cheap.

After making $800 in payments, Spots and Stripes owed $1,792.  This is money that Kay did not have because of the costs of treating another pregnant cat who didn’t make it and for the purchase of a rescue vehicle.

When I originally wrote this, my fellow bengal was going to be held at the veterinarian until Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue could pay the bill.  But thanks to a bunch of very kind humans, Mischka is on her way back home with Kay.

However, as you can imagine, funds are depleted and Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue needs to replenish them.  Can you help by donating even a tiny amount?

If you can’t, please share this story.

Purrs, head bonks, and friendly paw taps to all of you.

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.