Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue And The Giver Games

Donation to Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue for 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.

Playing the Giver Games

A friendly paw tap to all of my pawsome human friends.  Today I have exciting news.  I am part of an event that seeks to help spread random acts of kindness.  It’s called the Giver Games.  I am in realm seven, and I am proud to say that I am the only feline playing against a bunch of humans.

The way the Giver Games works is that each day, there is a theme that we focus on.  Once we find out what the theme is, we find a way to do a random act of kindness around that theme.

Yesterday, the theme was DRAW.  Now, I’m smarter than the average cat, and with my extra toes, I can hold a paint brush or pen.  But use it?  I’m afraid I can’t do that.  And when I turned to my human for help, he told me that I was silly.  Draw, he said?  You know I can’t do that, Bagheera.

But I am not a cat that gives up easily, and I wanted to do something today to participate in the Giver Games.

So I thought about what I’ve been able to do.  I’ve been able to bring attention to special needs cats or cats with other needs like me.  And I’ve got pictures of them.

Entry into the Giver GamesSo what I did is put together a montage of four cats that I have written about.  And I thought that I should make my human donate money to help with one of them whose human doesn’t have a lot.

And that’s what I did.  What do you think of this montage of cats I’ve been able to help because of you wonderful humans?  Not to bad for a polydactyl diabetic cat, huh?

I will share the theme of the day with you later.  Once I do, please see if you can practice a random act of kindness around that theme and post your picture to my Facebook wall.  Then I can share it, and we can see how many people like it.

I hope you humans do some wonderful things to spread some kindness in the world and share it with us!