Furiends, you will remember that I entered a contest in order to be part of the inaugural calendar for Diabetic Cats in Need. Votes cost a dollar each, and the green paper things raised from the contest went to help diabetic cats like me.
I did not win the contest, but that is okay. I am glad to have been a part of the contest. I want to congratulate the winner of the contest, who did an amazing job. Bear, who helped raise $1,350, deserves to have won. We are both diabetic cats, but I have always had a human who loves and cares for me. The human has raised me since I was a tiny little mitten kitten.
Bear, and his brofur Cowboy, were not as fortunate. Cruel humans threw them in a dumpster, and they were lucky to be rescued. Bear also did not get treated for diabetes as quickly as I did, and he suffered neuropathy and feline ketoacidosis as a result.
But with the proper treatment, Bear has returned to being the sweet and mellow gentle giant that he has been for most of his eleven years. He and Cowboy are back to enjoying their time with their humans and their four feline siblings.
Thanks to the contributions of Bear and all of the other diabetic cats who entered the contest, Diabetic Cats in Need raised nearly $7.000 that will be used to help diabetic cats and the humans who care for them. I am very happy about this.
All of the cats in the contest have one thing that we want humans like you to know. We may be diabetic, and it does present challenges for the humans who care for us. But there is nothing wrong with a diabetic cat’s ability to love the humans who care for them.
Congratulations to Bear and to Diabetic Cats in Need!