June 10 Blood Sugar Readings

Hello, furiends. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar levels. One of the things that affects my blood sugar levels is my nomming. And furiends, I have to tell you, both the human and I laughed at Koji’s nomming technique yesterday.

The human puts two cans of food out in the morning and evening for me and Koji. When he does this, we generally attack the noms and eat a lot of them right away. But then we leave some for later, and go and consume those noms when we want a snack.

Koji Eating Off the Floor
Koji Eating Off The Floor

Last night, the way that Koji decided to consume that snack made both me and the human laugh. Instead of just eating the noms out of the dish, Koji pulled it out of the dish with his paw. Then he set it on the floor, and nommed on it from the floor!

The human said that Koji was being a dork, and I agree. If he wanted to move some of the noms, he could have left them in the dish! But no, he wanted to move them to the floor. Silly Koji!

Now, on to my blood sugar readings. For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 153. That is higher than what we saw last week, when they averaged 125. But both the human and I are not too concerned about the average blood sugar reading.

What we are concerned about is that my blood sugar levels dropped way lower than we want a couple of times last week. The human does not think the insulin dose I received was the problem. It was because I did not feel like nomming, and left a lot of food behind. When I do that, my blood sugar level will drop. But then I got very hungry and nommed like crazy, and my blood sugar recovered.

I will tell you about my blood sugar readings for the week next Monday. Hopefully, there will be no really low readings!

May 6 Blood Sugar Readings

Koji Decided to Test The Water in the Tub

Hello, furiends. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings. Before I get to that, the human was not feeling well last week. He went to the white coated humans to get help. And when he went, one of the things they told him to do is to soak in hot water for 15 minutes a few times a day.

Koji Decided to Test The Water in the Tub
Koji Decided to Test The Water in the Tub

In a home of bengal cats, you know what that means. Koji and I immediately started to investigate the tub, since there was water in it. The human may have wanted to soak in peace, but we felines decided that we would join him. And Koji even decided to make sure that the water was good enough for the human!

When Koji was not in the tub, he and I splashed the water. The human was sitting in the tub, and we swatted the water. It was fun making it splash all over the place, even though the human did not like it. Koji even wet his paws and then licked them dry to drink from the tub, furiends.

As for my blood sugar readings for the week, I think they are good. For the week, my blood sugar levels averaged 110. That is much lower than what we saw the week before. But the human and I both think the lower doses of insulin are helping.

You see, furiends, we dropped my insulin dose to prevent my blood sugar levels from dropping too low. And for the week, the lowest reading we saw was 60. Even that reading is not dangerous. We didn’t have any times where the human skipped giving me insulin. And that prevented my blood sugar from spiking.

It seems like the new dosing is working to keep my blood sugar under control without putting me at risk for hypoglycemia. And that, furiends, makes me happy!

Japanese Show Features Samurai and Feline

This Samurai Saves a Feline

Furiends, I learned about a Japanese show featuring a samurai and a feline. It is not a surprise at all that the Japanese would create a show about felines. After all, they are the country where there are many cat islands. And we cannot forget they are the creators of Neko Atsume!

This show plays on a classic story. I am sure you know of many movies where an assassin decides they cannot kill the target. But this is the first time where the target is a feline!

This Samurai Saves a Feline
This Samurai Saves a Feline

The show is called Neko Zamurai, which translates into Samurai Cat. Running for two seasons, this show featured a samurai named Madarame Kyutaro. This samurai, also known as Madara the Devil, was having a hard time finding work. That is why he took on an unusual assignment.

Kyutaro was told to kill a cat accused of stealing a man’s soul. He set out to complete his job, but then when he saw the feline, he decided he could not kill the cat. Instead, Kyutaro decided to adopt the feline and take him home. Tomanojo, the feline, was very happy about this.

The series follows the adventures of Kyutaro and Tomanojo. And you can tell that Kyutaro is a brave samurai, because he gives Tomanojo a bath. Furiends, I do not have to tell you that if the human tried this with me, he would be bleeding as if a samurai took a katana to him!

But the scene where Tomanojo gets a bath is cute. To keep Tomanojo from getting angry, his samurai sings to him!

I do not speak Japanese and the human  does not either. That means we cannot enjoy the show as much as we would like. But we both like the idea of a samurai caring for a feline. And Jacey and Koji, who has a name that would fit a fierce samurai, agree.