Special Needs Cats Thank You!

Thank you for helping special needs cats!Some times, you humans can be so nice to special needs cats like me.

This week, I told you about a few special needs cats.  There were two diabetic cats I told you about, Mini Me and Mai Thai.  Then I told you about how Anakin and Mika’s human needed some help.  And finally, I told you about Dottie.

And those of you who know me on Facebook had been voting for me in the Modern Cat photo contest. I wanted to win to help raise awareness of feline diabetes.

Well, I have good news to share with you about these wonderful special needs cats.

First, Mai Thai is on her way to her furever home!  She had a very stressful ride in the car.  She sounds like me.  I hate car rides and I tell my human that I don’t like them by peeing in the cage.  So he has to line the cage before he puts me in there if he’s going to drive anywhere.  But after the car ride, Mai Thai got to her furever home and she will be happy because she will have a place where she can feel safe and no nasty huSpecial Needs Cats Anakin and Mikamans want to banish her.

Mini Me still needs a home, but it is not a critical situation. If you want to make things better for his human, you can go to his Amazon wish list.

Anakin and Mika are settling in well and becoming good furiends.  They are starting to sniff each other’s paws and they now chase each other around the bedroom in the morning.  How cute is it to imagine a two legged cat and a cat who is missing parts of two legs chasing each other around?

And because you humans were so generous, their human was able to raise enough money to not only pay for her current vet bills, but to fund the purchase of a prosthetic leg for Mika!  You didn’t stop there.  I got a note from someone at Texoma Pets Alive that said someone donated through this blog and that they got some things sent to them via their Amazon wish list.

And Dottie has climbed to number eight on the list of pets competing in Petfinder’s Luckiest Pet contest.  You can still vote for her.

I don’t think I won the Modern Cat contest, but that’s okay.  If we have to do this for another week, I am sure you humans will help me win it.

So I want to say on behalf of special needs cats everywhere, thank you for being such kind humans.  You all deserve sandpaper kisses, head bonks, and happy paw taps!

Help a Diabetic Cat Find a Home

Hello, everyone.  Today I would like to introduce you to Mini Me.  He is a diabetic cat who lives with his human and another cat called Shawti.  But while his human loves him, she doesn’t have the financial resources to take care of him.  So this sweet and loving diabetic cat needs a new home.  Can you help?

He is very loved where he is.  His human is going to be very sad to let him go.  Mini Me is a Mini Me is a Diabetic Cat who Needs a Homeformer stray cat, and his human thinks he is at least part Maine coon.  She first saw Mini Me when he was a small kitten, living as an indoor outdoor cat.  But then he vanished.  Two years later, he reappeared.  It was clear from his condition that he was taken in and then abandoned.

Soon after he came back, Mini Me got sick.  So he was taken to the vet, and he was diagnosed as a diabetic cat.  The human who was taking care of Mini Me tried to treat him, but never took him back to the vet for follow up, so he got sick again.  They were going to put him down but the human who now takes care of Mini Me would have none of it and stepped in.

She has been a wonderful human.  She isn’t well off financially, but she did what she could with the limited resources she has.  Mini Me was taken to the vet, examined again, and put on a different insulin.  He’s now doing much better, and is happy and healthy.  And it’s painful for his human to let him go, but she feels like he needs someone who has the resources to take care of Mini Me.

Mini Me is a sweet cat who is good with other animals.  Rather than fight, he will walk away.  And once he gets to know a human, he will stay right next to that human.  He doesn’t play too much, but when he does, it’s adorable.  And he is a very mellow cat, who loves to be handled for a while.  He’s not destructive, so your couch and other things that cats typically scratch are safe.

Mini Me’s human will give whoever adopts him the blood sugar meter, testing strips, insulin, and a harness.  She is also willing to teach his new humans how to take his blood sugar and how to administer the insulin.

Mini Me is currently located in Canon City, Colorado.  If you are a human who can help, or if you know someone who can, please go to the Facebook page of Mini Me’s current roommate, Shawti the Cat and contact his human there.

Meet Max: Another Polydactyl Diabetic Cat

Max Masanz, Another Polydactyl Diabetic CatPlease say hello to another fun and loving diabetic cat.  Max is a lovable tuxedo cat who is also a polydactyl just like me.  His human was looking around a shelter for a cat when he was around nine months old.  She didn’t notice Max at first, but he decided she needed a hug.  And Max took his big paws and wrapped them around her neck to give her a big feline hug.  When Max, who has 25 toes and 26 toenails, gives a hug, it’s something you definitely notice.

His human sure did, and she said “this one” and took Max home.  That was eight years ago.  For most of those eight years, Max was a happy, silly, busy and yes, naughty cat.  But then he started to lose weight last year.  He dropped two pounds in three months.  His human was worried, so he went to the vet many times and they diagnosed him with feline diabetes.

Poor Max didn’t know why he was diabetic, because he doesn’t like cake or chocolate.  But his human focused on getting his blood sugar under control, and after a few months, it was under control.

But after meeting the diabetes challenge, poor Max had another one thrown at him.  He got an upper respiratory infection, and he hadn’t recovered enough from the diabetes yet.  He was at the vet a lot and dropped down to 5.6 pounds.  His treatment made the ear sticks that I complain about look easy, because he had to endure IV fluids and had to eat through a syringe.  His poor human was worried that he wasn’t going to make it.

Fortunately, Max pulled through.  He has started eating again and he will go back to the vet to see where his weight is.  But he’s made progress, since he doesn’t have what his human calls his dinosaur bones on his back anymore.

His humans are very glad to have him back.  They love him a lot!

Max lives with a very generous bunch of humans.  They not only adopted him, but they help foster cats for the shelter where they got him.  He doesn’t like this, because there are always kittens around and Max doesn’t like kittens.

But he does have a furiend named Cricket, who is a black lab.  And his humans love him.

Do you want to learn more about Max?  You can go to his Facebook page.