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.
Felines and humans share more things than you think. For example, some humans do not have homes, just like felines do not have homes. And one group of felines and one human lived outside together for many years.
These felines and humans lived in an alley, and they had an understanding with the humans who lived nearby. The human would keep other humans who might cause trouble away, and the felines would help keep the rats under control. And that is why they were able to stay in the alley.
Sadly, after a very cold spell, the human who was caring for the felines did not make it. And the humans living in the area noticed that the alley was getting dirty. They learned that the homeless caretaker of the feral cats had died, and they quickly moved to help the felines that were his family.
“We had to honor his memory,” one of these humans said. They decided “we’re going to throw ourselves straight into this and take care of” the cats. They quickly set up a schedule to feed the felines, and after that, they put together shelters for the felines.
Next, these humans decided to get the felines in the alley spayed and neutered. This not only would help keep the population from exploding beyond the 30 cats there, but it also helped with the City of Chicago. And when the City designated them as a colony, it meant they will not attempt to trap and potentially euthanize these felines.
Other humans learned about this, and they gave green paper things to help. Now, the kind humans will have the green paper things they need to build shelters and feed the felines. And they committed to making sure the felines will be safe.
“He died with the things he loved the most, his cats,” said one of the humans caring for the felines. “We should all be so lucky to be around the people and animals we love.”
Good morning, kind humans. It is time for me to tell you about my blood sugar readings. I have some good news to share with you for two reasons. First, I like my blood sugar levels a lot better than the ones we have seen recently. And second, we are going to get some much needed rain around here.
It has been a very dry rainy season for us, and many humans got concerned that we would not get enough water. But it looks like we are going to get a lot of rain starting tonight and going into Wednesday. Now, furiends, I will be honest. I do not like it too much when it rains. The human has to close all the windows, so it does not get wet inside. And I cannot work on my fur tan.
I am glad I get to enjoy living inside when it rains. That is one of the nice things I get to enjoy because of the human. He also makes sure my blood sugar levels stay where they should. And for the week, they were much better. They averaged 175, which is much better than the week before. That week, they averaged 219.
One of the things that made both the human and me happy is that we did not have any extremes in my glucose readings this week. Hopefully that trend continues this week! Then I will be able to share good news with you next week. And by then, the rains will have stopped so I can go back to working on my fur tan.
Furiends, many people and companies want to help feral felines. There is Love Your Feral Felines near where I live. And not too far from me, a feral colony was at risk. But kind humans stepped in to help them, and a company contributed $10,000 to help these felines.
A new property management company took over, and one of the first things they did is tell the humans caring for the felines they needed to take down the shelter. Furiends, you know as well as I do that this would have been a death sentence for the felines living there.
The six humans who had been taking care of the feral colony for years were stunned. They asked for time to trap and relocate the felines. And the property management company granted that time, with their tenant, Northrup Grumman, pushing them to do so.
It took a while, but the kind humans helping these feral cats were able to trap all of them. Five of the cats in this feral colony found furever homes. The rest of the felines went to a facility near Santa Barbara. This facility, named VIVA, sits on 42 acres of land. The relocated felines will have lots of room to roam!
And Northrup Grumman came through with a donation to cover the expenses of this move. They gave $10,000 to People and Cats Together. This group worked very closely with the volunteers to help them get the felines to safety.
Like one of the humans helping these feral cats, I am happy they are safe. But I do not like how their home for 22 years was taken away from them. It doesn’t make any sense, furiends and the property management company who decided to do this deserves many swats!