Lincoln’s Human Won’t Let Loss Deter Her

You remember the very sad story of how Lincoln’s human was not able to help sweet little Jefferson recover like Lincoln did.  If anyone could help poor Jefferson, it was the human who nursed Lincoln from a completely paralyzed kitten who could only track her finger with his eyes into a fully mobile and playful cat. Bagheera the Diabetic Cat's Furiend Lincoln

It was not to be, and Jefferson had to leave us just a few days ago.  Tenth Life is hoping to raise money in Jefferson’s memory and if you can help, please do.  If you can’t, please share.

It would have been very understandable if Lincoln’s human decided that she was not going to take on the challenges of another special needs cat right away.  And remember, she takes on cats with challenges that make the ear sticks and insulin shots of a diabetic cat look easy.

But she didn’t take a break at all.  Instead, she wrote on Lincoln’s page “thisBagheera the Diabetic Cat is Sad that Jefferson is gone would only cause a greater disservice to those who need us and in making a positive difference. So we will continue to stand up and help those kitties in need, no matter how short their time may be with us.”

And with that, Lincoln’s human was on to help another special needs cat.  In honor of Jefferson’s memory, Lincoln now has a new furiend, named Monet.  Monet is already making himself at home with Lincoln and his human.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Wants you to Meet MonetMonet came to Tenth Life because he has cutaneous mastocytosis.  This is a very rare condition, and the rescue that was helping Monet did not feel they were capable of handling his challenges.  In this condition, mast cells, which are a special type of disease fighting cell that contain chemicals like histamines, accumulate in the skin.

Treatment depends on the symptoms.  So in the next few days, Lincoln’s new furiend will visit the humans wearing white coats and get his treatment.  If it is not too bad, his treatment may not be any worse than what a diabetic cat like me has to deal with.  And hopefully that will be true.

I wrote once before about how Lincoln’s human is a very kind human.  And by helping Monet so soon after losing Jefferson, she shows it.

Help Tenth Life in Jefferson’s Memory

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat is Sad Jefferson is Gone

You will remember that I told you the story of Jefferson from Tenth Life Cats.  Tenth Life takes on challenges that make what a diabetic cat like me has to deal with look very simple.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat is Sad Jefferson is GoneJefferson’s life had a very rough start.  He was only three weeks old when his spinal cord was severed as the result a door accidentally shutting on him.  His human at the time took him to the humans with white coats and the diagnosis was grim.  His rear legs were paralyzed, and there was no guarantee that he would regain the use of them.  Because his human couldn’t afford the treatment and devote the attention needed to help Jefferson hopefully recover, she relinquished him to Tenth Life.

And Tenth Life put the human who was best suited to help Jefferson on the case.  My good furiend Lincoln‘s human helped him along the path from completely paralyzed kitten to fully mobile and playful cat.  So when Jefferson went to this wonderful human, all of us held out hope for a complete recovery.

Unfortunately, it was not to be.  Jefferson got sick, and had to be taken to an emergency clinic, where he entered their intensive care unit.  He seemed to being doing better, as he started eating on his own.  But he did not continue on the path to recovery.  On Monday night, his body failed him.Bagheera the Diabetic Cat is Sad Jefferson is Gone

During Jefferson’s short life, he was treated with so much love.  From his first human to the humans at Tenth Life who tried so hard to help him recover and who are heartbroken at losing him to humans like you who cared about a tiny little paralyzed kitten, he received all the love any cat could ever want.

Jefferson is no longer with us, but you can donate in his name so that Tenth Life can help other cats like him who nobody else will help.  Please help if you can and share this so that as many people as possible can help.