A Very Happy Rescue Near This Diabetic Cat

Hi, everypawdy!  I love to share happy stories with my human friends because it makes this diabetic cat’s heart beat quicker, and helps reduce the blood sugar.  Or so my human thinks.

Today I get to share a story of a very happy rescue that’s near me.  As you know, I live with my human and Jacey in San Diego.  Well, the San Diego Humane Society shaBagheera the Diabetic Cat is so happy Karma was rescuedred a heartwarming story of a kitten rescue and I wanted to pass it along to you.

About a month ago, field officers with the San Diego Humane Society responded to a call of a cat meowing between the walls of a barber shop.  They searched for a way to get to the cat, but found out that the cat was unfortunately trapped between the walls.  Making things worse, the poor girl had been stuck there for two days.

It’s important for you humans to remember that we are nimble, agile, and fast, but sometimes, we can get ourselves into situations we cannot get ourselves out of.  That is what happened here.

With no alternatives, the officers contacted the owner of the building, and got permission to cut into the wall to help the cat escape.  And the fire department, which you humans love to joke always gets cats out of trees, came in and cut a hole in the wall so the officers could get the cat.

After the kitten, who was later named Karma, was released, she was immediately taken to the San Diego Humane Society’s Paws Kitten Nursery.  Karma quickly grew stronger as she was given food, medicine, and lots of love.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat introduces Karma the KittenAnd the best part of this story is that Karma found a furever home last week.  She is just one of the nearly 2,000 kittens that the San Diego Humane Society will admit into their kitten nursery this season.

Wonderful stories like this are why my human donates to the San Diego Humane Society.  If you’d like to help create some more, you can donate to them in my name.  And if you can’t donate, please share this story.

Don’t you just love happy endings?

Meet Michelangelo — Another Diabetic Cat

Hello to all you pawsome humans.  Today I want to introduce you to a very special furiend of mine.  Michelangelo is another diabetic cat, but there’s a twist.  Most diabetic cats develop the disease when they get older.  I was diagnosed with it when I was seven.

Michelangelo the Diabetic CatMichelangelo is different, because he’s a kitten!  He was rescued by his human at about six weeks of age after his mother moved his two brothers and never came back for him.  You see, Michelangelo was the smallest of the litter, and his mother is a feral cat.  We felines are smarter than you humans give us credit for, and his mother probably figured he wasn’t going to make it.

She had good reason to think this, because he was half the size of his siblings.  Developmentally, he had only progressed to about five weeks, and he had a really nasty case of coccidia which required two rounds of treatment to clear up.  And when Michelangelo’s human rescued him, soon after, the poor guy lost all of his whiskers.  They have grown back, but sometimes, they curl up and fall off.

Michelangelo the Diabetic CatMichelangelo has really progressed.  His human’s friend, who still sees his semi-feral brothers, said that Michelangelo has gone from being the runt of the litter to more than twice his brother’s size.  And since they think he is part Maine coon, he’s going to get even bigger!

Everything looked great for Michelangelo but then he got a urinary tract infection.  When he went to the veterinarian to get checked, they discovered he had a very elevated blood sugar level.  Because he was so young, his human was hopeful that it would clear up, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen.  So now his human is treating him for diabetes.

There are very few diabetic kittens, so his human is pretty much writing the book on how to treat this disease.  Event though Michelangelo is a kitten, in some ways, he is just like me.  He gets two insulin shots a day.  His human is on a different treatment plan that I am, so that means the poor guy gets more ear sticks than I do.  But he’s still a playful and fun kitten, and he’s shown his human lots of love.

His human has put together a spreadsheet of Michelangelo’s blood sugar levels.  Hopefully more veterinarians will learn about how to treat diabetic kittens because of his human’s extensive record keeping.

Michelangelo is another diabetic cat who shows that no matter how old we are, for the right human, we are fun, loving and playful creatures who make purrfect pets!

They Say that Curiosity Killed the Cat

Curiosity supposedly kills cats.  That’s why we have nine lives.

But in this cute video, it didn’t kill a very cute kitten.  It does make for some fun viewing.

Hope you enjoy this and that you have a great weekend!