Two Cats Recover After Surviving Explosion

An explosion at a home is a very dangerous situation for both four legged and two legged inhabitants.  Sadly, this is what happened in Cape May County, New Jersey.  A house explosion occurred on November 7, and the humans were critically injured.  They are still in rehabilitation.

It is good news that the humans survived.  And they got some news that made them feel better when they found out that their feline companions were survivor cats and had made it through the explosion as well.

Dusty is one tough survivor cat, surviving a house explosionThe first survivor cat, Dusty,  was found in the rubble of the house.  She was suffering from burns to her head and feet.  To help her recover, she was taken to the humans in white coats at Ocean View Veterinary Hospital, where she is being cared for now.  And this survivor cat is a sweet cat, too.

This survivor cat was sitting still and not fussing with the humans in white coats when she got a saline bath, which she must endure daily.  That is why they said about Dusty, “she really is a great cat…she’s really made taking care of her very, very easy.”

Daisy, the other feline in the house, was seen wandering through the neighborhood.  Kind humans started putting food out for the girl, and she was captured by animal control after almost a month out in the cold.  This survivor cat did not suffer injuries that were as serious as those that her companion Dusty did.  Her whiskers were singed and that was the extent of her injuries. Daisy is a two time survivor cat, surviving both an explosion and the elements

“She’s doing great,” said one of the humans in white coats about Daisy.  “She didn’t get it as bad as Dusty did” and she’s “very talkative.”

And in what is a very kind gesture, the humans in white coats are not asking for green paper things from the humans whose house exploded.  We “would never charge them for anything…whatever they need, as long as they need to stay with us, they’ll stay.”

This gesture is very much appreciated.  Daisy’s and Dusty’s humans “call every day” and “text every day.  They want to know how the kitties are doing.”

It is a very sad situation that these humans and felines found themselves in.  But they all survived and they will be very happy to reunite with each other eventually.

Call it Loving Like Cats and Dogs!

My human tells me there is a phrase you have, “fighting like cats and dogs.”  Well, I do not like that phrase.  Neither Jacey nor I have fought with any dog.  I did get mad at the dog of my human’s brother, but that was because she barked at me in my own house.  So I hissed at her to let her know she couldn’t push me around.  Just because I am a diabetic cat doesn’t mean I will back down in my own home!

That doesn’t mean we were fighting.  In fact, many dogs and cats get along very well.  I told you about a dog who nursed a little kitten who was abandoned.  And today, I want to share a story of a dog who saved a cat’s life with you.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat is happy Rory is aliveA cat named Rory lives in New Zealand.  He ingested some rat poison, and got very sick.  His human rushed him to the place with humans in white coats, and the diagnosis was grim.  Rory needed a blood transfusion very quickly.  It was his only chance.  The human in the white coat knew that a blood transfusion from a cat with the wrong blood type would kill Rory.  But she also knew that since cats don’t have any antibodies to dog blood, so a transfusion from a dog would work. Bagheera the Diabetic Cat is glad Macy gave blood and saved a life!

Fortunately, the white coated humans at Tauranga Veterinary Services were able to locate a dog to give the transfusion.  A black lab named Macy was brought in, and the transfusion took place.

Rory’s reaction to the transfusion was nothing short of miraculous.  Within 90 minutes of getting the blood from Macie, Rory was up, purring, and asking for food.  The human in the white coat didn’t expect such a miraculous recovery.

Fortunately, even though I hate ear sticks and insulin shots that I need as a diabetic cat, I’ve never needed a blood transfusion.  But if I do need one, I will not mind if it comes from a dog.  You humans should retire the phrase about how we fight.