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.
The human tells me that you humans will go to places to exercise. I do not know why you need to do this. Jacey, Koji and I get all the exercise we need just by chasing each other around and jumping on things. If you have felines in your home, you know that sometimes, we do this in the middle of the night and annoy your humans.
LB decided that he would observe the humans and silently judge them while they worked out. You know we felines are very good at that!
The humans give LB pets and show him lots of love when they take breaks from exercising. And LB helps them, too. The humans exercising there say that LB gives them a little extra motivation to come in to work out and to stay consistent.
Sometimes, LB will demand pets from all the humans in the gym and they love to give him those pets. Other times, he will watch one or two humans exercise, and then wander off to get some exercise of his own. And LB does things for the humans besides just helping them stick with their exercise program.
You see, the gym LB decided to make his home has a mouse problem. Well, LB helps with that. He will go and catch mice, and he scares many of the mice he does not catch away.
Furiends, I am very happy this feline wandered in to this gym. And I am very sure that the humans who exercise there are, too! The mice he catches, however, are not. But while they do not like it, everyone else does!
We felines are very good at letting you humans know what we want. Sometimes, we do this by talking. Other times, we will tap you with our paws. And sometimes, we do this by just walking on in and doing what we want ourselves.
Oreo showed up on the grounds of the St. Augustine Health Ministries facility one day. She wandered on in, and she decided that she had found her furever home. Oreo kept on coming back to the nursing home, and she won over the hearts of the employees and the patients.
“She’s like the family here. She helps the residents. She helps the employees. And we just love her,” said one of the staff at the facility.
Many of the residents of the nursing home grew up with pets, so it makes them feel good to have Oreo there. “For them to be able to come out and pet the cat and see how the cat is doing” makes the residents happy, said another human.
And the staff at the facility are very proud of their feline coworker. They carry around pictures of Oreo and love having her around. She has brought a lot of joy into the nursing home. Sometimes, she will sit at the reception desk and help greet people. Other times, Oreo will sit by residents who are waiting for rides. But regardless of what she is doing, Oreo is very grateful to the humans who gave her a home and she returns the favor.
Oreo brings a lot of love and happiness to the facility. She does this to reward the humans who were kind to her and let her stay. And that, furiends, is something that both humans and felines can appreciate!
When the human adopted me, he tried to put me into a cardboard box. I promptly escaped, and he had to get a carrier to take me home. But that escape by me as an eight week old kitten was nothing compared to what one cat did to return to his family.
The humans were very sad to do this. They even cried when they relinquished the stray cat they had been taking care of to the cat rescue. But they felt it was the best thing for the cat. After they surrendered him, they thought that this cat would find a good home through the cat rescue group.
You know we felines can be very stubborn and determined. And that is exactly what this feline was. He decided that he had found his family, and he was going to go back to them.
One day, the humans had a visitor. One of the humans was chatting and when another family member walked in to the room, they were stunned to see that the feline they had surrendered to the cat rescue was in the room, meowing away!
This cat, who has been renamed Mr. Fancy, escaped the cat rescue facility within 20 minutes of his surrender. It took a month for him to make his way back to the home of the humans who cared for him, but he was determined to do it.
Mr. Fancy wanted to show the humans who were kind to him that he appreciated their kindness, and it paid off. After his journey, the family knew he belonged with them. And now, he is a loved member of the family.