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Sunday, March 21, 2010

TWO cats with diabetes ...

By now, efurryone knows that Feline American Pumpkin has diabetes an' is takin' injections of 5 ccs of insulin twice per day, but did you know that Cocoa Francis Puff is ALSO diabetic? Yep, he is ... an' he's takin' 2 ccs of insulin twice per day.

Mom an' Grandma picked up Puffy after his appointment with Dr. Hannigan an' she confirmed his diagnosis with a special glucose test. Puff isn't a big fan of the v-e-t an' really dislikes the stabby place. He's lost about two pounds in six weeks an' I can tell you that some of it was in pee 'cuz that dood was stinky!!!

Mom didn't like Puffy's aroma, so she an' Grandma used some Bed Head spray bath on him. They thought that they could avoid the mega-bitey that way, but he just got sticky an' foamy on his furs. So ... Mom an' Grandma gave him ... a bath. Yep. They hosed an' soaped an' hosed again. Puff was NOT happy an' tried to put the bitey on any pink skin near his teeth. He wasn't successful in puncturing any humans, but he did get clean. He smells much better now an' his furs aren't flaky like a pie crust.

Let's hope that the rest of the Feline Americans (an' me, too!) don't become diabetic cats.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fresh Air Fund: Hosts URGENTLY Needed!

Sara Wilson from The Fresh Air Fund contacted me an' asked if I'd put out some information on my bloggie 'bout a terrific organization that provides a "fresh air" experience for disadvantaged kids who live in New York City. hoping that we an' our readers might be able to help some of the kids.

She said, "As someone with a passion for animals I thought you and the readers of 'Daisy Mae Maus and the Feline Americans' would be interested in helping children who also love animals. The Fresh Air Fund is in need of host families for this summer. Host families are volunteers who open their hearts and homes to children from the city to give a fresh air experience to disadvantaged children from the inner-city. Even if you can't host a child yourself, just posting a mention of this program on your site or as a 'tweet' would be helpful to spread the word."

There's a site on the innerwebs where you can get more information if you're like us an' already live in a fairly large city like Sandy Eggo. You can find the site at Fresh Air Fund Hosts.

Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has been giving inner-city children the joy of a summer vacation with volunteer host families and at Fund camps, creating unforgettable memories and fresh possibilities. For some kids, this trip out of the city may be the first time to see stars! Can you believe it? Some cities have so much ambient light that something as run-of-the-mill as seeing a sky full of twinkling stars is out of the question!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Remembering Bailey

This is an email from our dear furriend Bev who works for Iams. Her woofie, Bailey, recently went to the Bridge an' Bev is missing her intensely. In honor of Bailey, Bev is teaming up with that great feline (an' woofie) fundraiser, Romeo the Cat. Here's what Bev has to say ...

"On January 15 this year, my sweet Bichon, Bailey, gently went to sleep for the last time. Bailey would have been 14 years old on March 11. In her memory, I am working with another blogger, Romeo the Cat, to raise money for Small Paws Rescue, a Bichon rescue group. We are devoting the entire month of March to our online Bichon Bash fundraiser.

As part of the effort to raise awareness of Small Paws, I am posting information and photos of Bichons available for adoption from Small Paws every day on my blog. And each Sunday I will be posting an article detailing who Small Paws is,
what Small Paws does, and why the members of Small Paws work so hard. I have already posted 2 articles, which you can see here: Petcare Bev.

Donations are easy to make and can be securely done through
First Giving.

The favor: I would greatly appreciate it if you would mention our efforts on your blog. Our goal is to raise $1,000, but I'm hoping we can raise more before we reach our deadline of March 31.

Can you help us? Please let me know if you need additional information, and feel free to quote from my blog. Thanks so much!

Smoochies to the kitties,

Mom agreed with me: No quotes necessary as Bev's email says it all. If you can help Small Paws, please click the link above to view their donation site.