Brilliant news!

I am sure many of you will remember Mary, who became MJ and finally Mimi when she found her forever home with her new big brother Jasper? If not then we will pause a moment while you catch up, you may want to read this, this and finally this.

Well we have received a brilliant update from Helen who offered Mimi her forever home.

Happy families

Happy families

Over the last 6 weeks Mimi and Helen have been going back and forth to the vets in Redcar. It turned out that recently when the vets ran two fructosamine tests on Mimi they found that her glucose levels were through the roof.

They had to get to the bottom of this and so Mimi was booked in for a full day with the vets so that they could figure out exactly when during the day Mimi needed to be given her insulin, this is called ‘doing a Glucose curve’.

The morning of this exploration, Helen took Mimi in nice and early and the vets carried out an ear prick to get a bit of blood so that they could test her glucose levels.

The results showed that Mimi’s levels were showing as very low and so they gave her something to eat and retested an hour later. This second test showed that the level was still pretty low and so they rang Helen and told her that so far that day Mimi had not needed any insulin and seemed to be coping well.

At around 6pm Helen got a second call from the vets and she was told to come in as Mimi could go home. Having thought that Mimi would be with the vets a lot longer she feared the worst; however on arriving at the vets she was informed that Mini hadn’t had any insulin all day. They explained cats are one of the many creatures that can effectively “grow out” of diabetes and they suspect she has done just that. The reason her fructosamine levels were so high was the body was making its own sugar to counteract the insulin and they suspected with her being so young when she was pregnant when they first found it, it was probably gestational diabetes that she had.

For the last two weeks Mimi has not had her daily injections and Helen has reported that Mimi has been going from strength to strength. She is full of life, really happy and winding Jasper up something rotten. Helen was told to keep an eye out in case she started drinking more, but so far everything is going really well.

We are so pleased for Mimi and Helen, to date Mimi is still off the insulin and has decided that her favourite flavour of our Harringtons cat food, is chicken.

 

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A forever home found – now lets Paw it Forward

(Purleased be warned this is a longer than usual post, so pull up a comfy chair and a treat before starting to read – you have been warned)

As many of you will have heard through the grape vine the news about MJ but typist and I wanted to make sure that she was all settled before we made the new public (which she now is) so everybody celebrate and happy dance MJ has found her forever home!!! *pauses for appaws*

Her new bed I assume!

Her new bed I assume!

MJ is now Mimi and is very much loved by her new mum Helen and her big brother Jasper, known as Jazz by his furiends.

Keeping the house safe!

Keeping the house safe!

Must be love

Must be love

Quite a pair

Quite a pair

So let me tell you about her new family…

Helen is by her own admission too much of a cat person (is there such a thing) and was moved to tears by all the lovely things that people had said about Mimi in blogville, yes I sent her all your lovely links. She was so super excited to be welcoming Mimi into her forever family that typist and her did a countdown of sleeps until Mimi would join her family.

Jasper aka Jazzy pants (I may have promised not to share that!)

Jasper aka Jazzy pants (I may have promised not to share that!)

Jazz is Mimi’s new big brother, he’s 10 years old and can be a bit of a flirt, in fact Mimi’s blanket was given to him to smell before Mimi came home, and he didn’t move off it for a fair few days. Jazz is a bit of a character and his favourite game is to sit on his indoor litter tray and dive out when the human is least expecting it scaring them near to death – sounds like my kinda guy!

The look says it all does it not?!

The look says it all does it not?!

Mimi herself quickly settled in, although the first meeting didn’t go quite as plan when Jazz let himself into Mimi’s room, giving Helen a panic attack, but while Mimi stood and growled (yes you read that right growled) at Jazz he headed straight for her bowl of Harringtons cat food which was on the floor – what can I tell you the guy has got taste! Mimi is officially home and has been given the loveliest pink collar with a bell, however the bell confused her slightly and she kept thinking she was being followed, so the collar is now without bell but I still think it looks fab!

Looking very much at home

Looking very much at home

The lovely gifts that Mollie and Alfie put together are winging their way to Mimi and Jazz as we speak (the lovely Savvy and another individual donated some additional money so that Jazz wouldn’t be left out)

The goodies - thanks to you!

The goodies – thanks to you!

Having spoken to Helen, the money for Mimi’s insulin that you donated has been given to the blue cross as they will continue to help with Mimi’s medical bills.

Yes, I was generous and let typist out the office!

Yes, I was generous and let typist out the office!

However blogville our hunt for forever homes does not stop there, and so I would like to paw forward all the kind thoughts, words, and actions that helped Mimi find her forever home and bring to your attention not one but two lovely kittens who are very much in need of their forever home.

Rachel and Ray Charles are two special needs kittens, just like Mimi.

The lovely Rachael

The lovely Rachael

The slightly shy but ever so loving Ray Charles

The slightly shy but ever so loving Ray Charles

They both are slightly cross eyed due to apparent Siamese genes AND they were born with entropion condition, which has to do with an abnormal eyelid. Both Rachel and Ray Charles have had surgery to correct the eyelid problems, but this has resulted in some damage to their vision. Rachel’s is relatively minor but ray Charles has limited sight. That aside they are both playful, healthy kittens who love each other to bits and are now just waiting for their forever home.

They are looking for a home in USA and more information can be found by chin wagging with the delectable Savannah or visiting their foster mum’s blog.

So come on blogville, the search begins again! Spread the word!!