Thankful Thursday: Understanding Feline Diabetes. Thanks to Special Vets, Us Coons, Camilla and Facebook Messenger



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We sure have a lot to be thankful for this week, and that is probably an understatement. As you know, Sister Zoe has been diagnosed with diabetes, as if she didn’t have enough problems she was dealing with, like the removal of that massive furball.  However, Sister Zoe is doing quite well and she is so good at handling all of this, much better than the peeps.

We are so thankful for all of those who helped us all get an understanding of feline diabetes, how to do the glucose tests, how to understand the tests, how to understand the importance of diet and everything else we’ve had to learn on short order.  The wonderful Vet that was caring for Sister Zoe is Dr. V.  She has been wonderful and has been super caring.  Dr. V. has been there for us, even responding to late night emails when we had questions.

Then there are two friends we want to give a shout out to, UsCoons, our long time best friends from way back.  Their kitty Angel Nimbus, and my bestest pal, was a long time diabetic and Curson is Sister Zoe’s handsome mancat.  Their insight and the ability to help Dad get a grip on the situation was so appreciated, and still is.  We also want to thank my friend Camilla from Facebook, and specifically the Feline Diabetes Facebook Group for jumping right in and giving us a head start on what we needed to do for Sister Zoe and how we needed to do it.

Lastly, something I thought I would never say is that we’re thankful for Facebook Messenger.  When Facebook separated out their chat feature from their main app we said we simply wouldn’t install it as we didn’t need another app.  Boy were we wrong. The ability to instantly communicate with UsCoons and Camilla was such a comfort. I really don’t know how we would have made such quick progress without it.

So, there you have it.  We are thankful for lots today, and we hope you are too.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!




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8 years ago

aw shux us make it seem like we did a lot! all we did is listen! diabetes can be scary at first. now onto you, Brian.

8 years ago

Aw shux we really didn’t do anything! Your daddy just had to breathe. Now for you Brian…

8 years ago

As shux we didn’t do anything really, just made your daddy breathe! Now as for you Brian… u has to get better, k?

Ann Staub
8 years ago

That’s awesome you were able to find the information and support you needed. Diabetes can be tricky sometimes, but it’s not so bad once you get used to the injections. I hope Zoe is adjusting well. I tried to install the messenger one day, but it wouldn’t let me. So now I just open my phone browser if I want to read a message =/

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

Well sometimes can app’s be a very good thing 🙂
Glad that Sister Zoe is OK with the glucose test !


8 years ago

I’m so glad to hear Zoe is doing so much better! My human really looked at Facebook Messenger and read up on it before installing it – and she loves it! It makes it a lot easier for her to keep in touch with other people.

Molly The Wally
8 years ago

We too are glad sister Zoe is doing better and onwards and upwards we say. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Deztinee High
8 years ago

Oh Wow Brian, dat’s pawsum. Yep weez can’t magin bein’ fankful to facebook fur anyfin’ eevew, but weez vewy glad yous wuz able to get da help and unnewstandin’ yous needed and still get. And weez vewy happy to hear bout sis Zoe. Weez still purayin’ fur yous all.

Luv ya’


Austin Towers
8 years ago

There is a lot to be thankful for 🙂 Still sending up megapurrs for Brian today. Facebook messenger is a handy app to have!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

Having support like that to help you sort out a a complicated treatment like you have for diabetes is invaluable. We’re so happy to hear that Zoe is doing well — and that your humans are learning all the things to do to keep her that way!

8 years ago

I am so happy you had so many people who were able to help and offer advice.
Big hugs to all of you!

8 years ago

It’s so good to hear that you’ve gotten so much support in helping to care for Zoe’s diabetes. It sounds like you have a wonderful vet and friends too.

Brian, I hope you’re doing OK today. I know you have your appointment tomorrow.

8 years ago

Sure glad to hear that Zoe is doing better and that you have lots of help. Sounds like you have a good team, Zoe. Still sending you purrs Zoe and some huge purrs to Brian. Take care.

8 years ago

I´m happy about Sister Zoe and I´m purring for Brian!
I hope he will feel better soon!!!

Mag's Corner
8 years ago

We are so happy for you that you had wonderful friends to help you understand how to care for sweet Zoe. We are also happy to hear that she is doing well with the treatment and changes. We hope to hear that the peeps are handling it all better very soon and that you all are doing super well. Love your picture sweet Brian. Hugs and nose kisses

Fur Everywhere
8 years ago

We are so glad that you have gotten so much help in understanding feline diabetes for precious Zoe 🙂
Purrs <3

Gin & Bailey
Gin & Bailey
8 years ago

Thankful for the help….hope it all turns out well!

Sailor Edgar
8 years ago

I’m very glad that Sister Zoe is doing better, and that you are able to get the information you need about diabetes. I hope there will be good news soon about Brian!

Random Felines
8 years ago

one of those times we can all be glad for internet access and friends with experience 🙂 purrs to all of you

Pat Hatt
8 years ago

Well i guess Facebook is good for something after all, wonders never cease lol Glad she is doing better and things are on the upswing. Sure it is a big adjustment though. Hopefully Brian is doing better too.

Melissa & Truffles
8 years ago

I helped Angel Tara deal with diabetes for 2 years so if I can help in any way please just ask!

8 years ago

The learning curve for diabetes is steep, but it is short. I am glad you were able to find the support you needed to get a handle on all of this.

Like so many others, I too cared for a diabetic cat. Em had it for 7 years before she passed at 16 from cancer. Because of what I learned I was able to care for a half dozen or more diabetic fosters after that..

8 years ago

As you already know, that is what’s so wonderful about the anipal community – someone has already been through what you are going through and is willing to lend support via suggestions, tips, or just talking about what is going on. I’m purring like crazy for both Brian and Sister – we want both of them well again or at least with their disease under control with meds. M sends hugs to your dad cuz she knows what it is like.ddd

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
8 years ago

zoe….we iz veree happee for ewe; in that ya haz friends who can lend a paw when it bee most kneaded…manee manee yeerz ago…like 193…R pal felix frum catster wuz abe bull to stop insulin injectionz over a period of time….. by maintaining a sir tin diet…we hope ewe can get two this point sum day az well ♥♥♥♥♥

Hannah and Lucy
8 years ago

We’re glad you have had some help with Zoe’s condition from other bloggers who have had cats with it. We hope it will ease your minds.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

8 years ago

Yay for Sis Zoe! And more healing purs for Brian

Oz the Terrier
8 years ago

There is nothing like help from friends who have been down the road that you are currently traveling! I am so happy they were there for you and Sister Zoe. And…we haven’t downloaded the FB messenger app; we felt the same way. maybe we should?!?

Angel AbbyGrace
8 years ago

We are so glad that Sister Zoe is doing so well and now we are purring for dear Brian and hope he is feeling better too.

8 years ago

We all get by with a little help from our friends…

Noodle and crew

8 years ago

That’s so great that you have all that support and that Sister Zoe is taking it well – always better than the peeps of course! Our thoughts our with you and really hope that Brian is doing okay. Lots of hugs to him and you all.

8 years ago

Com certeza vocês tem muito para agradecer, fico contente com a boa notícia sobre Zoe.

HH and The Boys
8 years ago

So good to hear that Zoe is doing better…. Lovely post.

Have a great day.

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

8 years ago

So glad to hear that Zoe is feeling better, wow she has been through so much, continued purrs to her and to Mom and Dad and Brian.

8 years ago

Brian, I hope you are doing OK. Worried about you. I’ll be over to do some heavy duty nursing.

We sure are thankful Zoe is getting the help she needs to lead a healthy happy life. ~Scylla & Family

8 years ago

So glad beautiful Zoe is doing so much better and we are still purring for Brian to feel better soon as well…Hang in there, sweet friends…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Timmy Tomcat
8 years ago

Sending purrs to Zoe and Brian from all of us!!
Timmy Dad and Family

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

Friends are the best. Friends who can help in times of need are priceless!

8 years ago

Some of our online friends are just the best and so helpful at times. Glad you got some help with the issues with diabetes and we hope things continue to go well.

Traveling Cats
8 years ago

I’m glad that your friends helped you out with this. With the right information chances are she’ll be okay.

The OP Pack
8 years ago

Mom doesn’t do FB but it sure must be nice to be able to get the answers you need so quickly and to have the support of friends.

We are hoping Brian is doing better too.

Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

8 years ago

Best of luck with the diabetes and lots of purrs to Brian too, for getting better.

Glogirly & Katie
8 years ago

Aren’t smart and caring friends just the best!
We’re very happy to hear that Zoe is doing well.
We came by to offer some very special (((purrs))) to Brian also…we just heard that he’s going through a rough patch. Hang in there buddy.
Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

Cathy Keisha
8 years ago

Happy dance for Sister Zoe and mega healing purrz for Brian. As Mario said, we’re all there for each other. Us Coons are the bestest. Lots of people don’t like Twitter and especially FB, but they’re friends we can always count on.

The Island Cats
8 years ago

We’re so glad that Zoe is doing better now. We purr that she continues to do so. That’s one thing about FB…you can usually find someone who has gone through or is going through whatever you are.

Now we have to get Brian well. We’re purring like crazy for him.

8 years ago

I’m so glad you’ve gotten support and help dealing with Sister Zoe’s diabetes. Hoping for good news about Brian.

McGuffy Ann Morris
8 years ago

We are wishing little Zoe the best. She has been through so much. We are glad that you are all getting a handle on diabetes care; that is important.
We are sad to hear that Brian is so sick, now. Any issue like this is serious, even stones. He is in our prayers, as are all of you. You are all very special. Hugs.

Kwee Cats and Art
8 years ago

Oh no! We don’t have any experience with feline diabetes, but we sure know about the human kind. Our Mumsy has had it all her life. We will be purring and praying for you Sister Zoe. We are so glad you had the friends who could give you good help and support. That makes such a positive difference. You guys all take care.

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
8 years ago

I am so glad she is doing better. Healing purrs for Brian.

Karen Jo
8 years ago

We are so glad that Zoe is doing better and that you were able to get the help you needed to take care of her. Mom sends hugs and the rest of us are purring like crazy for Brian. I send him the power of my mighty tiger paw.

Horus and the Gang

Kitty Cat Chronicles
8 years ago

We are happy to hear that Zoe is adjusting well and doing okay. And having a wonderful support system like the one you have helps so much! Sending purrs and prayers to all!
P.S. We are thinking of Brian too. Hope he is okay.

8 years ago

I am glad that Zoe is doing well and you have had lots of good and helpful advice.
I am purring for you too Brian.

Georgia and Julie
8 years ago

We are so happy for the support you have received for Zoe.
The CB is a pawsome place.
We also continue to purr for Brian!
Good luck on Friday.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
and mom Nancy

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
8 years ago

Yow Sister Zoe we iz so happy ya haz pulled thru da surgery n yer Pawentz are learnin how to deel wif da Die-a-beetez…dey are bunderfull Pawentz! We iz so glad ya haz sirius support n peepz what can help ya as me Mum nose NUFFIN ’bout diz illness in kittehz! She did say many purrayerz tho… 😉 We iz hopin Brian iz on da mend…Mum n me are holdin our breathz hopin fer da BEST fer sweet Brian! N me Aunti Judith who haz read yer bloggie haz eben said purrayerz fer Brian… Yer lubbed ALOT Brian 🙂 **paw… Read more »

8 years ago

Brian, mes thankful that Zoe is feeling better, that your Daddy is better, mes hoping yous better and all your good work for homeless cats and dogs and wes thankful that wes has good furrends like yous guys!

8 years ago

sorry to hear she has diabetes-glad to hear you have a diagnosis-at least you know how to help the little girl. Sending our positive thoughts. I know this will not cure diabetes however it may give her some relief emotionally. Sending our love.

8 years ago

Get some much needed rest.

8 years ago

Hi Brian,
So glad you are feeling better buddy.
And its good you know what Zoe was dealing with – now you can control it.
Big thanks to all the pals who helped you and your dad with these serious subjects. YAYYY!
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Hope to see you this week too. *waves paw* :=o)