Cats Who Wear Diapers and the Rescue Who Loves Them

Heya, Readers! It’s me, Peabody, the red hot tortie. Who better than me to tell you about some other smoking ladies who need your attention.

Since we talked about diapers last week, I’ve decided to go all out and make it a thing. Let’s showcase a few scintillating kitties who wear diapers. They live at Tabby’s Place in Ringoes, New Jersey and are diaper proud and ready to strut their stuff!

First up, we have Pixie!

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Pixie getting’ Tricksy (All Photos provided by Tabby’s Place)

Pixie is described as a “pumpkin-colored fluff,” and is perfect for all your Fall design needs. She’s happy to act as a decorative pillow on your couch or function as a snuggly throw over your lap to keep you warm while you watch spooky Halloween films. If you love her but can’t find the time to express her bladder and bowels a few times a day (her bladder is shy and, due to her paraplegia, can’t express itself) you can still help fund her care and get neat updates on her every month from Tabby’s Place by becoming a sponsor. Her injuries are, sadly, due to a human being cruel, so let’s show her that humans can also be kind and make up for it with all the care, kindness, and dollars we can muster.

Bringing the fall right to you!

For more information about how you can sponsor or adopt Pixie, check out her profile.

 

Next, we have Olive!

Olive, ready for action. Or scratchin’. Or maybe just a nap.

Oh, look at this sassy lady! Already dressed in a tuxedo and ready to be dipped in a martini, Olive is a ready-made secret agent (shhhh). In fact, being a paraplegic may even be part of her disguise. Who can say? We’ve been told she’s extremely feisty and could definitely use a sponsor since, according to Tabby’s Place, “$26/month pays for two hours staff time to change Olive’s diaper.”  What do you think? Can you add a little something something to Olive’s fund to make sure her diapers are cleaned and her martinis are shaken, not stirred?

Scooting right along.

To read more about our little Agent 002, check out her page.

 

And finally, we have Rose! Hit it, Rose!

Cue the closeup.

See, it turns out Rose didn’t like cars, so she tried to hit one. Unfortunately, due to misjudging her own size and the speed at which she was running, it didn’t go as planned and Rose has been left incontinent due to a spinal injury. No matter, though, because it seems this little flower shines the sun just as much as she soaks it in. Tabby’s Place says “Rose’s joy is contagious, and she’s set on spreading sunshine to everyone she meets.” She’s also on a prescription diet to maintain the consistency of her stool, presumably so she doesn’t also spread that to everyone she meets. Yikes.

Soakin up the sun. And the urine (in her diaper.)

To get more details on this gorgeous flower and to donate to her gardening fund, have a look see at her info page.

And there you have it! Three cats who wear diapers with great aplomb. Let’s help make sure they find the homes and the funds they need to stay happy, healthy, and looking good in their diapers.

All photos provided by Tabby’s Place.

 

Kisses,

Mrs. P.

P.S. We’re pleased to say that we’ve hooked up last week’s sponsor Pet Parents with Tabby’s Place to get these ladies some brand new diapers to try out! Thanks to Pet Parents for wanting to help keep these ladies fresh and clean.

 

 

 

Happy 19th Birthday Niles! Living With A Senior Cat

Happy 19th Birthday to Niles!

Niles. Still fresh.

I don’t know the exact date, but it was just about this time in 1999 that Niles made it into the world. Since then, he’s been my little buddy, my sidekick, my couch finder. When he was young, he could jump from the floor to the top of the fridge. He was fast, slim, and loud.

So what’s changed?

Well, he’s still slim and loud, but slightly less fast. He can’t jump to the top of the fridge anymore, but he can still jump over the baby gate I put to keep him in his room at night. Why does it have to stay in his room? Because sometimes, he forgets where the litter box is. He yowls a lot at night, but he’s always done that. I think the hardest thing to adjust to is that my little friend has gone completely deaf.

One day, Niles could hear, the next he could hear a bit, and just like that, it was gone. Our vet says that cats, after about age 16, can lose their hearing seemingly overnight. He wasn’t too concerned by it and said that Niles can still be quite happy. And he is.

Living with a deaf cat is a little bit different. I use a lot of hand signals and he’s learned what they mean. He’s very quick to arrive when he sees me waving the food dish. It’s easy to scare him, though, so I have to approach carefully. He yowls louder than before because he can’t hear himself, which caused him some anxiety at first (for both of us), but he’s calmed down since then. He’s gotten some extra love and petting, and he adores being groomed.

I can’t pick him up like I used to and squish him with hugs. I have to gently lift him and administer gentle comfort.

He also doesn’t bathe himself as well anymore, so I use kitty wipes and a brush to groom him and he loves our grooming time.

Caring for a senior cat isn’t exactly like having a young cat; it’s a different experience, one that can be frustrating but also very touching and rewarding. Niles is still Niles. He’s still my friend, companion, and couch finder. He just needs a little extra care these days, and I’m ok doing that for as long as he needs.

Happy birthday to my little buddy.

With age comes wisdom, and apparently an ability to not care if a dog has her ass in your face.

Niles in 2001. He’s still ALMOST this flexible.

Finding couches since 2000.

And lastly, that time when Niles represented Senior cats in an ad for Pet Health Network. He’s a natural.

 

Chicago CatVidFest: Let’s Do This

You guys!

It’s time!!

It is time for the Chicago version of the Cat Video Festival. And do you know what’s so special about this year? DO YOU?

This:

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We are this year’s golden kitty award winners and MomFOD and DadFOD will be in attendance! All ticket sales go to support Chicago Cat Rescue and Tree House Humane Society. In addition, this will be your chance to get some cool, brand new CATastrophes T-Shirts that DadFOD made all by himself with a little help from his buddies at Teetsy, a neat local t-shirt company who also happened to design this year’s CatVidFest Chicago t-shirts. T-shirts for everyone! (For money, of course.)  You can also purchase tickets for a special meet and greet with Lil BUB, should you be so inclined. And there will be adoptable kitties, games, and a plethora of JOY!

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 11.41.45 AMBuy tickets here!  Come meet the FODs. Support rescue. Touch the golden kitty! (I won’t be there, I hate crowds.)

Clear your calendar this Saturday, September 19th and come watch films!

Love,

Crepes.