Paws and Effect

Sugar Kitty WednesdayWell! I finally managed to drag Mama away from unimportant tasks like working and eating so she could help me with this week’s Sugar Kitty Wednesday post.

Today I want to introduce you to Hamlet. This sweet fellow came to HART of Maine after I left: his former human had to go to an assisted living facility and couldn’t take her beloved feline friend with her.

Hamlet is 12 years old, a long-haired black cat with a few little white spots and white whiskers. He’s very patient and friendly, and adapted surprisingly well to his new circumstances, considering the upheaval he’s been through. After he got to the shelter, the staff noticed that he was peeing and drinking a lot, so they tested his blood sugar — and sure enough, it turned out he’s diabetic. But don’t let that scare you off: he’s a very good boy and sits still when he needs to get his insulin shots. So, hi there, Hamlet. How’s it going?

Hamlet: To pee, or not to pee: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous ear-pokes,
Or to take arms against a sea of urine,
And by taking insulin, end it?

Bella: Sounds like you decided to go for the slings and arrows and insulin shots.

Hamlet: Yes, I did. The folks at HART are quite lovely, and they’ve been very polite and kind to me. My mother raised me to be a gentleman, after all.

"Love comforteth like sunshine after rain ... Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain."

“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain … Love’s gentle spring doth always fresh remain.”

Bella: How do you like living with the other cats in the diet-controlled room?

Hamlet: I have no problems with the other cats, and they don’t seem to have any problems with me.

Bella: Of course, I’m sure you’d love to have a forever home all your own. What is your dream home like?

Hamlet: Well, I lived with an older person before I came to HART, and I think I’d like to live with a quiet family that has a lot of time to spend with me. Since I still have to take insulin shots, I do need to go to a home with people who are willing and able to learn how to give me my injections and test my blood sugar at home.

Bella: Mama says there are diabetic humans, too. Did you know that?

Hamlet: Really? Maybe I could find a home with a diabetic person. That would be quite lovely because we’d understand each other in a very special way.

Bella: Hmm. Yeah, that could be pretty cool! Anything else you’d like to share, Hamlet?

Hamlet: Yes, just one more thing: “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”

Bella: Oh, Hamlet, that’s lovely! *swoon*

Hamlet’s life is definitely not a tragedy! Could this little prince of felines could be your next forever friend?

If you’re interested in adopting Hamlet, HART has lots and lots of perks for you: You’ll get $100 worth of Fancy Feast cat food, a year’s supply of insulin, a free blood glucose monitor and testing supplies, and free boarding for your diabetic kitty at HART if you need to go out of town. Oh, and a free class on how to do glucose tests and give insulin shots. Get in touch with one of HART’s adoption counselors for more information — call 207-829-4116 or e-mail info@hartofme.com. You can download HART’s adoption application here.

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