Hi everybody. I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed meeting my kitty friends Denny, Wilma, Claire and Linus. This week I’ve got an extra-special treat for you — if you’re looking for a really sweet guy, look no further than Honey!
This handsome white-spotted “marmalade cat” is about 10 years old. He can usually be found greeting visitors to the diabetic kitty room at HART of Maine — and sometimes making a run for the door, just to keep all the volunteers on their toes. Tee hee hee!
Honey loves to talk and he’s got a sweet, gentle purr. Mama says Honey likes giving head-bonks and helping her clean the sugar-kitty room. He especially likes it when the volunteers tune the radio to the country music station — I’m more of a rock’n’roll gal myself, but to each their own.
So, Honey, how’s it going?
Honey: Well, pretty good, actually. Can’t complain — it’s a pretty decent gig here, but I’m told that a forever home is really where it’s at. Maybe I’ll get one someday. Oh, and for the record, I’m more of a jazz guy, man — but if I gotta choose between country and rock, I’ll take country. It’s a little mellower, ya dig?
Bella: Forever homes really are the cat’s meow, Honey. I hope you get one of your own, too. So, they tell me you’re diabetic.
Honey: Yeah, they tell me that. But I haven’t had to have a shot in a long time, so maybe I’m not diabetic anymore.
Bella: I haven’t had to have any shots for quite a while, either, but Mama still keeps me on my grain-free, low-carb diet to make sure I don’t have to have any more shots again.
Honey: The food they feed us here ain’t too bad, either. I guess it’s easy to find — you can even get it at the grocery store, which I guess makes life easier for any person who might want to help me find out what a forever home is like. I’ve heard tales of a delicious nectar called filet mignon. Have you ever had that?
Bella: No, I haven’t. Mama tells me it’s a kind of meat, and since she doesn’t cook much meat I’m not surprised I’ve never heard of it. I like my rabbit and chicken just fine, though. I heard that you had a shot that made your blood sugar go up. What was that?
Honey: Yeah, man. I got a steroid shot ’cause I got a little rash (I’m all better now!) and everything went all kerflooey for a while. But hopefully I’ll never need a steroid shot again.
Bella: If you were to get a forever home, what kind of home would you like.
Honey: I want to be the king of my castle! I’ll love all over people, but other cats — eh, I’ll leave ’em alone as long as they don’t steal my food. Oh, and catnip, man: lots of catnip!
Bella: What about dogs?
Honey: What are these dogs you speak of?
Bella: Never mind — we’ll just say “dog-free home preferred.”
Honey: Yeah, man, that’s cool.
Bella: Is there anything else you’d like a potential adopter to know about you?
Honey: I really love being brushed. I hope that anyone who takes me home brushes me lots and lots! Also, the HART people tell me I behave really well when I get my glucose tested. I don’t think of it as behaving, it’s more like, pick your battles, man. Ya dig?
Bella: Yeah, I dig. Thanks for talking to me today. Stay cool, big guy!
Honey: Always. *wink*
If you’re interested in adopting Honey, 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 (if the kitty you adopt is insulin-dependent), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download HART’s adoption application here. Do it now! You know you want to. *purrrrrrrrr*