Casting Call for YOUR PET!!! If you share your life and your home and your diabetes with a furry one, shout it out to the world!!! Every week, we’ll feature a T1s companion … with a little story and some adorable photos. Send me your favorite tales of tails to firstname.lastname@example.org … and watch for his/her name up in lights!!!
Last October, we all met Cody, the LA-based tuxedo cat with T1 diabetes (https://thesavvydiabet.wpengine.com/guest-blog-life-with-cody-the-tuxedo-cat-with-type-1-diabetes/).
Today, please meet Charlotte, Cody’s princess sister who both live near the beach with their humans, Priscilla (also a T1) and her husband. I’ll let Charlotte tell you her own story in her own words and purrs.
Hi, my name is Charlotte. I am the happiest most cuddliest cat ever. Even my mom thinks so. I live with my mom, my dad, and my brother Cody who is a type 1 insulin dependent diabetic. This means he gets taken to the vet and if I hide, they leave me alone. He gets a lot of attention but I don’t mind because he is on a diet and I can eat as much as I want. While he’s getting shots and taking medicine, I’m playing. I love to play. I love to bat things around and climb into my tunnel and bat at people’s hand on the other side. I love to push little play-mice around and show them who is boss. Yes it’s true … I’m small but mighty!
I’d like to take a moment to tell you a little secret. My brother, Cody, likes to chew on mommy’s insulin pump tubing (sometimes all the way through to get the really delicious juice and watch mommy shout!). But not me! I just like to chew on mommy directly, just in moments of passion! Shhhh, don’t tell anyone! I just love her so much!
And if the truth be known, I’m the one that runs this place. I wake up the old folks and remind them that Cody needs his medicine and I need my morning treat. I’m the one that oversees all that goes on. I love to sit on the back of mom’s chair during breakfast or when she’s working. I can push her right off. She thinks I need space. She doesn’t get that I’m just snuggling in closer.