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Meet Bagheera


The Bengal
Tony San Diego

Bagheera is a wonderful and loving cat who started off his life on the wrong foot.  Literally.  He is a polydactyl and since breed standard for bengals does not allow polydactylism, he was given to an animal rescue group.

His human had just lost a dear feline friend, but he was fascinated by both the bengal breed and the polydactylism.  So he flew up to see Bagheera, and fell in love.  He took Bagheera home the same day and Bagheera didn't even let out a peep when he went on a noisy loud small airplane.

Several years later, Bagheera had to endure another plane ride, but this time, it was on a big airplane.  He moved with his human to San Diego.  And he was all set to enjoy a life of soaking up the southern California sun but then something else got in the way.

Bagheera was diagnosed with diabetes.  This meant that he would have to overcome one more challenge.

His diabetes is being treated with insulin and a low carb diet.  He has gained back all the weight he lost and is the same active, happy, rambunctious cat that he was before his diagnosis.

But he wants to help raise awareness of feline diabetes.  He wants humans everywhere to realize that while diabetic cats require a little extra care and they cost more to keep healthy, they are loving and playful companions for the right humans!

Find out more about feline diabetics at http://www.bagheeradiabeticcat.com/.

Age
8
Nicknames
B-Boy
Likes
Soaking up the sun
Dislikes
Ear sticks for blood testing
Favorite Pastimes
Chasing his girlfriend Jacey around, lying on the balcony, nibbling on plants

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