Tigger is a senior cat who became blind. Also suffering from diabetes, the resilient puss still finds a way to lead a happy life with the help of his kind family.
Pam Bergman adopted little Tigger when the cat was about two years old. In reality, the tabby’s adoption wasn’t exactly intentional; it was instead a turn of events.
Pam and her partner got Tigger from a friend in 2008. Initially, the friend’s neighbor had asked,
“Can you keep our cat until we get moved, and then we’ll come back for him?”.
However, weeks after, there was still no sign of that neighbor. He never returned.
Since the friend wasn’t particularly interested in keeping the kitten, he enquired if Pam would like to take the cat in. Pam and her partner had no objections.
When Tigger came to their household, Pam didn’t know his exact age, but they estimated he was around two years old on the cat’s first vet check.
The diabetic cat gets on with his life
As he aged, Tigger developed a few conditions, including diabetes. Today, the now senior cat requires daily insulin intake.
“He gets two small doses daily, so a vial lasts about five months. “
Tigger’s owners must also take extra precautions with his diet. They keep an eye out for glucose in his food.
“We also have a prescription for his “glucose friendly” cat food that we can get from Pet Smart.”, Pam said
Apart from his diabetes, the moggy is blind. Yet, his mistress assures, that he has attuned to his disability like a champion.
“Tigger pretty much runs the show around our house. He’s memorized where everything is and is a very happy cat.”
To help their pet recognize his surroundings, Pam and her partner are careful not to change the settings.
The cat likes to scratch his cat tree even if he doesn’t climb it much anymore. Nevertheless, he’ll hop on the lower sections of the tree when it’s in the sun.
Pam still worries about her feline, although Tigger consistently proves there’s no reason. The woman recently had to go out of town for a funeral and was apprehensive about him being kenneled.
Her vet tech connected her with a cat sitter who would care for special needs pets at her home. In the end, Tigger had a ball.
According to the cat sitter, the blind cat did great, and once she showed him where the litter box was and the food, he was good to go!
Pam wrote Tigger’s story on social media, prompting users to share their experiences.
One commenter concluded: