Welcome to Cat Lingo. The inspiration behind Cat Lingo is my beloved cat, Coco. Coco is a 15 year old Siamese with a spunky personality. She’s got dark brown hair on her paws, ears, and face and lighter brown hair everywhere else. She’s got the most expressive blue eyes that convey absolute trust and unconditional love. She enjoys talking to me constantly, and in return, I would meow-speak back to her. In fact, sometimes I would sing the meow-mix song to her while she is sitting patiently in the bathroom waiting for me to finish my shower. I meowed to her so often that one day it occurred to me that I should develop an app so I can really speak to her in her language! This was the inception of the Cat Lingo concept.
I really put my thoughts to action after Coco was recently diagnosed with diabetes and I had to spend a small fortune to get her the medical help she needed. I had first noticed that she was acting very strange – she would constantly drink water and pee all day long. At the same time, even though she appeared to be eating normally, she was losing weight. I had no idea that she was sick, except I thought the behavior changes were odd. I finally decided to take her to the vet after observing this behavior for a few weeks. The vet conducted a battery of tests and told me she has feline diabetes. For a period of 2 months, I had to take Coco back to the vet once a week to get her blood drawn and tested throughout the day to monitor her blood glucose levels and adjust her insulin to regulate her blood glucose. We started with 2 units of insulin twice a day and gradually increased the dose to 5 units twice a day which got her blood glucose back to the normal range. She doesn’t particularly enjoy the shots, but she does enjoy the “fruit popsicle” treat after the shots. Coco loves fresh fruits, but because of her diabetes, I didn’t want to give her too much fruit because of the sugars. Instead, I mashed up fresh fruits – oranges, watermelons and cantaloupes, and froze the juice and fruit with a popsicle stick. She gets to lick the fruit popsicle for 5 minutes after her morning and evening shots. She is doing pretty well now, she still drinks water and pees a lot, but she’s gained the weight back.
Coco’s ongoing medical care requires twice daily shots of insulin, special veterinary prescribed food with extra high protein and low carbohydrates, and quarterly visits to the vet to test her blood glucose levels. It costs several hundred dollars every quarter to maintain her medical regiment. Hence I created Cat Lingo to try to provide entertainment for all you animal lovers out there in exchange for a small fee of $0.99 per download. All proceeds from the sale of Cat Lingo go straight to Coco’s medical bills. I am hoping that she will continue to live a long, healthy and happy life with my tender loving care and your support.
By the way, in case you are wondering, the videos on the Catlingo.com website showcase my dog, Brandy, and Coco. My next project will be Dog Lingo. Stay tuned!