Please include a short paragraph that tells voters something fun or interesting about the cat(s) and other animals in the photo. Which cat is diabetic? Is one or more a DCIN rescue? How long have the animals been a part of your family? Give some interesting information about the animal(s) in the photo that will encourage others to vote for your photo.
Barry is a well-dressed gentlecat who is the obvious choice as the cover cat for DCIN's calendar. He would carry out all official duties that come with the position, after a meal and nap, of course.
Barry is the poster cat for a rags to full food bowl story. He suffered frostbite, starvation and sickness to become the cat he is today... loved by everyone who has the privilege of meeting him. At the shelter, his magnetic personality earned him the status of shelter cat. His duties included greeting all visitors and supervising staff and volunteers. His outstanding contributions to the shelter (and a caring shelter manager) were key to saving his life when he was diagnosed with diabetes. He took the diagnosis in stride and kept at his job.
When Barry's temporary family went on vacation and he was sent to a sitter. Little did anyone know, Barry had found his furever home. His sitter had given the shelter information about feline diabetes that she had found at FDMB and showed them that he could be treated for his diabetes, just like a human. Her plan worked. It was decided that Barry would remain with his sitter so he could be treated properly for his diabetes. But Barry takes pride in everything he does and was able to go off of insulin in four months. He can't remember how many years it has been. He is more a food cat than a numbers cat.
There were a few times that Barry's family needed help and DCIN was there. Both Barry and his family are grateful for that help. That is why Barry is asking you to vote for him in the calendar contest. He wants to make sure that DCIN can help other extra-sweet kitties like him. Did he mention that he's handsome, too?