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Baby-head and brother make ‘lifestyle change’

January 14, 2013

SMy friend asked me if I realized that my cat, Scout, was obese.

“No, not really,” I answered. “I just thought she had a little head.”

Since that time, my friend has made fun of my cats because they are what I like to call a “tad bit” overweight.

Ten years ago, I adopted two kittens from the local pound. Not the shelter, mind you, but the pound — that scary-looking building over by the airport.

When I got the kittens home and fed them, they gobbled up their food  in record time and looked at me as if to ask, “Don’t we get more?”

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Five years later, Scout weighed in at 15 pounds and Jem, who is part Maine Coon, was up to 20.

So, my veterinarian recommended that I start feeding them extremely expensive, prescription-only diet cat food. I fed them the diet food as directed (I promise!) for nearly a year, but neither cat dropped even a single pound.

So I did what any self-respecting cat owner would do in that situation. I ditched the diet cat food and found a new vet, one who suggested that I not worry about the cats’ weight as long as they are healthy.

I adopted her words as my new feline-nutrition philosophy, and I am pleased to report that five years later, they are still healthy. And even though I feed Scout and Jem only the amount of cat food recommended on the bag, they are still a “tad bit” overweight.

In recent years, they have even become somewhat sensitive about their girth. They now frown on my use of the “D” word and prefer that I refer to their revised eating habits as a “lifestyle change.”

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4 Responses to “Baby-head and brother make ‘lifestyle change’”

  1. Char Says:

    This is positively delightful! I enjoyed every morsel of this ditty, because I know those two very well! They love my leather goods!

    Like

  2. Judy Says:

    This is a “tad bit” terrific!

    Like

  3. daleshort01 Says:

    Love it! BTW, if you don’t use “Baby-Head Cat and Her Big Brother” as the title of a fiction series, I think you’re missing a bet.

    Like

  4. Char Bowman Says:

    This is awesome!

    Char

    Like


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