MasterB went to the vet last week for his annual check up. He also had a hole in his chin I wanted the vet to see. I don’t know if he recognised the street when I parked the car, but he was fantastically vocal as I carried him there, and quite the noisiest pet in the waiting area.
His vet was on holiday, so he saw the locum. Annual vaccinations were administered and his chin checked out. He got a shot of antibiotic too. The scales revealed he has put on nearly a kilo in a year. It has to go. I wouldn’t say he is a greedy cat at all, but maybe I am too generous with the biscuits.
Or rather I was. MasterB is getting used to the meanest amount of biscuits in his bowl, and I am being strict with his wetfood too. I am hoping that these measures, combined with al the running and jumping about in the garden he’s doing are going to return him to his former svelte state.
It seems to be making him tired anyway. He’s asleep beside me now, lying on his back, and very comfortable.
Nowe I just need to exercise some self-control myself and shed some pounds alongside him.
would you be the “toy” in that picture?! <:-D
No, look at the little bouncy ball by his paws. He is lying on the washing line cover.
well, he’s looking up at something! <:-D
Ah yes, he is looking at me!
hence “toy”! perhaps you don’t ever feel the way we do, that we are toys for the cats (along with slaves!)!
yesterday, I had my feet up on the chair where Calpurrnia was sleeping (I thought) and suddenly she crooked one claw and grabbed my toes! yeeowwwch!
I feel that way when he attacks me…
What a gorgeous boy…..those beautiful eyes and that yawn is quite impressive!
Yes, his python impression.
That ginormous yawn with those wonderful whiskers is a super snap!!!
His whiskers are very distinctive I think. His one macho feature.
My three seem to have put themselves on a summer diet of their own accord and are turning their noses up at virtually all food.
It isn’t a problem for Bertha and Doodles but Mackenzie looks scrawny. At least MasterB isn’t an 8kg boy like the cat owned by one of my friends 😀
The effect has been to make him much more aware of when I go to the kitchen. I ammtrying to give him his food in small portions throughout the day, but of course that is tricky when I am at work. He definitely likes a pre bedtime snack.
So do I.
Great photos Isobel! I need to lose a few kilos too, how are you going about it? I’ve just rediscovered some exercise videos – we’ll see how long that lasts.
Salad season means I am eating more healthily, but I am failing on the exercise front, and ended up sharing a bottle of wine with a friend last night. If I want to continue having cake, I think wine has to go!
Isobel I gave up my wine for a bit in favor of summer FOOD! Had to pick the calories that made me happiest. I guess at my age I can’t have it all.. 🙂 I want cake!
🙂 Tonight I traded my wine for a piece of Brie…
Isobel that’s so funny! I had two thin slices of Kerrygold Dubliner. We will grill some salmon and have some grilled green “something” in a bit.
Mine wasn’t very thin…
I only wish it was as easy to maintain my own weight as it is to keep my pets in good shape.
If I get MasterB nice and trim I’ll be able to comment!
Atticus recently lost some weight and now the vet doesn’t give me that look after weighing him. Good luck! It’s hard not to spoil them.
The vet’s previous cat was overweight and would decamp to neighbours if she put him on a diet, so it was hard for her to be strict about chubby cats. But MasterB’s new chunky look doesn’t suit him and I want the weight off before it affects his joints.
I’m lucky in that my cat seems to regulate her own weight. She’s 10 yrs old and has weighed, within a couple of ounces, the same since she’s been a grown-up kitty. Don’t know how she does it since it’s so hard for me to regulate my own weight!
Mind, my weight was pretty constant for years. Middle aged spread, is not a myth, I realise with no little regret.
Bond is looking a bit podgy too. He has been calling on other restaurants, I think… good luck with the new regime, Isobel!
There is that possibility too. I hope he isn’t. That’d make it much trickier. Bond has surely just kitten fat. He’ll be a lean leggy pre-adolescent any day now. Anyway, I’m off to bake a cake.