Well, I can’t seem to lose any weight but I seem to be able to help my kitties to do so. Klein, who used to look like a fat, little dog, has slimmed down so much he looks like a cat again! Cookie is looking better, too.
My curiosity got the better of me so I decided to weigh everybody this morning. I weighed myself (ugh!) and then picked them up, one by one, and reweighed the two of us.
Klein, who was 15.9 lbs, is now 12.6 lbs!! He’s lost 3.2 lbs or 20% of his body weight!! Cookie, who was 12 lbs, is now 10.2 lbs. Almost 2 lbs down for her. Garfield, however, is going in the wrong direction. He’s gained a pound and is up to 15 lbs from a previous 14 lbs.
They’re all still too fat but looking batter these days. Since Klein’s lost so much weight, I should probably take him to the vet just make sure that nothing else is wrong.
Update: Klein has a vet appointment for Friday. He's been coughing. Not a good thing in cats!!
They’re on a very expensive kibble. Cookie is allergic to corn. According to the label, they should get 1 cup of it per day per cat. Since I supplement with canned cat food in the evenings, they would probably be supposed to get half that much kibble. Because they are all so fat, I give them only a heaping 2/3 cup of kibble in the morning. And their evening ‘stinky stuff’.
The trade-off of all this is that they are hungry and as a consequence, get in trouble overnight. We have to make sure the butter dish is not on the table as Klein will get up there and push it off onto the floor. We’ve gone through 3 glass butter dishes before we bought stainless steel ones. They’re ugly but unbreakable.
Garfield is the only one who knows he can get up on the counter. He doesn’t do so very often. The other two will probably figure it out soon as they get used to weighing less. I may have to get some kitty hissers, www.ssscat.com, in that event. We may get some for the table in any event.
Now, all I need is someone to come in and do the equivalent to me!