Sunday, December 9, 2012
Easy Like Sunday Morning
Karen Jo: I haven't been lazy. I've been Christmas shopping.
Spyro: You've been lying on the couch with Oja and reading.
Karen Jo: Yes, I have, quite a bit. Shopping makes me a bit tired. Haven't you noticed how much I've been going out?
Spyro and Oja: Yes, we have and we don't like it. We also don't like the scarcity of food around here.
Karen Jo: I took you both to the vet Saturday a week ago because Oja had gotten awfully round and Spyro missed two jumps in the same week. I was worried. It turned out that you had both gained weight, especially Oja, and the vet told me to put on on a diet. Now you don't get lunch any more and I cut down on your dry food.
Karen Jo: I am glad.
Oja: So my tummy is round. You don't have to starve me. There are only two food bowls on the floor now: my Stinky Goodness and my crunchies.
Karen Jo: I feed Spyro on the counter now. I saw you push him away from the food the other day.
Spyro: I'm happy about that. Oja was eating more than her fair share. I'm still hungry, though.
Karen Jo: I'm sorry about that. You are going back to the vet in February and maybe then I'll be able to give you some more food, Spyro. You aren't really overweight, but Oja is. I give you treats whenever you ask for them and you have been helping yourself to treats a bit, too.
Spyro: If I'm starving and you leave treat bags lying around in the open, what am I supposed to do, ignore them?
Karen Jo: I don't really mind. You were missing jumps because of the weight you had gained, though.
Spyro: I haven't missed a single one since that vet visit. I want more food!
Karen Jo: Well, now that I am feeding you on the counter, maybe I can go back to giving you the old amount of crunchies, since Oja can't get at them.
Oja: I'm being discriminated against just because I have short legs.
Karen Jo: And a very round tummy.