Sunday, December 9, 2012

Easy Like Sunday Morning

 Spyro:  We've been having lots of sunshine and we have been making the most of it.  We get great sun puddles in the living room and we love all of them.  Mom has been very lazy lately.

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.
Oja:  (singing)  Sunshine on my belleh makes me happy!

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.


Summer at said...

We kitties here live under permanent portion control! So we have never been overweight. But somekitties (i.e., Binga) complain about this - a lot!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Some of us here have very round tummies too. :-p

That's no reason to starve anyone, though, especially during the holiday season!

The Florida Furkids said...

Ellie and Allie are both little bitty things. Raz is a growing boy! Mom has to make sure Raz doesn't steal the girlz stinky goodness!

The Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

We've been hearing the D word around here too. We just think we've gained our winter weight!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

It's so hard when you have multiples and they all have different dietary needs! What a terrible time of year to be put on a diet, too. Poor Oja! Enjoy your sunpuddles this Sunday, furriends. XOXO

Brian said...

You poor sweeties, diet is a four letter word!

Debra Taylor said...

That sunshine looks Divine! I hope you can bask in it every day - at least many times a week, anyway. Happy holiday season!!

Pet lovers please check out my homeless cat blog archives for some informative posts and stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.

Mr. Black said...

My, Oja. That is quite the round belly you have!

Spyro, you look very cozy in that hammick.

I eat "lite" kibble or "weight control" kibble. Although the lady can't prove it, she thinks I'm "supplementing" my diet.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

It may be a round tummy, but it's very snorgle-able!

Katnip Lounge said...

We say round is the best shape to be!

Max said...

Tsk. Round is a perfectly acceptable shape...

Hannah and Lucy said...

Unfortunately round tummies are a give away Oja! Now Spyro has to do a big leap to get his.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

meowmeowmans said...

Diet? Oh no, not the dreaded four-letter D-word! Fortunately, sunpuddles are calorie-free. :)

Anonymous said...

Oja, I am sorry you are stuck on a diet. I know Scylla, over at Alassandra, The Cats & A Dog, is also dieting, maybe she can give you some tips.

I know I had to drop a couple of pounds when I came to my furrever home a year ago and I did it mostly by getting lots more exercise...well, and of course, Dad controls my food bowl...sigh

wildcatwoods said...

Round tummies are goo.

Thank you for your kind words of sympathy in the loss of our Joey.

cats of wildcat woods

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

I started getting portion control an separate feeding a month ago. I hate it! ~ Iza

Clooney said...

Oh darn that is a bummer, I have a saggy tummy so I understand the deal. Hope you kitties do have a wonderful Catmas though and maybe you could get a bit of xtra goodies, huh?