Saturday, June 4, 2011

Not a good choice for your diet

Spike has been feeling the effects of a slightly smaller daily feeding and is looking out the window to see what else he can get his paws on. This is bigger game than the squirrel he was eyeing up the other day but should that window glass not be there, we are quite sure Spike would be up to the task.

So you might ask why our big boy is getting a little less to eat each day. (Easier said than done since he likes to hipcheck the other cats out of the way so he can get his face in their food dishes). Last week the cats were on the checklist to take to the vets. The dogs had gone in the week before - basic check ups for all 3, a few needles, some ear mite medicine for the 12 year old and a spay for the 4 year old (latest rescue woofie). Then it was time to load up the four whitesters for a checkup. Angel, the elder, appears to have a touch of arthritis in one of his back paws so we will getting some glucosamine to help ease the aches. Sadie and Sebastian passed with flying colors. Spike, while looking sweet and lovable, sent the scale flying upwards when he stepped on. The vet advised us it was time to take some weight off the big boy, pointing out a chubby little tummy hidden underneath all that floof. Easy for her to say...she doesn't have to stand there and look at the pleading amber eyes and piteous meows of a hungry kitty cat!


Mr Puddy said...

Spike, I feel sorry for you have to do Diet !
That's the bad word for me too, I used to be told once from VET too, And my pawrents just have to cut down heavy meal in the morning !

Katnip Lounge said...

Diet is a four letter word.

Really, it IS!

MTVA said...

Oh, poor Spike! I hope he doesn't get too cranky. KL has got it completely right - diet is a 4 letter I've always hated!

Cat said...

Wow what a great picture! That is one brave bunny to come face to face with Spike even through glass. Poor darling, diets are no fun for cats OR humans.