Sunday, July 17, 2011

Spike Praying to Get Out

Spike has been visiting the dry food dishes on a regular basis hoping to find some food waiting for him. We have been trying to reduce his daily food intake to help him take off some of the extra weight he has put on over time. Typically, I will put food out when he is asleep, since he won't hear the shake of the dry kibble coming out of the food container into the cat bowls (on the counter so that the dogs don't help themselves). That way, by the time he wakes up and lumbers into the kitchen there is just a small amount of food left for him.

When he is awake, he regularly comes into the kitchen looking for dry food in between the official wet food feed times. He sniffs at the bowl, sees there is nothing there and then plaintively looks at me with those sad, hungry eyes of his. (I think that might have been the cause of him getting too much food to begin with!). At this point he has given up trying to make me feel guilty and he is looking out the window, hoping to see a tasty morsel on the run outside. Now he just needs to be able to get outside and chase it down!

PS Sadie is back to her normal routine now and is coming downstairs for dinner with the rest of the furries. She still sleeps often during the day and can be found in various places around the house (just found her curled up in a wire basket this morning sleeping on some socks). I wonder if she might be older than the estimate we have...since she was originally found wandering on the street by her former owners several years ago.


Katnip Lounge said...

Poor Spike...dieting is no fun! Does he play? A good 10 minute play session burns off a few kibbles, at least.

Cat said...

What a great picture, but maybe he's praying for kibble - LOL!

Mr Puddy said...

Spike, I'm on Diet Too !!!
How much you lose , Now ?
My weight go like the circle. 7.1 Kg - 6.9 Kg. ( 15.62 lbs - 15.18 lbs. back and forward : ). My dad want me to down to 7 Kg. which is Hardcore Diet for me. May be Summer I can achieved.

And you know what The VET said The dried food is the one made you fat, You can reduce the dried food but increase the Wet Food for Diet ! Eat the same amount but lose weight, How cool is that ?

You can go to read the original here ( Read the Comment I asked The Vet in her blog ) click hereHall Cat Vet

Mr. Pip said...

I am on a diet, too! No fun!

Your pal, Pip