My ex-stepfather had a cat that was easily 20-25 lbs. and I thought that was bad!
I know the owner was elderly, but how can people over feed their pets like this?
IMHO, it’s the equivalent of giving a three yr old a double quarter-pounders (that’s a Double Royal with Cheese for you EuroDopers ) every meal. They may like it, but they can’t make the judgment call of not eating something because it’s not good for them.
What’s really a shame this cat seems to have more willpower than I do :rolleyes:
Did you toilet train or does FC just like to play with the handle?
Yeah, my bad boy Jesper will eat like a dog if you let him, (He loves the cake part of blueberry muffins) so I make sure we’re only feeding him the good stuff 3 times a day.
My female, Gia, won’t touch meat.
Strange, but true.
I leave a full bowl of dry food out all day for Mud. She eats what she wants to, and then goes into alter-ego mode: HyperKitty runs amok throughout the house. Little fear of her gaining weight with all the activity - still about ten to eleven pounds, same as she has been for the past six years. Not much with the wet food. She’ll cry for it, eat about three bites and then walk away. She’ll do this with every brand, from the cheap stuff to the “costs more than filet mignon does per ounce” stuff. Can’t figure it out for the life of me.
(Mud is currently in ‘meatloaf/meditation’ mode: legs curled under the chest, eyes closed, almost a Zen moment. So damned cute.)
LittleCat can free-feed. Or could free-feed if there was no danger of FatCat eating her food. She only eats what she needs then leaves the rest.
But she can’t free-feed because FatCat would devour her food. That’s how he got fat to begin with. He was big (he’s a kitty linebacker) but svelt. Until he moved in with OldCat, saw two bowls of food and though “Goody two suppers for me!”
Some cats, like LittleCat, can free-feed and maintain a good weight and healthy eating habits. FatCat is not one of those cats.
We have one of those multiplatform cat trees that go floor to ceiling.
Catnip treated and covered in carpet. He loves it.
But when we yell at him for biting Gia on the nub or just generally misbehaving, he races up the tree so hard it’s like he’s trying to knock it over.
He races about 5 feet up it then he’ll lay his ears back and claw at it for all he’s worth.
I can just imagine what’s going on in his kitty brain:
“Yeah, mom, I’ll show you! Yell at me, huh?? Take that! And that!”
:claw, claw, claw: