Just Enough

M. K. Waller

William visited the vet Monday to assess the efficacy of the weight loss program he began in December.

DSCN0081 Christmas 2014: William, Ernest, their rug, their welcome mat, their mice, bits of cardboard from their scratch lounge. © MKWaller

Before continuing, I’ll note the difference between this visit and the one last December: On Monday, David took William for his checkup, and a good time was had by all. In December, I took him, and he bit me, and I had to go the emergency clinic so my arm wouldn’t fall off.  And the vet tech was doing the same thing to him both times. But I needed a tetanus shot anyway.

To resume–I wasn’t surprised when David reported there had been no efficacy at all.

For the past three months, we’ve fed the guys less, and better quality, cat food, but William’s waistline hasn’t shrunk. Neither has Ernest’s, and he could stand some…

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2 Responses to Just Enough

  1. Lyn says:

    We are going through the same. One kitten with high energy that eats like he’s absolutely starving and one senior cat that’s overweight and a deliberate, extremely slow eater. It’s enough to make you crazy! Good luck to you!

  2. Kathy Waller says:

    I suspect our overweight cat complains less because he sleeps a lot and doesn’t notice he’s hungry. The hardest part for me is the guilt.

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