Thursday, June 7, 2007

Yes, I know my cat is fat

I took both cats to the vet today and the vet and tech both pointed out repeatedly how large Harvey is and how he needs to go on a diet.

Now I am aware that 19.2 pounds is a big cat, but I would like to point out that Clarissa only weighs 8.6 pounds and she eats the same amount of food the same number of times a day that Harvey does. And she sleeps more! I am thinking this is a perfect example of genetics affecting weight and how some people (um, I mean cats)are (unfairly!) blessed with skinny genes!

I am looking forward to many sleepless nights and long days filled with pathetic pleas from Harvey to stop starving him when we cut back his food ration. We have tried this before and the only thing that got smaller was the amount of patience I had with a 20 pound cat pawing my head in the morning to get me up to feed him. We'll see...I guess at least I can have a diet partner around our house since neither Aaron nor Bryn is a candidate in that area!

And, yes, he is obviously one of those males that is not afraid to let it all hang out!


Debi said...

Oh, tell Harv (as the boys still call him to this day!) he's perfect just the way he is! The big lovable ball of fur!

Anonymous said...

Awwww, what an adorable cat! I'm a cat nut! Have 2, myself! I think he looks just fine! :o)

Jennifer said...

I think he's beautiful -and I LOVE fat cats! I have a dainty petite cat, and I love her to pieces, but I love me a good big ol' fat kitty!