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Friday, August 03, 2007


munchkin
Originally uploaded by The Prolific Knitter
Sheri posted an entry about her cat, Zoe, who stretches out like a dog when she relaxes. We have a stretcher in the house too, though for different reasons. Munchkin (pictured) has a really fat ass*, and teeny little paws. Whenever she tucks her paws under, making a < ahref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/madebytess/506681857/?addedcomment=1#comment72157601197631508">Cat Loaf, I think the weight causes her legs to fall asleep. She can never stand right up into Loaf Stance; she has to roll herself over on her side, fuss until someone rubs her tummy, THEN get up. Hey, she's an old lady (12)... she can do what she wants! ;)

*I don't think cat obesity is good, no matter how cute it is... and Munchkin's fatness has continued to confuse us and our vet. We only feed her a bit twice a day, but she lays her face down in the bowl and INHALES it. It's kind of disturbing. Anyway, she's otherwise healthy, and we're always trying to get her to play or exercise, but like I said, she's old. I just didn't want anyone to think I didn't care about her fatness. It concerns me. :*(

3 comments:

bradyphrenia said...

cat obesity is sad, but honestly, i think it's nearly unavoidable in housecats or really any case where the animals don't have to hunt their own food to survive.

i recently downgraded the amount of food i'm feeding my kitties and now they insist at all hours of the night that i am starving them. it's like preparation for having kids. not that i'm gonna starve my kids...you know what i mean.

oh and i will wait to see how the pink/green yarn turns out before i talk about a trade. i want it to pass through Knottygnome Quality Control first. if it passes with flying colors then we can talk. :-)

Ria said...

I have a particularly fat kitty too. He doesn't eat much more than our skinnier kitty, and yet weighs about 12-13 pounds. He's large and he doesn't seem to lose weight, but it doesn't seem to negatively affect him, either. He's still energetic, lovey, and very mobile. (Though he seems to have perfected knowing just where to step on a person to cause the most pain from 12 pounds of pressure. Ouch!)

Bronwyn said...

Oh so cute kitty.

I wonder why our cats never got fat. I mean, we had BIG cats, HEAVY cats, but they were never fat. My mom's old cat, Dibbun.. he was LONG and LEAN and HUGE and he had these teeeeeeny little paws.. So when he stepped on you it hurt sooo bad.

Oh, also, howdy. Found you from Wendy's blog in the comments and noticed you have the same name as me, lol.