Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Incredible Shrinking Cat

Mom and Dad think I've lost at least a pound, which is about 20% of my weight loss goal.  Cool, huh?  I'm feeling good for the most part, am somewhat more active than I was.  I'm still spending a lot of time alone, but I always did that, anyway -- even when it was just Mom and me.

Kirby is still Kirby -- or better still, he's more Kirby than ever!  Psycho kitty, crazy-ass terror, sweet, loving ball of fur!  He still bugs me a lot of the time, but I'll get over it -- eventually.

Life's good on the North Coast.  Things have been quiet lately, it's been raining a lot, but we're enjoying the longer days to gaze out the windows.

Hope you're having a good season, wherever you are! 

Ciao for now, catfans.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Doctor's Orders

Mom took me to the vet on Monday to have my ears checked. Dad noticed recently that I had an awful lot of waxy stuff in my ears -- Mom was sure it wasn't ear mites -- and so in I went to have Dr. Jay have a look.

Turns out I've had a yeast infection in my ears! No wonder I've been so lethargic lately, fighting off an infection. The doc showed Mom had to clean them every morning and how to apply medication right afterwards, for a week to 10 days. Already they're looking a lot better, the waxy stuff is dissipating, and I feel like I'm back to the land of the living. Really, I've been much more engaged with everyone at home.

The really BIG news, is that Dr. Jay put me on a diet, seriously. New weight management food and a very restricted amount of food. The interesting thing is, I'm eating less than a cup of food a day now, and I don't feel hungry. Kirb and I are back to separate bowls and probably will be forever. The doc says I need to lose 5 - 6 pounds. Yes, I'd put on that much in the last few months, it's hard to believe but true.

All kinds of bad things can happen to overweight pets and I don't even want to go there. So I'm committed to shedding the extra weight, returning to my svelte self, and maybe even swinging from the rafters again!

Take care, catfans! Ciao from Beeg