Monday, June 01, 2009

Who Me? Fat? Come on.

We went to the vet over the weekend. By "we" I mean me carrying two fat ass cats in one carrier. B met me there and I immediately told him "these two need to lose some weight." Apparently, only one does.

Chester, my friend, you are FAT. The vet says he has gained a half a pound according to the scale, immediately after she had pet him and declared "you are a BIG boy". B tried to claim he was solid. Oh he is solid all right, 18.5 pounds of solid.

18.5 pounds. Did you read that?

That is not even his highest weight. His highest was something like 19.8 and we had to put him on a diet. We may have to try that again, although it is hard to regulate food when you have two cats.

Meanwhile, Mooch is holding tight at 11 pounds.

You know what that means? I was carrying almost 30 lbs of cat. 29.5 to be exact.

You may not believe Chester is so "curvy" if you haven't met him in person, but the next best thing is some pictures, so here you go:









He looks so rough in those last two. Poor Chester. The vet also said that he was a handsome poor while peering into his face, and she is right. He may be solid, he may need a diet, but he is a handsome boy!




In other news...do you know how difficult it is to wrangle two cats into one carrier, especially when one has all of his claws? Luckily I outsmarted them and shut every door upstairs. Just me, the cats and the hallway. You can run, but you cannot hide. Literally.

11 important things being said:

Crystal said...

Awwww, he IS a handsom boy. :) :) He's just a lil tubby... I've seen bigger. ;) How much exercise does he get? I find lazer-pointers work GREAT for keeping kittehs in shape. :)

Ruth said...

I know he's big, but he looks huge sitting next to Mooch!

Jennifer said...

Aww, Chester! I don't think he is fat, maybe just big boned?? Or, maybe he really is 1/2 cougar like a always thought???

Katelin said...

aww what big kitties. they're so cute.

*~Dani~* said...

Crystal - thanks :) He probably does need more exercise. He moves the fastest when he is chasing birds. Maybe the cat porch will give him a workout. Otherwise, we will have to find the laser we have around here!

Mom - that's why I included that picture. The difference is huge!

Jenny - You sound like B. Although I would like to think he is 1/2 cougar because that would be pretty damn cool.

Katelin - they are big and cute and all ours :)

Debbie said...

I so know about the two cats in one carrier routine. I usually had to do this by myself and got smart with trapping us all into one room. One cat in, second cat in, oops first cat back out, second cat follows. Oh, what a nightmare!

*~Dani~* said...

Debbie - that is hysterical and almost exactly what happened. Got skinny one in. Grabbed fat one, tried to stuff him in. He tried to dig all four sets of claws into everything. Little one got out. Stuffed big one in. Grabbed little one. Tried to stuff him in, he hissed at big one. Finally, all in. What a workout!

Blaez said...

he might be fat but he's adorable! more to love i say, more to love!!!

*~Dani~* said...

Blaez - well he does like him some lovin'

Anonymous said...

i love that cat...

*~Dani~* said...

Anonymous - that cat loves you too. At least if you have a petting hand ;)

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