Sunday, February 7, 2010
I know that it seems like everyone is battling with weight problems. I myself have yoyo'd up and down most of my life. I remember being a chubby little kid and then getting thin in high school and then starting to gain again in college and then dropping out and losing and then going up and down and up and down. Lately it's just been going up and up! A few posts back I wrote about Blue's weight issue and then the other day I took a picture of "Dewey" and realized I had made him FAT too!
Dewey was a little teenager cat that one of the girls I work with brought in to the vet clinic. He was found at her mothers home in the country. Crying at her door. He was skinny and had big patches of hair missing. We kept him back in my boarding area and to our dismay he continued to pull out hunks of his own hair! Everyone at the clinic came back throughout the day, everyday to visit him. Slowly with a lot of love from everyone his hair started to come back. Then our Veterinarian said it was time to find him a home and it needed to be ASAP! Everyone wanted him but it seemed that they all either had a husband or a mother that refused to let them adopt Dewey. So I took him home until a "proper" home could be found. Well... all my little dogs adored him immediately and he is now part of MY family! So, the little skinny bald kitty is now a FAT cat.
Then there's Horton.
When I lost my cat "Ghost", I answered a found ad and it wasn't Ghost but some other white male affectionate cat. He was terrorized by my dogs the moment I brought him home so he lives at the clinic, where's he's safe from dogs chasing him everywhere. He is living at the clinic until I can find him a good safe home with no dogs. He started out a big bone cat but...now he needs to go on to "The Biggest Loser".
I just recently found out that Mandy, one of the vet techs at the clinic, has her own blog http://fatcatnomore.blogspot.com/ it's devoted to getting weight off of her cat Midnight. Mandy is one of those girls who is young,(so young she could be my daughter!) pretty, skinny and scary smart! Honestly I could hate her out of jealousy except she's also very sweet and caring. She's always concerned about everyone, the animals and people and to top it off, she's always so cheerful. Ugh!!!!!!!!
LOL! So check out her blog! I know I need to follow it!