Tuesday, July 12, 2005

fat cat

Our sweet tabby has put on too much weight. He has always been a large cat -- a very large cat. But vet's prescribed diets over the last year or so has had an immediately negative effect, such that in the last couple of months he is not jumping or moving around much.

Yesterday the vet said that we should try to exercise him more. Given that he is an indoor cat, we can do some things to make him more active, but this won't be easy. Last night I tried to get him to play, but he tired easily. This from the cat who a couple of times I found proud sitting up on top of the refridgerator.

Meanwhile, Franklin the dog has not limped in months. And as partner and I take him on walks around the townlet morning and evening, he appears to be back to his old self -- although the double and triple walks are making him more sleeply when we get back home.

As we now see rabbits out each morning, he is no longer as interested in the neighborhood cats or other dogs. I am relieved to report that no rabbits have been harmed or hurt during these sightings. Thank goodness for dog body harnesses.

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