Friday, November 7, 2008

A Severely Damaged Ego

Yesterday Royboy had his yearly appointment at the vet. He is about 7 or 8 years old now, and a good ole boy. Following a tradition of "hearty" and "big boned" male cats in my family household, he weighed in yesterday at 18.5 pounds. Poor kitty gained a pound in a year. (Alice, whose appointment was last month, only gained 13 ounces and is now weighing in around 13 pounds). Well, as much as this vet loves healthy kitties, such as her own, 18.5 pounds puts Royboy at too much of a risk for heart disease or diabetes. I was guilted into buying him the prescription Purina OM food... OM stands for obesity Management. Oh his poor frail ego when he heard that. Royboy was so depressed yesterday all he could do was sleep on my bed.

God help me, I love a fat cat!!


Dani said...

Awwww poor Royboy! We had a fat cat, he was such a sweetie and so good with Zac, his name was Marty, he tipped the scales at a bit over 20 lbs.

It is SOOOO hard to manage a cat's weight,especially if you have more than one and trying to get a lazy kitty to get more exercise! YEAH RIGHT!

Good luck Royboy!

Boo said...

Maybe he has big bones??? Oh wait, that's dinosaurs...not kitty cats :)

katherineolivia said...

Fat cats tend to gravitate to our family as well! I like them fat too!!!

Thatcher's Mommy said...

okay, sorry... this made me laugh. Royboy is fat and HAPPY, and he weighs more than my dog! :)

Boo said...

Um, well. He weighs more than Jaxon. I wasn't going to say anything.

katiebear said...

Angela- he's not so happy now that he's on lower cal high fiber food! he's getting really aggressive towards everyone because he's on a diet. LOL! I would be too.

Boo, that just means jaxon's little, not that roy is big ;)