Being a little heavier than what’s optimal isn’t just for people. It’s for pets, too.
Our cat, Rupert, got sort of on the heavy side. Well, maybe more than a little. He looked like an Ottoman with personality.
He’s a man who enjoys a good meal. And another, and another, and another.
We responded to his requests by keeping his bowl filled at all times. He wasn’t one to nudge it away.
Eventually, we decided this might be what he wanted — but it probably wasn’t good for him.
We decided to cut back. He was not in on this decision. He would not have concurred.
Now he is fed once in the morning and once in the evening.
Boy, does he complain. “Meow, meow, I’m starving, meow!”
If anyone would fall for his scams, he would be very happy. He would like to let you think he hasn’t been fed. He would not turn down an additional meal.
But he looks a lot thinner, although he might need a tummy tuck. And he seems more energetic too. He’s more likely to explore the house, rather than just lying around.
All in all, he’s having a better life now because of portion control.
What about your pets? Anyone else with an insatiable doggie or kitty?