Friday, September 22, 2006
I have been looking at Scoop and Au and have decided it's time to Take Measures. Scoop has a belly that hangs down, giving him a King of the Savannah look when he walks. Au is quite frankly pear shaped. Something needs to be done.
Problem is that it's easy to say you'll put the cats on a diet, but in practice restricting food is difficult.
First, Scoop and Au have no compunction about lying to us. They'll tell Tom they've had no lunch a mere 5 minutes after I have fed them. They do it expertly and without shame.
Second, cats have so many ways to get back at you. I don't want to be woken up at 2, 3, 4 and 5 AM, nor do I want my plants to be destroyed one by one by retaliatory cats.
I think the best plan is to replace their regular biscuits with Science Diet biscuits. Then they'll be eating but getting less calories.
I'll keep you posted!
PS This is Au sitting on the wall. He sits there every evening, keeping an eye on the neighbours.
PPS My first Logomania column has appeared in The Star. It's called I'm eccentric, You're Nuts. Feedback greatly appreciated!