by Sweetie, Personal Trainer and Fitness Guru
Good morning friends.
We have a problem. Yes, you heard me... a problem... and it's a heavy duty one. Grammy had been noticing that the boys seem to be bigger than they were in the summer. They told her it was just their winter coat fluffing them out and so she relaxed and let it go UNTIL...
She picked up Rondo and just about dropped the chubby old boy. Well, he isn't so old but he sure is chubby... and it AIN'T fluffy fur. No way! Oh, my apologies, friends. It isn't fluffy fur! Is that better?
Mr Chatty Chubbo Charlie, formerly known as Rondo had packed on some lard. Either that or he was carrying a bunch of Looneys and Tooneys in his pocket and I can tell you this. He doesn't have any Looneys or Tooneys… he may be looneytoonie in the noodle but he isn't flush. He has spent every bit of his pocket money on lattes and tuna treats.... and he's paid and paying the price.
Well, after wrenching her back with Mr. Triple C, she moved on to 'little' Etude. Picking him up gave her a hernia... Yep! Mr Fattitude had increased his girth too. Those tuna pizzas will do it to you every time. Will he ever learn? Once in a while a treat of tuna pizza is ok but a daily diet of them followed by a snack of mackerel muffins has made a muffin out of him.
SO, knowing a vet visit is due sometime in the hopefully DISTANT future Grammy decided it was time to weigh the porkchops and us. AND what a shock! Rondo has gained almost a pound since our last vet visit while Etude has amassed and additional one point eight pounds.. doubling Rondo's gain. Seeing this we suggest Etude swap out pizza and muffins for lattes... or better yet... they both stop snacking. The good news is we three girls have gained a little. Mousie put on a few ounces.. and topped seven pounds again, Whiskers had a few lattes with Rondo we think but is still under the maximum (gotta keep an eye on her) and I've gained less than half a pound and am right in the middle of my ideal range. As usual, I'm PERFECT! *smiles angelically.
Now the shocker for Grammy was that she's chunked up a bit. She's regained some of what she'd lost last spring. Yep, if she'd asked me I could have told her but then again, I value my life so I'd probably prevaricate or at least waffle warily on the answer.
So, what to do!!!
Well, I have a plan and it's nothing like in our previous blog on weighty issues. In that one Whiskers bamboozled Grammy and we almost got turfed from the condo complex. This time, I'm going to manage the program and work them hard.
Etude suddenly pipes up!
Wait a moment here... Sweetie! What are you trying to pull? Rondo and I are quite capable of weight management. We don't need you to harass and prod us to work out. We are self-motivated.... and we'll prove it.
Friends, we've joined the CPA... So, stay tuned for our post next week. We'll show that little exercise nut! We will!
Five Cats, Five Personalities, One Goal - Mischief & Mayhem.