Dealing with a Weighty Matter
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!
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11/12/2018 04:03:04 pm
Wow I can't wait to see you all doing aerobics will you be wearing the special little shorts and tops do hope so you will all look good. Did you say Grammy is joining the class too. Look forward to seeing you all doing press ups and tums and bums toning hehehe xxxx
11/12/2018 04:27:03 pm
Yes, Aunty Bronwyn: That's the plan but I'm not sure those boys will fit into gymn shorts and Grammy, well, we'll be lucky if she puts on her joggers, though why she calls them that when she doesn't job I don't know. I would call them her lounge lizard trews.
11/12/2018 04:30:33 pm
Aunty Bronwyn: we wear bicycle shorts. They are made of spandex and we tuck our extra bits inside and look quite dashing. BUT don't tell Sweetie but we have no plans to join her at her fitness gymn. We have a different way of shaping up.
11/12/2018 04:50:17 pm
RAINA~TEEHEEHEE!I'd love to see you boys in your bicycle shorts!😉Why don't we take a spin on a bicycle built for two HONEYBEAR!💘💋
11/12/2018 05:13:06 pm
Oh RAINA, you are a caution. You may regret that decision. Let me say this.... at this time it might be dangerous to try to ride a bicycle even if it is powered by two of us... Picture a fur explosion, followed by a huge sigh of relief as I can breath again. Maybe we could get Rondo to drive us on another date instead.
11/12/2018 04:53:03 pm
wow so easy to pack it on. We are rooting for you all andI am going to the gym in your honor!
11/12/2018 05:16:07 pm
Dear Aunty Antoinette.
Gizmo & Ebony
11/12/2018 06:27:10 pm
Uh oh!! No tweats for a while! Oh no! ~Gizmo & Ebony
11/12/2018 06:42:43 pm
Hi Ebs and Gizzy,
Gizmo & Ebony
11/12/2018 07:02:55 pm
Hmmm....wees shall see what wees can do!!
11/13/2018 04:19:41 pm
Catnip. Yup, that's the answer to all your woes. It has less than zero calories, for sure. It's like salad, right? Like lettuce. Lettuce for cats. Hardly any calories in that! PLUS, when imbibed, you'll race 'round the house doin' the zoomies, burnin' off tonnes AND TONNES of calories, until...
11/13/2018 09:52:44 pm
Oh, you wouldn't last around here. No catnip for us. the occasional catnip mouse is about it...but the boys get very aggressive with the girls and each other when nippin the 'nip. Grammy is very strick… since Etude ended up with someone's tooth through his cheek. Fortunately it healed without further incidence.
11/13/2018 08:27:20 pm
Hmm, I can't wait to see what kind of exercises they have planned. Me, I want to go o water aerobics, but Doc says not yet.
11/13/2018 09:48:08 pm
I'm sure they won't mind if aerobic exercise means splashing water out of water dishes, fountains and tub or sink.... if it means they get into said water there might be a very different reaction. I'm trying to see if I can come up with exercises that might motivate them. Not an easy task unless there are treats afterward.
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