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Fat Cat! O_O - Jessie T. Wolf
June 23rd, 2005
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Fat Cat! O_O
So, I now have a new roommate. A close to 30lbs cat named Minnie, who was one of the seventeen abandoned on us by Zena’s ex owner, Taj. I’ve taken the liberty of boarding her in my room, away from the other cats, so that she can be monitored. My goal: to see that this cat looses some serious weight over the next couple of months so that she can be fit for adoption!!

My manager at work, Sheila, is trying to help us out by letting us bring in one cat at a time, and putting them up for adoption at the clinic. The last cat we brought in was an older, heavier-set black male, who was dubbed Blacky. He got adopted a few days ago, so Sheila told me that I could bring in another one.

I had thought that a great candidate to bring in next would have been Minnie, since she’s incredibly overweight, and I figured it would do her some good to be in a place where they could actually monitor her eating habits. O.o Here, the food is out all of the time, and she’s free to gorge whenever she wants. I figured if she was put on the vet’s Weight Control diet for a while, combined with the freedom of having the cats walk around the vet office, it might help her lose some pounds. Plus, she’s VERY friendly and constantly craves attention, and the clients usually love to pet the cats that walk around.

But apparently the head boss, Dr. Stewart, wasn’t even too thrilled about me bringing in Blacky, as she wanted me to bring our most “attractive” cats in for adoption, and she didn’t find Blacky to be attractive enough, since he was just a plain black cat. _I_ thought he was a very handsome fellow! As did many of the people who came in and saw him. O.o Yeah, it took him a bit longer to find a home than say the kittens that we have in right now, but he DID eventually find a home, with a very nice lady too!

But, it’s her clinic, and her call. :/ It’s a shame that a lot of people would simply overlook a lot of the older, or heavier, or “unattractive” cats for adoption. Minnie’s a longhaired brown tabby, with big green eyes, and a teeny little meow. Sure she’s HUGE, and has trouble grooming herself, and she waddles when she walks… But she’s got a VERY pretty face, and a great disposition! So my boss wants attractive cats for adoption, eh? If Minnie can lose this weight, she’ll be a VERY gorgeous cat, and she’ll blow all of the others out of the water! ;)

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From:_patches
Date:June 24th, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
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Yikes. Sounds like a cat that ran away from my mom or something. She leaves food down for all the cats (5 in total right now) and they eat like pigs. They're all little pudgeballs right now. Mine is there eating away, but, for a purpose. She's pregnant. ^^
Good luck with trimming her down though. Fat kitties are very hard to unfatten. :p
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From:mewmew
Date:June 24th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
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^_^ Good luck with the kitty weight loss! Minnie probably won't be too happy about it, but it will do her good, since she can't even groom herself well. Poor kitty.
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From:joeaconite
Date:June 24th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
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One can almost see an overweight kitty on a exercise bike, with a very determined canine personal trainer looking on.

Ever think of doing little funny charicatures for the cats? This as a way of making folks see the cats in an amused light, and seeing the character of the cat you display. May also make them look beyond a little extra stuffing and see what the doodle emphasizes.

Good luck with finding workout legwarmers her size.
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From:mewmew
Date:June 24th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
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*lol* Give me the time to learn to knit and I'll make them for her! ^_^
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From:puppehkat
Date:June 24th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
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It just makes me sad that they would be so shallow as to want a cat just for looks. Such a person doesn't need a pet anyways.
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 24th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
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Totally agree with you. My boss' point is simply that the fatter or older a cat is, the harder it will be to adopt it out, and in the meantime they're spending money on clinic food, and taking up space in what coud be other cats' boarding kennels, because of a fat cat who's chances of finding a home are much less than a kitten. Makes me upset. :/ I know a lot of clients with overweight cats, and they love them anyway! I hate putting Minnie on a diet just so that she can be pretty enough to find a home. Rather, I think of it in terms of losing the weight would be healthier for her anyway. Making her prettier is just a bonus. :)
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From:nemfx
Date:June 24th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
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Fitness trainer Jessie :D
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From:fiskblack
Date:June 24th, 2005 04:58 am (UTC)
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Is this that wide butterball of a kitty cat that was in the catroom next to yours? That'll be quite a challenge. She makes my cat look like an olympic sprinter. :)

Good luck! (and lurves)

-Jay
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 24th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
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The very same. :-P

*snugs!* ^^
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From:dark_prime
Date:June 24th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC)

Hey jessie ^_^.

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Hi Jessie how are you? I just wanted to say hi and say I think its really kool that your helping out all these animals thats kickass that your able to find homes for them I hope everything works out for you and you get the ones without homes new homes. ^_^ please take care.
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