Here is a post from October 2014 for Throwback Thursday. Apparently, that is the year Chris started gaining weight. Since then, I have cut way back on the amount of kibble I give him but he has still gained weight. I guess cats are just like people when they age.
We just returned from a week-long cruise on Saturday. We were supposed to go to the Virgin Islands but a hurricane forced us to different ports, but that is another story. By the time the cruise was over, we were more than ready to get home to see our boys.
We had no phone service for a week so we had to trust that our cats were being taken care of. Service returned Saturday morning when we arrived at Port Canaveral but we had no messages from the cat sitter. After we finally left the ship, Rose got a text from our backup cat sitter with a photo of each of the cats but no real explanation as to why she was there. At least we knew they were okay, that is all we cared about. We learned later that our cat-sitter had to go out of town that morning…
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dogs probably too… ;o)
HA! I think the nuns at the Pet Hotel where Teddy stays are very good about not overfeeding Ted. He’s a big boy as everyone knows anyway, but he never looks bigger after a week away – just HAPPY to see us. I know the Sisters treat him like their own but after all – there’s nobody quite like Mom and Dad!! Cute flashback post.
Our problem is we worry that something might happen to the cat sitter so we leave extra food out, just in case. Now is a good example. We are leaving very early tomorrow morning to go to Melbourne to visit my wife’s dad for his birthday. We will be back Sunday but Rose wants me to get out the gravity feeder for the two and a half days we will be gone. We certainly wouldn’t want to come home in two days and find Chris is just skin and bones.
I always worry when I am away. My pet sitter comes every day but, as you said, something could happen to her. I have a gravity feeder that is always out and they are used to it and don’t over eat.
The Florida Furkids
ps – we live close to Melbourne!!
We will be in Melbourne for the weekend starting tomorrow.
I forget to say that some cats can handle free feeding and some can’t. Chris can’t.
With all the meds going on here we just never go anywhere for more that a few hours. I’m glad you had a backup plan.
Thanks. That is too bad that you are not able to travel although going places these days is not easy for anybody. I bet there are a lot of happy kitties though.
Glad that plan worked out. We sure need a vacation, from Dad MOL
I would much rather have a cat gain weight than lose because that usually means they are sick.
Yes. That happened to Abbey.
Hee! Hee! some cats eat too much. We had a heck of time cutting back on Kozmo’s food and getting him to eat wet food, but after a long time and much perseverance it worked. Now we have to work on Marv…
Maybe I can send Chris to you for a weight loss boot camp.
When Boodie, and Binga and Boodie were here, everybody only ate twice a day, and were strictly portion controlled with no dry food whatsoever. My human hired a pet sitter to feed them twice a day while we were on a trip. With just me, either I come along, or my human is only gone overnight and back in the morning, so she just feeds me ahead of time, and gives me breakfast when she returns. BTW, none of us have had any weight issues. I wish we had a secret to impart, but we don’t!
The secret is no dry food. I know that but Chris disagrees. I would like to cut out the Drive food but I have a hard time getting Chris to eat the wet food.
My Ollie is getting bigger with age. Fat and happy, I guess.
It happens to the best of us.