Yeah, that's right, the bad four letter word around my house at the moment is D I E T. I went to the vet for a check up a couple of weeks ago and as usual they told me to step on the scales. Mum didn't seem to like the big number that came up on the picture and so said we were going to get me a smaller number. Sounded okay till I learnt what D I E T actually means. "A starvathon - HELP ME MY FRIENDS - SEND FOODABLES QUICK!!!
First Mum had to go out and buy something called scales, cos she didn't have any. And now every week Mum and I have to climb on here and look for my smaller number. And then Mum has to climb on by herself and then do something called minuses. She got all excited yesterday morning cos after doing her minuses it looked like the number we wanted but she didn't believe it and did her minuses again. 14 - 7 = 7 Mum, not 1. It was early in the morning and she hadn't put her battery in her brain.
She and Mrs Magoo have something called a metabolism, and Mum says their metabolism is like a racing sardine, they just have to think of going for a walk and they get skinny. It seems that my metabolism isn't a racing one and I just need to think about food and ...... yep. Do you think I maybe don't have a metabolism Mum, maybe we could go to the Warehouse and buy one?
Up till now we've been calling my chunkedness "winter coat" but after the vet visit that argument was found to have a few holes. See still pretty cute aye but as my intention is to live a long life I've got to shed a couple of ks.
Hey , betcha can't do this, touch your nose and stand on three paws!!!
(In April I changed Bodie and Goo onto a raw food diet. Goo was so disinterested in kibble and her skin not that good even though it was special kibble for her sensitive skin. And I wanted to shed a half a k off Bodie but didn't realise that the diet rations meant that I should have been feeding him 1% of the weight I wanted him to be, not 1% of the weight he was. And with no scales, wasn't really doing it properly at all. So our aim is to shed 1.5kgs over a month which is a fairly methodical way of doing it. And then he can go back onto 2% of his body weight to maintain current. They love the raw food, they get raw mince with the organ meats and bone ground up in it. Chicken necks, green tripe and the occasional canon bone which usually has just enough meat on for their dinner and keeps them quiet and amused for 3 hours. The other options in the raw range include rabbit , hare, fish, and possum. Magoo is up for rabbit and hare but I think Bodie just finds it too gamey. And to fill him up if he needs it he gets a bowl of green veges broccoli and cauli and courgette with an OXO cube sauce poured over which he loves two nights a week instead of the meat. ed)
Heres a link to the first attempt at eating hare for them.