Insulting Molly About Her Weight (A blog from the family cat)

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Insulting Molly About Her Weight (A blog from the family cat)

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My name is Molly and I am Linda’s cat. The other day I was dozing in the living room when Linda walked in with a friend and the woman said: “Wow – Molly’s gotten fat!” It’s sadly true; my once 9 pound 8-ounce petite feline body is now 10 pounds 5 ounces.

However, this blog is not about my injured dignity (although I was outraged and wanted to bite the boorish woman). It is about you humans and your responsibility to your pets.

We pets need to watch our caloric intake just as you do. However, since we’re at the mercy of what you feed us, maintaining svelte feline figures is out of our control. A pet must eat and if the only choice is high calorie foods – what’s a cat (or dog) to do?

Sometimes I’ll see Linda sitting at her computer chuckling over a photo of an overweight cat “This 40 pound Tabby waddles when it walks.” Great for a human laugh, but it’s not really funny at all. It’s mean.

Too much weight can kill us

I’m not able to recommend any pet foods although some of those ads on television do look pretty good. (I wonder if I can get Linda to serve my food in a Waterford crystal glass?) At the very least, pet owners should consult with their vets about pet food nutrition.

Consider yourself given a symbolic dope slap (with claws in) if you’re the kind of pet owners who let’s your dog eat all the left over pizza or fills your cat’s bowl with cream (well – maybe that’s okay once in a great while?)

There are two sides to having an overweight pet:

1) Your pet will probably die young

Every time I go to that wretched vet office, I see a picture on the wall of fat cat sitting on scales with the message: “Too much weight is a BIG problem for your cat.” If I can see the sign, every visitor to that vet office should see that sign – and take it to heart. I may have nine lives, but I don’t want to lose one of them because of weight.

2) You humans will be negatively judged (especially if you are heavy yourself).

Think about it! Humans who are struggling with their weight have enough self-esteem issues without feeling that people are sniggering at them over the fact that their dog waddles when it walks or the cat’s stomach drags a bit.

We pets put our trust in you humans to take good care of us. In return, we love you without question, serve as your faithful companions – and sit in your lap and purr. Please don’t shorten our lives with bad food choices.

Pet Owners: Only You Can Stop Pet Obesity

 

(Enjoy hearing Molly’s opinions on humans and weight?  Let me know and I will persuade her to write more blogs.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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