A fat cat looses weight

@savypat (20245)
United States
February 6, 2010 12:38pm CST
Our old barn cat who was very fat because she had others to do the cat work around here is now loosing weight. She is the only one left at this time to hunt those nasty rodents who live in the hay and in the barn. She is even now hunting around the ranch, which she never did before, because others had staked out their own hunting areas, now those are gone to cat heaven so it's up to her. She is getting her young figure back due to exercise and she is an inspiration to me to get away from this computer and exercise more, I bet I can get some of my girlish figure back also. Not to worry when spring comes people will start dumping their unwanted cats and the population will grow. We will do what we can to neuter as many as we can catch and those we will doctor and feed.
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@mzz663 (2773)
• United States
6 Feb 10
First of all, I'm glad that you take the responsibility of stray and dumped off cats. I think that it is good that the cat has given you inspiration to get your girlish figure back! You'll have to reward her with some tuna fish or something!
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
6 Feb 10
Now we don't want to get carried away here, cats are very fast learners and it only take one treat for them to beg for more.
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@mzz663 (2773)
• United States
6 Feb 10
Yes, that is true....she would get fat and lazy again.
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• Philippines
7 Feb 10
is it really true that cat has 9 lives?? hehe.. i have a thing for cats when i was a kid. and i've also experience adopting a stray cat.. they maybe just animals but they are god's creation also.. so i think it's just right to take such responsibility.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Feb 10
Hm, losing weight catching mice. I might have to try it.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
hi dawnald, i laughed reading your reply. i found humour in it. what you want to try? catch mice and lose weight? no offense. am just kidding. have a nice weekend friend. ann
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
7 Feb 10
it doesn't work I mean how many calories can you use just setting the trap. No? You really did mean chase the mice, have you seen how fast they run? I can spot one in the house and before I take a step it's gone, just like superman, no super mouse. Even cats know you have to set a trap. Thanks for the funny picture
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Feb 10
Yep, I meant chasing the mice. But maybe not... Thx for the BR.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
6 Feb 10
yeah for kitty! What an inspiration for sure! It is a great time of year for us to focus on lightening our load. Loosing a few pounds and getting in better shape. I personally, have been on a diet since one week before Christmas :0 It wasn't a resolution, just happened that way. I have lost weight too. I used the formula of: Your current weight (taken first thing in the morning as soon as you wake) multiply by 10 and minus 500. The sum is the amount of calories to intake per day to loose one pound a week. Of course calorie intake along with exercise as well is the optimum way to shed unwanted pounds. I think it is horrendous when people acquire animals, bu choice and then just dump them. how inhumane. Heartbreaking and almost hard to fathom how human beings can be so .. selfish? I realize that sometimes circumstance are beyond ones control and changes are necessary. It is troublesome to see that often the pets are the ones taking the brunt of such situations. Good on you to capture the cats to neuter so to help control the population. I just wish more people would think twice before getting animals and have enough common sense to fix their pets with who then do not intend to breed. Not just for population control but for the health benefits of the pet. Well, good luck to you, with the cats and the weight. I am starting more cardio so to boost my metabolism so to burn more calories a bit easier.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
6 Feb 10
Good for you , keep it up or in this case down.
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
9 Feb 10
Lol. Thank you savypat, i am trying everyday to make healthier diet choices and getting much needed exercise. Wishing you well with the cats. hats off to you! too.
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
6 Feb 10
I am glad to hear I am not the only one taking care of cats. I would love to find a nice barn for the 3 feral kittens - well, they are now almost a year old - but they are fixed and have 3 yr rabies shots
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
7 Feb 10
well, we're about to start taking pix of some of these cats and posting them at the vet's office - we are getting desperate!
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@GardenGerty (115956)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Just as long as you do not feel compelled to go out and hunt rats and other rodentiae in order to achieve that girlish figure, we will be alright. I can imagine you scampering through the fields.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
7 Feb 10
That is not a pretty picture. Thanks
@kaylachan (4775)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Feb 10
Its good that your cat is doing well and has lost some weight. Having a heavy cat isn't good for the animal. However if the problem starts to re-present itself might I suggest you try to play with her more and encourage her to be active. It will help you both feel a lot better because playing with her would reduce your stress level.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
7 Feb 10
She's a barn kitty and not into much with humans except belly rubs, even then you have to be careful or she will snag your hand. Thanks for the idea
• United States
6 Feb 10
Hi, Pat! What a very kind person you are. I wonder if those cats know how blessed they are?
@savypat (20245)
• United States
6 Feb 10
They don't care and why should they, they just want to live as we all do. Thanks
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Hey pat! That's really great that the cat is losing weight! I unfortunately had two obese cats and I swore that my cats that I have now (all were indoor cats) would never be allowed to get fat again! I am doing much better with these two guys! They are very active and the Vet said they are at a good weight of 13 1/2 pounds! That is half the weight of my last two poor boys! As for me, I am a yo-yo! I don't diet because I am so not good at it, but I have now decided to start walking again with my girlfriend even though it is still really cold out! I am going to try at least to get myself out and walking when it isn't too cold out! I am much more active in the Spring and Summer, but I have really bad Osteoarthritis which keeps me from doing my walking in the Winter! I am going to try to do some walking tomorrow to the grocery store! It is quite a hike from where we live, but I am going to try!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 10
I guess it is like with us Humans really, if you have someone else to do it for you why do it yourself lol so that is what she must have thought but of course now there is no one to do it for her It will be good for her though to loose the Weight
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
10 Feb 10
Yes did you ever meet a dumb cat?
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 10
Lol nope not to this Day Pat
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
9 Feb 10
Hi Sweets I wish you were closer.... I have 2 strays that hunt well that would fit farm life nicely. My son is rescue crazy.... Had a number of cats he took in... 4 were pregnant...has kitties...had everyone nuetered/spayed and many found new homes.. We have 6 living inside and 2 out in the barns/sheds because the inside cats just ndon't like them... They did accept 2 cats but not the other 2... Just like people they decide who they like and who they don't. xoxoxoxoxoxo
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I'd help you out if I could, but I am sure some will show up here. Thanks
@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
7 Feb 10
cats dont go on the diets so they are supposed to be on hunger routines.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I know in the cat rescue places for wild cats they starve them one day each week to keep them healthy, but have you ever tried not feeding a pet cat. Good Luck
@Java09 (3080)
• United States
7 Feb 10
That's good that the cat is losing weight.I adopted a fat cat and only had her for about a week.She got liver disease from being overweight and she had to be put to sleep over it.It's unhealthy for a cat to be fat.I hope your barn cat gets back in shape.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I know that but when there were other cats around she just lay in wait while the other cats chased the mice right into her claws. It's hard to regulate a barn cat, they are not totally tame. Now she is doing much better.