Monday, April 03, 2017

Foodcat Mancat Monday

MARLEY:  Ayla eats slowly in the bedroom up on the top of the shoe rack as protection from Iza.  Iza will eat as much as is available every time but she can't jump up there. 

Even *I* need some food protection by TBT sometimes as she will come and nosedive right into MY bowl.  At least she does respond to a firm "IZA!" from TBT and goes back to her own bowl. 

TBT has slowed Iza's eating speed some by smearing hers around the edges of the bowl.  And that's why we get 6 smaller meals per day.  Iza eats a "normal amount" an she throws up.  So we have had to adjust.  Well, 6 meals a day is pretty good.  And TBT sneaks me larger portions cuz Im bigger. 

He checks our weight each week.  Like, a few weeks ago, we had each lost 2 ounces so he upped the feeding.  Its a tricky game.  He wants us full happy, but not belly-rubbing the ground (like Iza is close to).

Iza used to be 11 pounds; she is 10.5 now.  I used to weigh 12.5 once now it is 12.2, so I am getting a extra meal when Iza is outside.  Ayla just stays at 6.5 pounds all the time.  She eats only what she needs.  TBT cant convince her ta eat more and he sure doesnt want her ta eat less.

Im starting ta get closer ta 12.5 again.  My PURRFECT weight.

But that's why we have a 1st an 2nd breakfast, a 1st an 2nd lunch, an a 1st and 2nd dinner.  An sometimes a bedtime meal. 

BTW, when TBT mentioned we kitties got some steak the other day, he meant it was pieces large enough to CARRY AWAY!  And we did.  And we loved it!  We all went to different places and none of us bothered the others.  We all chewed away on our own.

But there has to be a kitty picture, and I choose...

14 comments:

Megan said...

Very pleasing to hear that Iza has lost a few ounces. Well done TBT!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human is very strict with our portion control! She works almost as hard at getting us the right amount of food as TBT!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

TBT thinks by weight. Marley needs 6 mousies per day, Iza needs 5.5, and I need 4. I think he is right ~ AYLA

Brian said...

It sounds to me like your weight is just right, well done gang!

Flynn said...

Well done to all of you for keeping to a good weight. My mum tries to get me to eat more and makes sure I get fresh food through the day. I get kibble put down all the time too, but I am still getting skinnier all the time and only half the weight I used to be.

Pretinha said...

Quando o assunto é peso, a coisa fica complicada para nós.
Tenham uma ótima semana!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very cute photo. Iza sounds like Sammy, we have to guard everyone while they are eating or he inhales his and moves on to the next bowl and the next...then yacks it all up.

The Island Cats said...

Wow, TBT sure takes good care of all of you.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Pipo would be like Iza, if the bowl that Minko has was not being put into Minko's mouth by petcretary. If she leaves it unguarded fur a moment its score for Pipo...

Somehow neither kitty is interested in dog-guy's noms...though he would gobble theirs if allowed. MOL!

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Oh, and petretary measures each meal. Strictly.
Else Pipo would be a basketball shape...our Angel Toki was 22 pounds and far too rotund, it was his undoing...sigh...

The Whiskeratti said...

We luff that last picture. Getting us the right amount of food is definitely tricky business.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Did Iza perhaps give Eddy here tips on that nose dive food stealing maneuver? Because she's a pro at it. But, more importantly, steak! That sounds like all sorts of yum!

The Swiss Cats said...

TBT does a great job ! He's taking very good care of you ! Purrs

Katie Isabella said...

I love what TBT dis did and is doing. Mom is not giving me much but I am a tad portly.