Well, it looks like everyone in my house gained weight last year. My cat who was once the runt of the litter, has to lose four pounds. My vet, who I love, advised me...no told me...um Rusty’s getting FAT. No more free-feeding. No more open bowls of food. Now, I don’t free feed but I DO have a hi-tech automatic feeder that doles out precise portions for breakfast and dinner on autopilot...for infinity. With one tiny problem.
Just like a bunch of teenagers left alone with a vending machine, my cats have put their feline heads together to outwit this piece of technology. They’ve learned if they simply insert their paw at just the right angle...FREE SNACK TIME! My high tech machine is really just my cat's big bowl of Cheetos.
Well there’s no such thing as a free lunch anymore.
My cats are taking their tips from SparkPeople and on a diet too. There is no more dry food because well, like many on a diet, they have to limit their carbs.
So, they are on what my friend calls,”the CATkins diet.” No empty carbs, just quality high protein wet cat food. Dr. Atkins would be proud.
I also have to offer “healthy snacks.” I did not know that cats enjoy fresh greens in the form of alfalfa and certain grasses. So, I am growing them fresh kitty greens. Certifiably organic...and they love them. This city girl is going green.
I want this to work for them so they don’t get the feline versions of human diseases like diabetes and joint issues. And it's helping me stay on track.
Finally, between the extra toys and catnip I’ve bought, they are being more active so maybe I should start tracking their fitness minutes? Now, if I could only teach them to use their paw to spin the Spark wheel everyday?
Here's Spike giving it his best shot but it's a little blurry.
Well, now that I’ve watered the kitty grass, I have to go and earn my own Spark fitness minutes. Have a great weekend and Keep the Spark!