Thursday, December 02, 2004

The Fattening of America (including cats)

So we took our cats Bullitt and Athena to the vet the other day. Much has been made in the media in recent years about the expanding waist line of Americans, especially children. Apparently 13 pounds for small-framed cats is considered a bit much, even putting them at risk for what I call "little kitty-cat diabetes". Bad parenting on our part. It seems that they should be getting no more than 5/8 cup of cat food a day. Currently they are not amused, especially Bullitt, since they routinely get about 1 cup per day. And people keep asking us why we don't have plans for kids any time soon. At 70-80 hours of work, each, and not enough income to hire a nanny, little-kid diabetes would be the least of our concerns. I'm amazed that these cats haven't yet snuck off and joined a gang or a prostitution ring given the amount of attention that they get at home.

No BCS talk today. I've just resigned to the idea that USC will beat UCLA, Oklahoma will beat Colorado, and if Auburn beats Tennessee a second time, they will get stuck going to the Sugar Bowl and playing one of the many teams that landed a BCS bowl without even being ranked in the Top 10. Since its inception, the Sugar Bowl has always been the ultimate destination for SEC teams and now, thanks to the craptastic BCS, it is now a consolation prize. Need playoff now.


Blogger Claudia said...

Bess somehow managed to stay chubby even while wandering around the Illinois suburbs for no one knows how long before ending up in a shelter. She was in the shelter for month before we came along, and remained tubby in there as well. Despite our best efforts, she remained overweight for years after we adopted her. What helped? Moving to AZ. She is now lean and muscled. It's really quite something.

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Blogger Carrie said...

Taylor says Pierre's vet is always excited that he is about 7 lbs. She apparently sees a lot of plump kitties. We are hoping his small size will work in our favor when we put up a Christmas tree in the next week or so. I'm hoping at least he doesn't weigh enough to tip it over if he gets too curious.

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