Monday, November 2, 2015

Katie & Waffles' Vet Adventure

WAFFLES:  Over the river and through the woods, to Grand-girly's house we go! ♫♩

KATIE:  I hate to break it to you, Waffles. But there is no Grand-girly's house.

WAFFLES:  Then where are we going over the river and through the woods to?

KATIE:  Right, right, left. Freeway. Left, left, right. That can only mean one thing. 

WAFFLES:  Cool, we're going in circles! Like at the amusement park!

KATIE:  VET, Waffles. We're going to the vet.

WAFFLES:  What a ripoff. No cheese fries and no roller coasters?

KATIE:  Waffles, you're not supposed to eat cheese fries and as for the roller coaster, well life is already enough of a thrill ride when it comes to you.

WAFFLES:  I still say cheese fries would be better. So who's going first?

KATIE:  After you, Waffles. Way, way after you.

WAFFLES:  Ok, Boss. Wish me luck!

WAFFLES:  What do you mean I have to cut back on my cavalries?

KATIE:  Calories, Waffles. Not cavalries. That means you're supposed to eat less.

WAFFLES:  Eat LESS? You mean like less FOOD?

WAFFLES:  Ok, can we go back to the part where we all get cheese fries?

WAFFLES:  It's your turn, Boss. Watch out for the one with the gloves. 

KATIE:  Oh, I'm watching out for her alright. And if she's smart she'll be watching out for me.

About Today's Vet Visit Photos
Not even 24 hours after National Cat Day, and the day before Halloween, Katie and Waffles found themselves road-tripping to the vet for their annual physicals. Sounds like way more tricking than treating. 

Waffles' Results
Waffles is a happy, healthy mancat. But a little too healthy, according to the scale. His ideal weight is 10.5 pounds and he's inched his way up to 11. Nothing serious, but his portions are going to be scaled back just a tad. According to the vet, his daily calorie intake needs to hover at about 185. Sorry, Waff. No cheese fries for you. 

Katie's Results
At 10 years old, Katie is now considered a (shhh!) senior cat. She came home with the senior blood panel bandage of honor. (Orange for Halloween) No results yet, but we're not expecting any surprises. Still, it's a good idea to make sure all is well, what with cats being such masters of disguise when it comes to any ailments.
Because of Katie's IBD, she's been given as much food as she's wanted for the past few months. Mostly in an effort to keep her eating regularly and bring her up from 9 to about 10 pounds. Well that worked a little too well. Let's just say the Waffles won't be the only one trimming back his calorie intake.

One thing that Glogirly is doing to help Katie feel more full so she's not asking for 5 or 6 meals a day, is adding some warm water to her food. For example, in the morning when Katie gets 1/4 cup of whole ground rabbit, Glogirly adds 1/4 cup of water. So far, Katie is lapping it all up and hasn't been begging for multiple meals. 

Comfy, Cozy, Safe
We get so many great comments and questions from people at out vet's office whenever we show up in our Sleepypods. Did you know that they're the only company that conducts actual safety crash tests on their carriers? Whenever we ride, we always buckle up!

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  1. Hi Katie and Waffles, my brother Jetta will be going to the vet on Tuesday for surgery. He's having a gingival hyperplasia taken care of. My dad's a bit concerned (worried) but my dad's always worried. We hope that all will be well just like it was for Katie and Waffles.

  2. Harry eats his rabbit a little more erm, holistically. Glad Katie and Waffles are doing so well.

  3. Binga and Boodie get EXTRA because they aren't just senior, they are geriatric (or at least Binga is), so they have a little harder time keeping weight on! They're lucky! My human is always watching my weight. :-(

  4. Summer's post had me in fits of giggles.........

    Good for Katie, good to see you putting on weight!

  5. The photos and captions are just priceless! Especially the one of Waffles on the scale! As a chunky calico, I can relate...! And we will ask the Missus about those Sleepy Pods...

  6. We're glad all is well ...... But it always comes down to portions....... always. We'll take some rabbit and cheeze fries, please.

  7. We're glad to hear you got a mostly good report at the vet! What a great idea about the warm water... we'll have to see if that helps with Ashton's hunger between meals, too.

  8. Those are cool pods! My Giant Lady needs one one wheels because I's am getting to heavy for hers.

    Glads everything went well at the Vet, and I's hope you got some treats Katie, after going through that.

    Rose~ the grown up kitten

  9. Our vet says Rufus the Red is a typical orange tabby- a food hog!
    It's a struggle at dinner time to get Mickey Mouser to eat before Rufus comes to devour both cats' dinner.
    I seem to be losing...
    We got back from a 5 day vacation and our cat sitter never even saw Mickey. Rufus is looking LARGE!
    PS Great pictures, Glogirly!

  10. Yeah, since Greyson and Chloe are both 17 yrs old they get as much food as they want. Me and Tabitha are seniors and have to watch our weight mom says. Hope you get healthy blood work results. Annual visits are so important. You guys have a great humom! Have a great week! Purrs, Mr. Chivers

  11. Now I want cheese fries.. Sigh

    I love that I could tell who was in each carrier from the very first photo.

    Purrs to both of them as they deal with calorie reduction..

  12. Goo job at the vet pals. Shhhh. I have to go someday this week my shel.

  13. cheese fries???? MOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM we want some of those................

  14. I'm glad all went well at the v-e-t, guys. I went for my annual physical last week. And I'm a healthy 13 pounds! But I hafta have my teefs cleaned. I'm not looking forward to that! ~Wally

  15. sounds like a good report - except for that calorie cut back thing. And they made Katie wear orange??? rude :)

  16. Glad they both had a good vet visit.
    Sue B

  17. Welcome to senior cat land! It's really no different from non-senior cat except people make jokes about your age...

  18. Glad the vet visit went well. Hope Katie's blood panel comes back with all okay. Sorry about the diets and no cheese fries for Waffles. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  19. Mom was just saying the other day what "hefty" kitties she has -- at least me and Ocean. I think we may be in the same boat as you two!

  20. Too bad about the cheese fries, Waff. We've heard they're delish!
    Glad it was all routine and we'll keep our paws crossed for no surprises on Katie's test.
    Happy Monday!

  21. I'm glad everything checked out okay. It is definitely ideal to get seniors blood tests once a year to keep an eye on them. By the way, if Katie and Waffles want to give a little of their weight to Carmine, that would be fantastic! He isn't eating nearly enough and keeps losing.

  22. So glad to hear the Vet's report we're all good!

  23. I am glad all went well. I hope the blood work is good too. Maybe a chicken fry for Waffles?

  24. What, no cheese fries? Horrors! Glad Glogirly's not in charge of what I eat! ;D

  25. We're glad everything went well at the vet ! Your report made us smile ! Purrs

  26. I am glad the vet visit went well. The calorie reduction doesn't sound so good though. My mum keeps trying to get me to eat more.
    I haven't been able to visit for a couple of weeks because my humans were away, but they are back now, so I am too.

  27. Glad all went well! You guys really travel in style!

  28. Glad all is well. We luv da sleepy pods, but we just can't afford them. We can't afford even 1. MOL

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  29. Good work at the v e t Waffles and Katie - hopefully you won't notice the reduced portions.
    "Watch out for the one with the gloves" had the mom bean laughing out loud.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  30. Dunno, I could read the scale Waffles was on and it clearly reads 10.20 which is closer to 10 then 11. Na mean? Katie doesn’t need less food, just more exercise. Get ready to chase her, Waff.

  31. Poor Waffles! I managed to keep my trim, handsome figure with lots of exercise, jumping, running and all. I am a svelte 9.9 pounds, so Mum isn't worried about me being too thick around the middle.

    No more buckets of chick-hen for you, more exercise, but that doesn't mean just jumping to conclusions!

  32. Oh, poor Waffles and Katie cutting back the food! I was so proud when I brought my cat to the vet for the first time, sure she had lost about a pound since I adopted her (she was in rescue for 5 straight years and was a little chunky, understandably). Much to my chagrin, she had gained weight even with slimming down! I'm sure it's muscle, but she's still looking at a diet. :(

  33. Uh oh! I see a vet visit in my future too!! The Staff keeps muttering about my considerable girth! Cheek! I expect she'll try that adding water ploy, but I'll see that coming and head it off onto the best rug!!!

  34. My little orange guy Tiger is due for his 1 year vaccinations...I must call the Vet to make his appointment...I hope he doesn't hear

  35. We're glad you had a good vet visit!!

    The Florida Furkids

  36. so glad that all went well at the vet, the post was darling! I always thought cats were seniors when they were 7.....maybe they changed it

  37. Allie: *gasp* DIET? THAT evil word? Well, it's a good thing it's not being applied to YOU, Katie.
    185 calories - why that's...6 mice. He should be THRILLED.

  38. Waffles, Mommy and I were binge reading Glogirly's site here, and then we came across this one with you in your pretty...I mean, handsome...Sleepypod. Now, I often find that you and I have the same matching things, like same colored Puppia harnesses, and other things we have in common (like a crazy love for chicken!). Now I come to find out we have matching colored SLEEPYPODS?? Are we twins or something? Are you my long lost brother? We need to talk....
    Love, Your twin...Pixel
    P.S. I'm so glad the vet visit went well, except for the whole diet thing. I had to go that route a few years ago, in fact go totally fat free with my main meals due to a triglycerides disease I have, and I actually get to eat extra because of it. Heehee! I love it!! Been a svelte 12 lbs ever since.

  39. This made my day, your cat are so adorable and I bet they love to hop in the vet clinic once in a while to keep them healthy. Not much of cat lover, but I do appreciate the fact that cats, like dogs are really sweet and lovable. Not like the cat owners from review that are irresponsible when it comes to domesticating their cats.


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