With one dog and three cats – and each cat on a different food – feeding time is scheduled chaos. Or at least it was until everyone accepted the new regime.
Dog gets fed twice a day. It’s easy now because I feed her outside. It will definitely get challenging when I have to feed her inside. Here is Ziva patiently waiting for dinner.
Sunni is the only cat who is not on a special diet. She is thin and if she says she’s hungry, I give her a few bites. Sunni eats on the top of the cat tree. Here is Sunni glaring at me at dinner time.
Miko, the Balinese, is overweight and on a diet. She is the reason for this new feeding routine. She gets 1/3 cup twice a day. Totally not enough according to her. I split the last 1/3 cup into two feedings so she thinks she’s not starving to death. Here is piggy cat; hopefully she will be a bit thinner as the diet continues.
During the first week of her diet, she would counter surf to find something to eat. She discovered a basket where I keep kitty treats. Miko was so focused on food that she chewed through the bottom of the package and then ate all the treats. Here is the proof.
And then there is Peaches, my 18 year old cat. She is on prescription kidney food and a tiny cat. She likes to forage several times a day, which makes it interesting trying to keep the others from snitching her food. I decided to feed Peaches in the bathroom with the door closed. Trying to lure her there took two weeks of patience and stealth (since she’s deaf, I could sneak up on her if she wasn’t looking). Here is one attempt at getting Peaches (on the right) to at least get close to the bathroom.
Finally, Peaches now heads to the bathroom when she wants to eat. And she yowls when done so I can open the door to let her out.
And that is how three cats and one dog get fed at my house. I can never leave because it would take a day to explain their schedule, food, and eating stations.
And my daughter just had the audacity to ask me to adopt another cat!!
I am still on some pain meds after my knee surgery. They make me drowsy.
Miko thinks that her typical 16 hours of sleep is not enough so she has been trying to steal my pain meds.
Should I be worried?
Could this be a cat intervention?
Oh, what’s a momma to do?!?
Miko was sitting on top of the couch when Sunni said it was bath time. So Miko just slipped down to where Sunni was waiting. Thus Miko’s tail, straight up against the back of the couch.
Miko, my Balinese, does not like to share space on the recliner. Even though I was there first.
Miko, the Balinese, had her yearly checkup. She was ready to hit the road.
And then I ruined the experience by stuffing her head down, zipping her in, and taking her to the vet.
Not much going on around here, but here is a little update.
Yum, fresh tomatoes. I was craving a BLT when I saw this tomato that needed plucking. Alas, I did not have any bacon. So I jumped in the car to bring home the bacon (literally). On the way home I was craving ice cream. I was jumping the gun by a day. Sunday, June 19 is National Ice Cream Day. So I did my part and stopped at Dairy Queen to get a peanut buster parfait.
By the time I finished that giant treat, I was too full to make my BLT. Oh well.
Today is Sunday and I often make a crockpot meal that lasts several days. So I froze the bacon and am whipping up sweet and sour chicken. When done, I will have at least four meals. And I also have some spring greens so I can enjoy the tomato on a little salad.
I recently ordered several items from Amazon. The cats were dancing in joy after seeing all the boxes. Miko was especially ecstatic, though this picture could not contain her excitement. And there of course there are the mundane chores to be done on Sunday. It is so hot, I have been drying clothes outside. It is in the mid-90s, so they will be dry soon. Oh, and I did my nails. Sparkly polish for me.
Now I am just lying around alternating reading and watching Seinfeld on Hulu. I had forgotten that it is a great show about nothing.
Tomorrow it is back to the grind. But I have meals prepared and clean clothes.
Miko, the Balinese, just likes to hang out in the cat house.