Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Photo a week...

I'm home again...but, obviously not yet organized. Here it is Tuesday already and I'm trying to sneak in with a Monday Photo.

This is one of my sister's cats.... please meet Mr. Thompson. He is such a softie... I was bugging him and put my kerchief on him....he just sat there. This would be the guy you could dress up and he would just hang out..... waiting for you to tire of it..... then he would roll over and catch some zzzzzz's....











He is a BIG guy, and I do mean big. He weighs in at 20 lbs. even though he has been on a diet for over a year. Ever since Mr. BV commented on his size and girth last summer. Vikki never has any overweight pets... and this one stumps even her. In her defense...he came to her as a huge guy. He used to belong to a sister-in-law. Her small animal vet says some cats are just like some humans.... doesn't matter about the amount they actually consume... they just manage to hang onto the weight. I think it has more to do with what I call his "efficiency of movement". He is slow moving....with the exception of a few times when he gets a bee in his bonnet and decides to hang a beating on some other cat around the property or perhaps decides to be silly ... playing wildly. Mostly, he likes to nap... saunter around checking out what you are doing.... give voice in hopes of an extra "scrumblie" or two ... press for a grooming with his comb.... or if he hasn't seen you for an hour, walk directly up to you and hold out his right paw in his high 5 sign. He's pretty cute.....for a guy....











Now that he is svelte (as we good naturedly called him) ...he wanders around with us as we pick weeds or feed horses....he can jump up onto the high beds now too... ... he plays with the mirror reflections when we have our nightly play time... (although, mostly, he does lie down to wave his paw at it instead of chasing it straight up a wall like the other two indoor cats might do) ...overall, much more active than he was last year. I figure if she keeps feeding him a bit less and he gets even more active... he will be more fit and be more active than ever by next summer.

17 comments:

Dolores said...

How old is the kitty? Maybe his metabolism is out of whack. Sounds like me.

Jennifer Rose said...

very handsome guy :) good natured too it seems :)

Daisy said...

Mr. Thompson is a very handsome Mancat and a natural model!

Draffin Bears said...

Welcome back.
Mr Thompson is lovely and looks like a Mrs. Thompson dressed up in the scarf. hehe.

Hugs
Carolyn

Serena said...

my thompson has won my heart and i'm not even a cat person. he sounds like a beautiful and placid soul. i was wondering too about his age...maybe his metabolism has slowed just like mine. mind you, my dog, cody, is only 2½ and he could do with losing some weight right now. like mr thompson, cody likes nothing better than to sleep the majority of the time.....on the other hand, cody's weight could also be due to all the little treats we all give him. it's so hard to say no to him ~ :)

Michelle Eaton said...

What a lovely cat!

Abi said...

Hey V. Long time no see - How's Mickeys leg doing?
Cute cat!!
Thanks for the sculpture comments! x

Sue said...

hahaha...no way would our cat let you put anything on her. Your pics are hysterical!

Maria said...

Hello Vee,
You're back! Did you have a good time visiting your sister? Look forward to hearing all about it. Great cat pictures. Enjoy getting back to reality.
Hugs,
Maria

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Oh what a cutie no matter what size he is!! my one cat is a bit over 20 lbs (I hope she doesn't mind me telling her weight) I have tried everything and still sorry to say she is a fat cat.LOL! my vet said she is healthy though...oh well. Have a great day Vee!! hugs, Jennifer

Carla said...

My, how fabulous he is! I would take him in a heartbeat. Love your photos of him in the scarf. LOL

beedeebabee said...

Oh he's just ADORABLE! I loved reading about him. I have three indoor cats, and my oldest, Spunky, is a chunky guy at 23 pounds. We call him "Chunky Spunky". (Giggle, giggle!) The vet says it's very hard to put a cat on a diet, especially when there are others in the house. We try though! Paulette :o)

Susan said...

Handsome ... and just like my Nessie Ness who also is enormous yet barely eats - just a fat cat. Although he would not tolerate being dressed up ... but Oliver, well that's another story, as you well know. That Oliver LOVES a photo op. Glad you had such a nice holiday.

I made "our" Tuscan bread this week and just before preparing the dough for it's final rise I cut a hunk off, wrapped it well in plastic wrap and threw it in the fridge to make pizza later. Not sure if you & Mr. BVee are pizza lovers ... but that Tuscan Bread dough made the BEST pizza crust I've ever made.

xo S & les Gang

Shashi Nayagam said...

He is beautiful and by your description a great big softy. Not a bit like Garfield except that he saunters he.he..he..

Pauline said...

he he he , he looks so cute in that head scarf.

Pauline

rachel said...

Handsome boy; some cats just suit a bit of weight.

Kerry said...

Very handsome, Love his black/white features and what a sweetie to let you put a scarf on his head, he is a great sport!