Friday, September 28, 2007
Formerly Fat Friday and Some Good News
Gatsbi had to go on a D-I-E-T because she quit moving and the V-E-T said she was twice the size she should be. With her neurological difficulties, she has enough trouble getting around, but the additional weight made her just give up and she pretty much stayed in the bedroom all the time and hissed and growled at any cat who came close to her.
So Gatsbi started eating Science Diet R/D back in February. Since Gatsbi can't jump on counters, or on tables without a chair strategically placed to help her, we were able to place all the other foods that the rest of the Forty Paws gang eats on the bathroom counter and the dining room table. Gatsbi's R/D was the only food to remain on the floor. So Gatsbi has lost 3.5 lbs. since February! And she is like a new cat! She stays out in the living room most of the time now, and actually jumps up on the furniture which she hasn't done for years. She is grooming herself once again. She has become more talkative and tries to participate in the Whirlybird play when it comes out of hiding. (Again, her neurological problems keep her from playing like most cats do. But she does attempt.) And, Maw & Paw are actually having trouble at first glance determining which Tuxie is Reno and which is Gatsbi! That's never happened!
So, for any of you poodins out there who have been told you need to go on a D-I-E-T, it really does help you! You'll have more energy and maybe even gain a rosier outlook on life!!! And the rest of us Forty Paws like the R/D also. We all eat it, along with Gatsbi. We like to show our solidarity in these matters.
And for some more good news:
Deshawn Brown was found guilty yesterday of a 3rd degree felony in the torturing of Mercy, his dog. You can read the article here. Let's hope that he gets the maximum sentence. And of course his momma defended him and said he wouldn't never hurt no dog and that he couldn't get a fair trial in Dallas because of all the publicity. The lawyers did request a change of venue, but the judge denied it. I'm assuming that they will appeal the verdict after the sentence is handed down.