The Nerve of That Doctor!

Hemingway, I like having carburetors in my meals.

What on earth are you talking about, Steinbeck?

Well, remember when you had to go to the doctor’s house a little while ago?

Of course I remember.  I got a shot!

Yes, but you also got on that thing that tells the doctor how much we weigh.

I had no choice.  She made me do it.

Yes, but you’re way too chunky now and Mom said we can’t have that many carburetors in our meals now.  Besides, we don’t get our crunchy food now.  I like the canned food, but once the gravy is all licked off, I’m left with yuk!


I know what you mean.  I like the gravy but I have to be really hungry to eat the rest of that stuff.  I want our crunchy stuff back.  But Mom’s not making us cut back on carburetors.  We’re cutting back on carbs.

Well, if you didn’t weigh 23 1/2 pounds, we could have crunchy stuff with all those carb things!

Oh sure, blame it all on me.  Seems the doctor lady said you were a little too chunky for your own good, too.


Do you think the outdoor cat can order some food for us?

He looks like he’s on Mom’s side so he probably won’t do it.


Fine!  I’ll just chew on my carrot and pretend it’s crunchy good stuff with carbs.

36 thoughts on “The Nerve of That Doctor!

  1. Oh boys…you both do look a little broad in the beam…just like our Cooper Murphy and a couple of our girls. Wow…23 1/2 pounds is a bit hefty though. Sorry you have to give up your crunchy food. Besides, we know a lot of that weight is your gorgeous long furs. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

    1. Well, Mom thinks I’m part Maine Coon ‘cuz I have a very big body. She thinks Steinbeck is just right but the doc says he could lose a pound. We both agree that lots of the weight comes from all our furs. Thanks!!!
      Chubby purrs……….Hemingway and Steinbeck

    1. Right, Shoko! Don’t tell Mom but we’re actually getting to like some of the new wet food. At least she still gives us some crunchy treats at night before we all go to bed.
      Chubby purrs……Hemingway and Steinbeck

  2. Hey guys I “feel for ya”………I don’t like wet food stuff just crunchy BUTT my Mom is now feeding me Purina Weight Management dry stuff and I’m not putting on the chubbies now.

    Hugs, Teddy

  3. OMGoodness, kitties! 23.5 pounds?? You weigh the same weight as ME! And I’m a doggy. Mom puts me on treat restriction if I reach 24. Whew. Here’s to many carburetors in your future. ….and many treats in mine…

    Love and licks,

  4. You boys both look sweet to us ! As your diet goes on the stuff under the gravy will begin to taste better – as Garfield says : “Everything tastes good on a diet !”

  5. Oh mee oh mye Hemingway an Steinbeck no kibbullss??? EEKKK! Could youss’ eat Royal Canin MODERATE Calorie kibbull??? Just maybee 1/2 cup fur you both dailee….
    Mee doess not eat a lot of kibbull butt mee likess knowin it iss there if that makess sense…..
    Yur both such hansum mankatss!
    **nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

      1. When I first moved in with my mommy I only would eat dry food. But she tried different kinds of canned food with me. When her two former kitties lived with her they would only eat Friskies chunks or shreds with a little bit of kibble. Me – I only like Pate but still like some kibble. She gives me Friskies Pate with the flavors I like (that week – I change my mind on flavors a lot but it has to be Pate) plus some Abound dry food which is supposed to be grain free.

        I am keeping my perfect soft, cuddly weight (but not too cuddly) perfectly. I only eat about 3/4 of a small can per day plus some Abound dry food. It’s working for me but I am only about a year old. The combination of Pate and crunches leaves me with a soft luxurious coat and the perfect weight for my size.

      2. Mom says we are both doing good on the soft food. We get crunch treats so that makes us happy. She said both of us seem to have more energy now.
        Stereo purrs……….Hemingway and Steinbeck

  6. gah! No crunchies, that’s a drag. But it’s best to be healthy so you can live a long and strong life! 23 lbs is a pretty big kitty 😀 x Boomdee

    1. In my defense, the vet thinks I have some Maine Coon in me ‘cuz my whole body is very big. Mom thinks I’ve lost some weight eating the wet food ‘cuz I have more energy now and do more jumping.
      Skinny purrs…………..Hemingway 🙂

      1. LOL….”skinny purrs”….you’re so fun! I need to lose some fussinest and eat less crunchies too! Good luck to us both, I’ll REALLY need it…MOL ! xo

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