Tabby Tuesday: Vets and Dieting


Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Yep, you guessed it, I got stuffed in the PTU and hauled of to the Vet AGAIN!  Boy did I complain about it the whole way too.  Not to worry, I’m fine, I just had to get stuck for my annual vaccinations.  That part was not nearly as bad as the car ride and the advice from the Vet.  Once again the Vet mentioned that I’m a little over weight, by about 2 pounds. Big deal I say!

But since I’m not the only one here that could stand to lose a little we are all on a diet.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Sister Precious went to the Vet last week, and she checked out just fine.  But the Vet said she is just a teeny little bit overweight, but just by a couple of ounces.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Sister Gracie had put on some weight due to the steroids in her asthma medications and although her asthma hasn’t been bad at all, she is just having a difficult time dropping that unwanted weight.

So, we’re all dieting.  The good news is that we really seem to like our weight management food.  The bad news is that is seems to bother Sister Zoe and her food allergies.  So Dad has been having the challenge of trying to get 5 of us to eat one thing and Sister Zoe to eat the before-diet food.  Hey, I told Dad I could do both if that would help!

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!


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Mr Puddy
13 years ago

Join the club, Buddies ! Tell me how you go : )

Mark's Mews
13 years ago

We think 2 pounds over “perfect” is just about right. The Bein actuarial tables say so!

13 years ago

Oh Precious, we are so glad you checked out all right. We scream in the carrier too. Our poor doggie roommate has to go to the vet today.
We know all about different cats getting different food. We all offer to eat each kind too. It is hard to lose that extra weight but we know all of you can do it.
Have a really fun day and stay cool.

Artemisia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla

Well at least I am not dieting alone. ~Scylla

Mommy has never had any success feeding one of us something different. We are always convinced whatever the other cat is getting is better.


It sounds like you are all very well cared for. 2ls ?? I say “no big deal” :)

13 years ago

Good luck with the diet! I think that was very nice of you to offer to eat both foods to help out….. You are a good sport!

13 years ago

Brian, I am amazed at how casually you were able to lie on the counter at the Vet’s!

Maybe it is just the angle of the picture, but Gracie does look a little chubby there!

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
13 years ago

Brave beautiful Brian!! Yay for your singing all the way to the vets! Awwwww!!! Me and Charlie hope you and adorable Precious and Gracie continue to enjoy your diet food! Hugs to gorgeous sisters Zoe and Dolly! We just know your dad will solve the eating arrangements soon! Yay! take care

13 years ago

Good luck with the diet. Hope it isn’t too hard on you guys.


The Monkeys
13 years ago

Oh, we know about diets here! Samson’s steroid treatments for his allergies have also made it difficult for him to lose the weight so we’re ALL on the diet. Good luck with the new feeding arrangements, I hope you can find something that works for all of you.

13 years ago

he he – buddy – you are all too willing to eat. Aren’t d.i.e.t.s. horrible. I don’t like it much either.

13 years ago

Oh my stars ~ 2 lbs and a few ounces over weight??? My goodness, you all look perfect to Banjo and I. It never hurts having a little more to love we always say. ;)

Good luck to Dad in getting everyone fed their own food. Ha!
xo Catherine

Hannah and Lucy
13 years ago

Hannah wishes you hadn’t posted this today – we have been told she must see the vet before she can have any more tablets (steroids)!! Mum thought she was getting a bit heavier due to eating my leftovers but she’s suddenly thought oops steroids – which she is on for her asthma!! Now I’ll get nagged at too for leaving food for her to eat for me!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Max the Quilt Cat
13 years ago

I didn’t think that 2 pounds is much at all… but 2 ounces…. how do you measure 2 ounces… whew… that’s splitting hairs. Good luck with the diets pals….

pawhugs and commiseration, Max

Random Felines
13 years ago

Mom tried cutting back without changing food for us. Everyone lost weight but the chubby girl that was SUPPOSED to lose weight. Mom has surrendered….. MOL

Fuzzy Tales
13 years ago

We’re glad you’ve all checked out fine! Weight schmeight. We think the vet is ridiculous for even mentioning *ounces*. Sheesh.

The mom says good luck getting one food you all can eat. Even with just the two of us, we need different things (Nicki needs fibre, Derry doesn’t, one likes this, one likes that).

13 years ago

Good luck with the dieting guys!
We dont need to diet..but our Mum and Dad do!!
love Commie and Blanco

Amber DaWeenie
13 years ago

Time to drag out da ole treadmill!

Admiral Hestorb
Admiral Hestorb
13 years ago

I saw Sister Precious on her her bed!!!
You alllook extra delectable to mommy. She’d love to hold and kiss each of you.

Angel and Kirby and Mac

We are on weight management, too, but all three have gained weight! Go figure!

missing moments
13 years ago

Oh, I hear ya … so dislike diets … but you will feel so much better!

Gin, Richard, Bailey and Angel
Gin, Richard, Bailey and Angel
13 years ago

You all look nice and healthy to us! Better to be a few ounces over than underweight.
I hear ya, Bailey wimpers when he has to go to the Vet too, but they all love him and
give him his favorite peanut butter treats, so he forgets why he was scared.

Happy Tuesday to all furry and human friends.

Debbie & Holly
13 years ago

Brian, you look like you are just being so casual at the vet!! The kitties here would be up on the ceiling!! Everyone here is a few pounds overweight and Holly is always on a diet! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Pup Fan
13 years ago

Glad that everything went well at the vet, but I’m sorry to hear about the diet!

13 years ago

Uh oh diets – I think you all look pretty good, but then I keep saying that about Milly and Poppet. They need to lose a few pounds, but I find it hard with two kitties eating out of the same bowls – they share each others, so who knows what each has eaten. Any tips on how you do it will be greatly appreciated. Glad everything else was fine :))

13 years ago

You are looking mighty relax at the vets, Brian. I think more encounters with Da Bird will help you lose those 2lbs easily. And a whole lot more fun too!

13 years ago

Well personally I think you look GREAT!

SAS........Sammy, Andy and Shelly

Good luck on your diets!!!!!!!!!!

13 years ago

Awww, it doesn’t sound like a few ounces is a lot. It must be really hard to keep everyone away from the before-diet food, though!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! :)

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I’m a girl!)

13 years ago

We sure hope that diet works for you and your sisters, Brian!

Link Bartholomew
13 years ago

Oh boy, I feel bad for all you guys! I know how this drill goes. So do my Aunt Beatrice and Uncle Irvin. Thing is, they never lose the weight, so they’re on a perpetual diet!

Kwee Cats
13 years ago

You so handsome, Brian. Your sisters sooooo pretty. We think maybe that v-e-t’s scales are messed up. Ooooorrrrr, they gots dollar money invester in the diet foods.

ginger jasper
13 years ago

Oh no not the dreaded diet,please let me know if you need me to smuggle a food parcel.. Hugs GJ xx

13 years ago

Since my human starves us to death is very careful about portions, our weights check out fine at the vet’s. In fact, I am underweight, and my human’s task is figuring out ways to get me to eat more!

Junior & Orion
13 years ago

We feel your pain. I, Junior, like most foods…..a little too much.

I, Orion, like most foods too, but I don’t eat as much as my brofur. Plus Meowm still has not figured out if I have food allergies or if it is something else that causes me sometimes have really stinky poo and pull out my furs.

Diets——-a never ending battle.

Cindy Dodd
13 years ago

Not a diet!! You all look perfect to me.

Cathy Keisha
13 years ago

OMC! It’s Precious! Tell your peeps a little extra weight is good for cats. If you haven’t heard about the cat who was almost abducted by a hawk, but was saved because he was a fat cat and the the hawk couldn’t carry him, let me know and I’ll send you the link.

13 years ago

Good luck on your diets. Such a hard thing to do.

Tillie & Georgia
13 years ago

Brian, while we are happy your Vet visit was OK,
we sympathize that the Vet told you to lose weight!!!!!!
Can’t the Vet see how handsome you already are?????
Diet IS a four letter word ya know :/ heehee
Purrs Tillie and Georgia

13 years ago

I haf to diet too! Mama doesn’t know how she’s going to do it while getting Kit to gain weight. You look so relaxed at the vet!

13 years ago

Hi dear Brian!!
We are coming back!!!
Miss you and all bloggie friends!

Laila and Minchie
13 years ago

I’m on a diet too! Boohoohoo!


13 years ago

We think you all are perfect just the way you are.
But we hope that your Dad can find the best solution for all of you.


Mumsy, Chancy and Crew
13 years ago

Oh, Brian we think eating both foods would be what we would volunteer to do too. We wish you all the best luck on the diet although we don’t think you are so much over weight. You all look very beautiful to us. Hugs and nose kisses

13 years ago

Whoo, good luck with the diet!

13 years ago

Ah yes Brian, I complain all the way to the Vet too. So glad you are O.K. but don’t know about dieting though. Cleo needs to, but I seem to be loosing weight without the diet. It’s always great to like the food you are eating diet or not. Mom got some new hairball stuff but don’t know if I like it yet or not.


13 years ago

Oh I guess that means no Num-Nums for awhile…Well, it’s good you like your new food and I’m sure it will do the trick!

13 years ago

Yay! This is the first time we saw Precious on the cam…cool!

13 years ago

Sister Gracie has such beautiful markings on her tummy!

13 years ago

the “D” word.. a nasty 4 letter word.. ewww. I am happy you guys at least think it tastes good. I hope Daddy can find something for sister so she not longer itches.

Fraidy Cats!
13 years ago

Brian, we’re glad all of you had good check ups. Sorry about the diet part. Yow! Take it slow!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Katz (And Other) Tales
13 years ago

The vet AND a diet???? The cruelty of it! Hey, you can sneak over here and have a secret snack :-)

BoBo Salem and his siblings

my brother ChaCha also need to loose some weight
he is too heavy!!!
but sisfur Sachiko need some weight gain


Devoted to Willow
13 years ago

Brian maybe we need to have a cat weight lost club since all of our V-E-T’s suggest diets. This way a little fun could be added to the program of losing weight.

Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline

Going on a diet is good for you, even if it’s hard. Glad you like the new food.

I’m back blogging again. I’ve set up a new blog for my future furchildren. Please come by and visit me at

Mom Paula and Angel Praline

13 years ago

Well, I myself am very svelte, but the Human? A WHOLE other story. Maybe your vet could prescribe some food for HER, heh heh.

siku marie
13 years ago

You are such a big-hearted big brother to volunteer to make Zoe feel comfortable at mealtime! Can’t you do kitty kalestenics or play more turbo-track batting instead of dieting…you know, exercise kinds of stuff…maybe 15 minutes of strenuous zoomies?

Glad to hear the vert visit went well for both you and Precious.

Lisa and Baby
13 years ago

We want to be sure and thank you for leaving kind words upon Jack’s passing over the Rainbow Bridge. Our cat and cat-loving friends are helping us immensely in recovering from the loss. Baby has deeply grieved, but is doing much better with right attention and love.

Xixo and Pepi
12 years ago

I hate to go to the Vet, Brian
I am happy you are well
Purrs from

pat tillett
12 years ago

Happy news! She’s a real cutie.
I just asked my wife if she had ever run across your name while cross posting on FB. She said she hadn’t, but was amazed at how many mutual friends you two have. Also, tons of mutual friends with your friends.