Conservation of Fatness

February 27, 2009

Cricket, Drawings, Phennig

Something has happened to the cats since Cricket’s illness. (She’s doing better, by the way.) We started feeding them Iams instead of their weird mix of bladder-health food, and they switched roles.

17 pounds each year.

In this house, Pfennig has always been fat and stupid pretty, while Cricket has been thinner and meaner. (They have strange dangly pooches on their bellies, but that’s beside the point.) Now, however, Pfennig is scrawny like an old granny and Cricket is hefty, hefty cinch sack. They weigh 7 and 10 pounds, respectively, but at least Cricket isn’t as bad as this. The odd thing is that they eat exactly the same, rationed amount. What’s up with that?

The most interesting part of this whole transformation is that Lloyd is much, much nicer to Pfennig. When she jumps up by him while he’s reading, he snuggles with her. “I don’t like her, I just feel sorry for her,” is his defense.

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7 Responses to “Conservation of Fatness”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Great, I just lost half an hour of my life surfing on YouTube after looking for this:


  2. Cousin Sam Said on:

    This is actually cousin Rachel on Sam’s computer -- I think, after seeing the sly smile on Pfennig, that she has been planning this for some time. Her triumphant smile in the latter picutre confirms my suspicions. Be careful Cricket I am sure there is another plot brewing…


  3. kiwe Said on:

    You know that strange pootch? My cat has that too. I was thinking it was from getting them fixed.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Hey, that link has my bowls being advertised? How weird.

    So has Cricket gotten any nicer since she’s gotten fatter? Mean & fat is a scary combo.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Still fat and mean. She’ll let you pet you for a second, then she’ll bite. We think she’s sizing up the hand to see where the softest part is.


  5. Lloyd Said on:

    It is also my Sister’s birthday today. Why not head over to her site and wish her a happy birthday?


  6. Gretchen Said on:

    I see the law of conservation of mass is alive and well.


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