In preparation for my boxing match in the Cat-O-Lympics, I had a weigh-in. My human said it was really because I “don’t eat enough for an ant to live on,” but I think she just said that to throw Binga off. I don’t want her to learn any of my training secrets. In any case, my weigh-in involved a trip to the vet, which is never my favorite experience.
Some vet tech manhandled me horribly (I won’t go into details) and put me on the scale. I was 5 lbs., 13 oz. — I am down two ounces! This is a big deal when you are up against a light heavyweight like Binga. Plus, she has a very big appetite. Whereas my human wants me to eat more, she’s always making sure that Binga doesn’t pig out.
I wondered if this meant I got to have extra cat treats, like fresh chicken breast and lots and lots of other goodies.
But my human said it was more important that I got healthy stuff, preferably hypoallergenic cat food containing protein such as rabbit, venison and duck. They can’t tell why I don’t eat enough, but think maybe my digestive system gets irritated sometimes. It gets irritated, all right! Because I get stupid cat food and not enough treats.
Then the vet took me somewhere and they drew blood and urine samples to make sure all my “numbers” are okay, even though I check out fine in every other way. So I may be a little underweight, but I know I’ll be in top shape for Thursday’s bout. I’m ready to do battle now!
Mice. Lots and lots of mice. Protein and crunch – that should put some weight on! 🙂
Sparkle, you are just about the same size as our little Sumari, and we so love that she is so tiny! I think you are just perfect, some cats are just smaller, that’s all, kind of like people…after all I am a full grown human but wear kids size 14 and that’s just the way I am. On the other hand, our new cat Bella is HUGE not fat just gigantic! It is hilarious when Sumari and Bella play-fight too and Sumari starts it by biting Bellas legs as she walks by, Sumari is such a tough little thing, as I’m sure you are Sparkle.
DK Miller says
Go Spakle, you can do it. My two kitties were sparring last night and the smaller/lighter cat was winning so have faith!
You are certainly small but I think you will do great in your boxing match. I am a big cat – I’m tall and I weigh about 15 pounds, I think…
You’re small, but perfectly formed!
You look okay to me. Maybe you are just dainty.
You are tiny Sparkle but that means you can move faster in your bout!
Sparkle I’ve done my own take on Boxing in today’s post. Good luck to you in your event!
Mrs. Mecomber says
You are beautiful, Sparkle. How old are you, anyway? Livvy is 18 months and she is a giant. I think she weighs 10 pounds already. :S But I give her snacks, so…..
I’m 7 1/2 years old. I’ve always been small. I think the most I weighed was 6 lbs. 2 oz. Livvy looks like a normal, healthy cat, judging from the photos I’ve sen of her. My roommates, Binga and Boodie are 12 and 11 lbs. respectively, and they are on the large side of normal for girl kitties.
The Crew says
Oh my goodness, you weigh less than I do and Mom thinks I’m skinny. Does this mean I’m really FAT?!
Oh, I am told constantly by my human that I am TOO skinny, so I’m sure you are not fat! The last thing I want to do is give other thin kitties a complex!
Cat Lady Diary says
Ah, your just a little bit of a thing…we’ll be tuning in for the match!
We’re on your side, Sparkle (just don’t tell Binga, she might swat us. Plus we think she’s bootiful as well, so we don’t wanna wreck our chances with either of you)
The Island Cats says
Good things come in small packages, Sparkle…and you’re one small package!! We hope you get some treats to go along with your healthy foods!
@Ingrid – Thanks for the info – it sounds like something to try!
Ingrid King says
Sparkle, you may want to tell your mom to add some digestive enzymes to your food. I promise they don’t have any discernible smell or taste, so they won’t spoil your dining experience, but they might help you absorb your food better and thus put some pounds back on you so you can have a better chance against Binga!
You can read more about digestive enzymes and why they’re so good for kitties on The Conscious Cat http://consciouscat.net/2010/02/08/benefits-of-digestive-enzymes-for-pets/
Daisy the Curly Cat says
Wow, Sparkle, you really are tiny! Our very favorite flavor of foods is rabbit. It is delicious!
Sparkle your so gorgeous! Cant wait to see the match!