Thursday, August 18, 2011
Noob's overweight issues
I can honestly tell you all that yesterday, when I posted those pictures of my cat Noob, I truly didn't think it would bring up any controversy.
Since my grandpa has died, it's not like I sit around laughing and smiling about everything. Right now, I am going through some of the hardest time's of my life, and when I saw Noob sitting like that, and we took pictures, I thought it was funny, because it looked silly, and made me smile.
I thought it would make you all smile too.
Now I feel like I've been called a bad owner to my pets :(. As you all know, I have ton's of pets, and I would never purposely allow one to be obese.
So I wanted to actually come make a post to try and clear things up, so I am not construed in such a negative way.
Here is Noob's story:
Noob was a rescue cat. She was part of what is known as the "Spay and Release" program. I don't know if they have this where any of you are, but in this program, cat's are spayed, and then released into the wild. Before being released part of their ears are cut off, to be "marked" so they know which cat's are part of the program (to ensure they aren't accidentally spayed again.) Now here's the worst part - IF the cat's are accidentally caught again by a rescue that doesn't participate in the "Spay and Release" program, and they come in with "clipped ears" then they are put to sleep.
I really don't support this program, and this is why I adopted Noob. When I got her she was already a very large cat, and I have always monitored my cat's eating habbits, and It's not that she's gaining weight from the way I am handling her. I constantly play with her, and I try to keep her active. She has lost about 2lbs since we got her.
I'm not sure why she isn't losing more, but if you take a look at all of my other cat's you will see that they are at a healthy weight. I never over feed my cats.
Being accused of "killing" my cat really upset me, and I don't want anyone to think this is what I am doing. I truly thought that by posting those pictures, I would simply be putting smiles on a few faces. I never thought in a million years that anything bad would come up :(
I really hope none of you see me as this terrible person that doesn't take care of her cat's or pets in a decent way :(
All of my pets are very loved, and highly cared for. I love each and every one of them.