Hello and Happy New Year, blogfriends...I hope the holidays treated all of you well! I wanted to mention that I have recently joined Tumblr, so for those of you with Tumblr accounts, please say hello! I still plan on posting here, but I'll likely have more frequent updates (sketchbook pages, doodles and such) over there.
Anyway, it's been a while since I've posted any stories about Chaos (the ugly-sitting wondercat), so I thought I'd give an update on the little guy. Chaos has always been a voracious eater, and as a person who grew up exclusively around dogs, I wasn't sure how to tackle his weight issues when I first inherited him.
When he ballooned to 19 lbs, I took him to the vet, who instructed me to take him off of kibble and feed him a high-protein canned food diet instead.
At first, Carrie and I didn't really notice any change in size, but now, months later, he is noticeably smaller!
In addition to being trimmer, Skinny Chaos has a lot more energy. Unfortunately, this means that he's been getting into a bit more mischief than usual.
He is lighter now, and so he can jump onto places he was simply too heavy to reach before...
He seems to want to hide in places he doesn't normally hide:
While Skinny Chaos seems to be embracing the physical freedom his newfound lightness provides him, he hasn't entirely adjusted to his change in size. The other night, this happened:
Overall though, I think Skinny Chaos is a happier, more playful cat than Fat Chaos was. And though he's been on a pretty strict diet, we let him have do let him have his carbs once in a while: