Yes, Dr. Mel has given my poor cat an F.E.D. (Feline Eating Disorder) with his insensitive remarks about Nico’s body shape.
Cat Body Image
Actually, Nico is very differently shaped than our two previous cats. Nico is very long-bodied, and also quite solid. When he curls up into a tight spot, he looks quite a bit more “fluffy” than he really is.
Gage weighed about 9 pounds, and Nico is about 12 pounds. Quite a bit of a difference. Our local veterinarian didn’t seem to think there was any weight or nutritional problem.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to convince the poor cat to stop purging every serving of cat food he ingests.
But until then, if you have the patience to download a Nico video of him doing one of our favorite tricks, click here.
If that wasn’t too painful, and you’d like to see a different angle of the same trick, feel free to click here.
I’m still working on craft show scarves. I’ve got one more complete and three more in progress.
You’ll see I opted to make a bulkier version of Kathy’s Boteh Scarf from Interweave Crochet. I used an Alpaca yarn (7.3 times as warm as wool…ask Mel) in lovely, tweedy shades of green, and I’m quite happy with how it came out.
I just finished my latest Patricia Highsmith book, The Talented Mr. Ripley.
I am even more impressed with her writing. She was a true artist in her craft, and this is just another example of it. I am fearing that one of my commenters might be exactly right about her writing, in that there are no likable characters in her novels. I have three more to go through, so I hope that’s not the case. I usually prefer to have at least on protagonist…someone I can route for or empathize with.