#SoCS: He’s Still Hungry

“Whatever…”

“Gibbs. I told you when you are fed. I cannot feed you any time you desire.”

“Whatever…”

“Seriously, dude?”

“Aren’t you my servant and don’t you obey me at all times?”

“That’s funny. Actually, it’s a joke that humans tell themselves. It’s only true in that we serve you meals, give you pets and skritches, and make sure you are healthy and loved. It’s not obeying, it’s taking care of a furry little being that doesn’t have opposable thumbs and can’t drive to the pet store.”

“Is the pet store where you find my food?”

“Yes dear.”

“Why aren’t you there now? Don’t I need more food? I must need more food because you haven’t fed me in hours. Hours and hours.”

“Whatever, Gibbs.”

“Really. You should do something with your hair and go. I’m starving.”

“You are not starving. You have been on a diet because you were overweight.”

“Huh?”

“I have been giving you less food because a few weeks before Christmas, it was determined that you weighed 15 pounds.”

“Is that bad?”

“For you, yes. Your last weigh-in at the vet was 12.5 pounds.”

“Oh. Why did I weigh too much?”

“It was my fault, Gibbs. I was over-feeding you and didn’t realize it. I had the auto feeder set for too much kibble. This has since been rectified, along with giving you a little less wet food.”

“I thought you were doing an excellent job with the food and I felt just fine.”

“Nope, not doing a good job at all and overweight kitties can get sick. You should be thanking me for getting you back to the 12.5 pound area on the scale.”

“Whatever, mom, I’m still hungry.”

“Well, now we are going to work on finding the balance for you to maintain weight.”

“Does that mean I get more food?”

“A little. Not too much or you will add on the pounds again.”

“Kind of like you did this past year?”

“Gibbs! We weren’t going to talk about that. I know I have to quit eating so much and start walking more. I’m working on the food, but walking has been tenuous.”

“Ten what?”

“Tenuous. It means weak. Insubstantial.”

“In what?”

“I have not been walking due to the weather and ice. I fell on the ice a couple of weeks ago and now I’m a little afraid to go for walks if there is ice on the parking lot or road. I’m waiting for the weather to warm up and melt everything.”

“When is that going to happen?”

“I will probably go for a long walk on Sunday. It’s supposed to be 45F (7C), after which we get more snow and cold.”

“That’s not good. I was thinking, for a second, more birdies might show up so I can bark at them.”

“Gibbs, you don’t bark, you cackle.”

“Whatever. Barking sounds more manly.”

“Hopefully, we’ll start seeing warmer temperatures and more birds in a few weeks. The month of March always brings the promise of spring. I would like to open windows so you can hear birdies chirp and the birdies can hear you bark.”

“And if I can catch one of those birdies, that would help with the starving issue.”

“Gibbs!”

“Whatever…”

“You cannot eat birds…”

“Hold that thought, mom. I hear kibble dropping from the feeder thingie. It’s time to eat!”

“Yeah, and it’s time for me to eat chocolate and take a nap.”

“I thought you said you had to eat less. You should be starving too.”

“Whatever, Gibbs. Whatever. I’ll try harder tomorrow.”

“MmmmOkayMmmm.” *crunch, crunch* “Don’t forget I’m here if you have any extra food you’re not supposed to eat. Just sayin…”


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28 responses to #SoCS: He’s Still Hungry

  1. Herman says:

    A conversation with a cat…?? Never a dull moment and most of the time very interesting!

  2. dweezer19 says:

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣You could try cutting unnecessary calories.. like lima beans or brussels sprouts. That’s what I do! 🤭 Spring is just around the bend Mary. Meanwhile, stay careful! Perhaps a bacon scented rubber chew bird for Gibbs? 😉

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I love brussels sprouts and actually had some for lunch yesterday. You can keep the lima beans tho…
      At one time, I bought Gibbs a small dog bone that had a hard piece of bacon wrapped around it. He chewed the meat off and then had no interest in the bone. Just like some of his toys, there always seems to be an expiration date. 😉

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Be careful on that walk. Ice forms in sneaky places where the sun can’t find it. Good to hear that you’ve got Gibbs back on track. You’re a good cat mom, despite his mournful cries. I hope you have a nice weekend, Mary, and I hope it warms up enough for that walk.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The evil ice was hiding under a patch of snow. Went flat on my back, but thankfully didn’t hit my head or break something and was able to walk home to Advil, heat and ice.
      Gibbs never used to be so focused on food, but perhaps that’s what we all do as we get older. At least that seems to be my case! ;-p

      • Dan Antion says:

        I”m glad you weren’t badly hurt. Finding ice under snow, or at the bottom of a puddle has been an all too common occurrence this winter. I sympathize with Gibbs (and it shows).

  4. lois says:

    Oh, Gibbs…what a perfect conversation. The photo of him giving you side eye is hilarious. Mary–be careful on that ice. Very lucky you did not hit your head!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      He gives me the side eye far too often and if that doesn’t work on his favor, he meows in my ear. Loudly.

      It’s a good thing he’s so cute…

  5. JoAnna says:

    Sometimes I wonder how much Mama Cat would eat if I gave her all she wanted. It’s a scary thought, but not as scary as her being feral once upon a time and eating who knows what. I’m glad you’re okay from the slip. Be careful out there.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I can’t imagine what feral cats eat other than mice. Eww. I’m glad Mama Cat is eating better and healthier these days.

      • JoAnna says:

        We found evidence of birds being part of her diet at the church where she used to live. Now, she’s eating better and we’re saving birds. 🙂

  6. murisopsis says:

    Oh my! Gibbs is so much like my first (and only cat) Fida. Fida was so food obsessed that he would perform feats of amazing strength and agility to access it. At one point I had a bag in a trash can with a latched lid. He managed to pop the latch and I found him on the floor unable to move. When I touched his side I could feel the kibble in his over extended stomach!!! I hope Gibbs can maintain his ideal weight and that warmer weather assists your weight loss journey too!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Oh my, Fida had a serious obsession! Gibbs has tried to sneak into the kitchen and go after the garbage, but usually the pantry doors are closed and he’s left with nothing or maybe a few crumbs on the floor. Gibbs’ obsession has to do more with chewing on crinkly plastic. Not sure why. Flossing his teeth maybe?

  7. J-Dub says:

    Hope the weather warms so you can walk more. I’ve never had to try walking in ice, it is usually the heat of TX summers that get me. Gibbs sounds like a teenager today 🙂

  8. Yay for a slimmer Gibbs! Dessy feels Gibb’s pain – she weighed in at 14.7#s after 2 months of dieting forced upon her by me, I’m sure she was well over 15#s before that. She is slimmer now & has so much energy. I haven’t weighed her since the discovery of 14.7 #s. If she weren’t sleeping right now and not bugging me, I’d weigh her to see where she’s at. It’s important to leave a sleeping alarm clock alone. She just gave me the ‘whatever’ look and closed her eyes again.

    I also feel your pain – the weather we’re having here in WI is getting old. The weather person’s predictions for up to 8″ fell short, we only got about 4″ at the most. Still enough to make a mess and the need to snow blow before being able to walk anywhere. I’m so thankful for my treadmill and books to read. Once the weather gets nicer, it’ll be outside we go for fresh air and sunshine. I know you’ll be on your bike and enjoying your trips to discover Spring and Summer at their peaks!

    Hang in there – the winter pounds will disappear as Spring arrives.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      We had snow hail yesterday, or what a FB friend called graupel. I don’t remember ever seeing that before and that did not help our icy roads. I’ve fallen twice on the ice this winter, trying to walk, so now I’m waiting for warmer weather and melting. I hope it’s soon. Later this year, I’m going to buy myself a bike trainer, so I can keep up the cardio all winter.

      Gibbs has had a lot more energy since he lost the weight, but he has become a bit focused on food, so we’ll have to work on that – if it’s possible. He needs his human to distract him more often.

      • I saw that post you shared. I think we’ve seen it before, but we’re a bit more north than you are. Ice is NO fun, that’s for sure. I’m sorry to read you’ve fallen. That’s not good either. Good idea to buy a bike trainer before next winter. I’d be lost without my treadmill to fill in when the weather is not nice.
        I thought of Gibbs when I saw a meme that had F 👀D on a cat’s face. That’s what Dessy looks like too when she’s hungry. Some cats are just made that way from birth. I’ve been getting our two cats programmed to play each time I heat up my cup of whatever I’m drinking. They meet me at the microwave and chase me back to my office. Maybe they’ve trained me?! 🤔 Good luck with Gibb’s he’s lucky to have you concerned about his well-being!

      • bikerchick57 says:

        I’ve since bought a bike trainer and waiting for it to arrive. I need to start getting in shape for the actual outside bike riding. As for Gibbs, I think he will be less fixated on food when I can open the windows again and he can be fixated on birdies. 😉😁

      • Yay, congrats on the new bike to arrive. Good idea to get in shape before the outside runs.
        Aw, yes, Gibbs will enjoy the windows and little birdies to fixate on. 🙂
        PS – I weighed Dessy yesterday, she’s at 14#. Guess her and Gibbs are good competition for each other.

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