Xmas, Xersize and XXL pets

The Vet has decreed that the five pet boy rats are too fat. She has said that four are obese and one is overweight.  The overweight one is Kennedy.  I suspect that he is not obese because of his disabilities – He is blind, hearing impaired and has a limited sense of smell. He also prefers to sleep through meal breaks.

Their ongoing health is a concern so an exercise and food intake regime has been developed.  They like to sleep on the upper mezzanine so their water and ‘dry’ food will be on the basement level.  Their ‘wet’ food will be on the ground floor.

The plan being ‘eat less, move more’.

The walking machine and treadmill have been significantly less popular.


quick dawdle 

Kennedy pleased not to be seeing this 

Lorgue and Kennedy wondering if they are having fun yet.

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17 Responses to “Xmas, Xersize and XXL pets”

  1. David Collett Says:

    The 2nd rat looks rather rotund.

    I’ve got the same problem with my cat. It’s strange how the little critters just eat so much.

    I hope the plan pays off.

  2. Suki Says:

    I imagine cats dislike exercise almost as much as rats do.

  3. Ron Says:

    Love the title of the post! πŸ™‚

    It’s hard to put your pets on a diet. They look so damn miserable and that pleading look in their eyes … feed me … feed me …

    Good luck, Suki. And Happy New Year!

    (I guess I haven’t been any help.)

  4. Ron Says:

    My last cat lived her life of 23 years entirely indoors and never got the least bit fat despite a very healthy appetite.

    Perhaps there is a ‘fat gene’.

  5. Suki Says:

    Thanks Ron,
    I’ll be happy if none of the boys gets fatter… πŸ˜‰
    I hope 2006 brings you all that you want.

  6. David Collett Says:

    Unfortunately, despite the work or caring passionate people, there will always be fat cats in this world, and rats who devour more than is good for them.

    (How’s that for bringing it back to left wing theory?)

  7. Suki Says:

    -Very Clever! πŸ™‚

  8. Le Driver Says:

    Aw, but their chub makes them so much cuter! Health shmelth.

  9. J Says:

    They look like cool little critters, however the strange bondage harness is a little disturbing.

  10. Suki Says:

    Le Driver,
    I know.
    I know!
    The Vet re-checked her Rattie BMI chart and her Rattie scales and whispered (so as not to alarm them) they are now middle-aged and in heart attack country πŸ™

    Bondage? Servitude? These boys don’t raise a sweat.

    -It’s the Rattie-too-Fattie-2000™ fatrat walker.

  11. Ron Says:

    Shouldn’t it be

    Fattie-to-Rattie-2000™ ?

  12. Suki Says:

    The boys hate it and ate it.
    They also hate the Roll-A-Fat-Rat-Around™ and chewed it which significantly disrupts the aerodynamics, making the land speed record no longer an attainable goal…

    I’m threatening to make them sensibly and briskly walk with our PM (a fellow rodent)… that should scare them back onto the treadmill.

  13. joe2 Says:

    Dr Suki,
    “Fudds”, the female rabbit is doing well ,despite the heat. Refuses harness, but is very gentle and loving. Does a little poo, when she sees a piccie of our P.M. Have we brung her up right?
    Hope you had a good one!

  14. Suki Says:

    Thanks Joe2 (and thanks Fudds).

  15. joe2 Says:

    Fudds picture posted and thanks for pet critter reminder.Think water and water………..

  16. Manicboy Says:

    there’s never too many animal pictures on blogs. adorable.
    apparently there’s a pet obesity epidemic happening

  17. Suki Says:

    Thanks manicboy πŸ™‚
    You will be pleased to know that all five fatboy rats – Lorgue, Kennedy, Columbus, Radar and Ulrich can now see their feet sticking out from under their tummy’s – we have a result!

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