Saturday, January 10, 2009

Eating their feelings!





Nickolas 2005

Tort 2005



Prior to our son being born our kitties were our babies. They were loved and adored like little princes. Since they were kittens they've been the center of everyone in this household's attention. We regulate their food to a half a cup each twice a day. I've taught them to sit up pretty, they "say please" before getting food, and both of our cats can "sing" the song from Lady and The Tramp... "We are Siamese If You Please MEOW..." they will sing every meow requested of them. Everything was fine until... "that baby" entered the house. (Excuse my hiiiigh whine-y voice. How embarassing.)



As of late every time they see either Loving Husband or myself move they bolt for the kitchen... for food - Nickolas is a pro at pawing at our food out of our hands (the audacity!) and their table manners (though always poor) are now appalling. Then they get started meowing, and then the baby fusses, and then the phone rings, then there's a dirty diaper.... and sadly the cats draw the short end of the attention stick and so in the interest of getting them to leave us alone we feed them. We've been neglectful kitty-mommas and daddys. It's true. I acknowledged that they're meowing for food because that's when they get the attention - so we try to pet them more. They are getting better (this is an extremely relative term) especially now that I've made the connection between neediness and food. But the truth remains: our kitties are eating their feelings.


Now they always bulk up a bit in winter simply because they don't go run around outside as much - it's cold here! So inside they stay sleeping on the back of the couch... and to be fair to these two - they are large cats to begin with. They have always weighed 13+ pounds since reaching adulthood. Tort is a maine coon - they're average is 16-17lbs. So we wouldn't ever have dainty cats. These are a man's man cat!


So allow me to introduce our kitties in all their glory (and my is there a lot of it!) For comparisons to their former selves I've posted "Pre Baby Weight*" pictures and "Post Baby Weight" pictures taken today. :) Those will be the only of their kind ever posted on this here website!







* To be fair it should be noted that the "pre baby weight" pictures were taken in the summer of 2006 and they were barely a year old. So they were still spry teenagers and not to their full adult bodied potential... but for comparison and dramatic sake :)

80 comments:

The Muse said...

LOL Hello 7...it's me 6 ... LOL

I like you already...LOL...
AND you have cats.. ok...I see the fortune of fate has shined on me :)

Cute Family (ok ok not just the cats either!) LOL

Nice to meet you!

Yaya said...

Pre baby weight....LOL!!!

Your one cat looks JUST like my kitty!

Sarah Bee said...

Haha...that's awesome!

I have a mainecoon too! Mine's name is Crosby.

His brother is part siamese Mowgali...but seems to be the same size as his brother which can't be a good sign! haha

The pre baby and post baby weight thing HILARIOUS!

Just stopping by from SITS! =]

Kristi O said...

Oh my you lol your cats like we love our dogs! how fun,
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Holly @ posypocket.blogspot said...

love your blog, and glad that your kitties were your babies pre-children...so sweet!

Eileen said...

This is so funny LOL! I <3 kitties. I have 2 of my own.

Happy SITS day!

BJ_Mama said...

Nice to know that someone else will put on baby-weight with you! My husband lost weight during my pregnancy....the audacity!

Daphne said...

my husband put on weight during my pregnancy - he had to indulge me in my cravings as well, LOL

Anyhow, happy SITS day!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

"Those will be the only of their kind ever posted on this here website!" I hear ya sitsta!! Too funny!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Bless them, the poor kitties! ;-)

Tara said...

No cats here, but i'm laughing.... that's LOL!!! :O)

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

My 5 y.o. Daughter would love to have all of those cats/kitties :O)

Jennifer said...

Too funny.

insomniacmummy said...

Made me LOL! Not just toddlers that suffer from new baby jealousy! Loved the pictures :).

Creative Junkie said...

My kids would so love to have a kitty - I'm not showing them this post!

Astrid said...

Pretty kitties!!!!

Elizabeth Patch said...

I just got a kitten myself a few weeks ago, and I love seeing how they change & grow.

GreedyGirl said...

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checking in from SITS

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

HAPPY SITS DAY! The cats need a weight watchers meeting! I am a dog person myself, but I recently had a kitten-encounter that has softened my stance toward the feline species:

http://littlefrecklebaby.blogspot.com/2009/08/cat-metaphors-and-new-blog-coming.html

Lisa M said...

kitty weight watchers has a 4 step program lol. 1. lay on bed 2. go to sleep and 3. get up and eat 4. repeat. They seem to be following this nicely ;)

The Dapper Darling said...

kitties are so cute! sits!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Happy SITS day!! Ha-Ha, I think my kitty girls gained baby weight too!! : )

Life of a Stepmama said...

HIlarious!!! Happy SITS day! Love your blog!

Rhonda said...

That video is cute! However, I want to hear the cats sing!! lol Maybe next time?

Cher said...

awww...i want a kitty!! I love those first pictures of them as kitties! So cute!! Happy SITS day!

Amy said...

I am so glad to know I am not the only one to gain baby weight. For some reason it is comforting to hear that your cat's gained post baby weight. So funny!

Tonya said...

Cute video and your cats are adorable! Happy SITS day!

Laura said...

It's funny how cats (and dogs) can get jealous just like we do.

withoutadornment said...

Your cats are too funny!

Happy SITS day!

Heather said...

Okay the fact that you taught them to meow along to the Siamese Cat Song is hilarious! It is amazing how out pets take on human traits, isn't it? They are beautiful cats!

Chanda said...

They are beautiful cats!

Jane's Art said...

WOW.......I had a Maine Coon and they are large....but hello, LOL!!

Happy SITS Day!

Wolf said...

i have a half maine coon and he is HUGE. then i have a regular short hair, and he is almost as big. something about those male cats... :)

happy SITS day!

Superjaxster said...

Oh your boys are handsome! 3/4 of my kitties are chubbers too. So don't feel bad.

Kelly said...

So cute! I can only imagine how our babies (the cat and dog) will react when we have a baby. I don't think it's going to be pretty!

Brandy said...

Emotional eaters...I can relate to that! LOL!

Michelle said...

AH, poor neglected kitties. Just kidding. Your son is way cuter, who can blame you. LOL

I used to have dreams about nursing kitties when I was pregnant with my little girl.

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Funny! Very smart of you to "introduce" them to the newest member of your family! The weight pictures are funny too! Thanks for the good laugh. Enjoy your FB day.

Rhiannon Nicole said...

How darn cute are they!!! haha congrats on being FB of the day! :)

aforestfrolic said...

Oh my, tee hee...isn't that funny!

Jamie :)

Stephanie said...

Our cats were our babies, too. They thought they had it rough when one kid entered the picture...then baby #2 arrived! Poor kitties.

At least you feed them. :-)

Stereos and Souffles said...

Beautiful cats, I have a Maine Coon as well. She's pushing 13 pounds and somehow ended up soaking wet on her legs and underbelly a few days ago. We think she was hanging out on the top stair of the pool. She's a strange one.

Chaotic Kristy said...

They look nice a health. I love cats and your look a lot like mine. I have had mine for about 7 years and luckily never had a problem when my daughter arrived. I wonder how he will be when my son gets her in Sept.

Smitten by Britain said...

I think my voice sounds high and nasally so I hate hearing myself on video. Love the cats.

Sandy said...

hehe! That's funny!

Happy SITSday!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I love the pointy ears on the first one and the big fluffy chest furries on the second. Cute cats.

Pricilla said...

They are beautiful cats. They don't look fat to me.

Happy SITS day!

Marrdy said...

What cute, cute kitties. I too had cats before I had my kids. They were my babies! Cute video.

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

I feel bad for our two cats. Things went downhill for them too when we brought home the Mini-Dork.

Erin said...

What funny kitties! Loved how "into" the baby they were!

Kristen said...

The high pitched voice is part of being a new mommy. It takes a bit to master it.

And I love the pre-baby pictures. LOVE IT!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

We had a "baby" too BEFORE the real baby came along! Hahaha!

Sarah Ruth said...

So sweet! I have been wanting to get a cat ever since I moved out of my parent's house and away from our family cat. But we can't have pets where we live. SAD!

Happy SITS day!

D2the4thPower said...

Pretty Kitties! My mom had a cat that weighed over 20lbs. He was just fat! He was also diabetic, and she gave him insulin shots every day.

Happy SITS Day!

The818 said...

That is too funny!

Eve said...

Poor pudgy kitties - having their emotional eating habits - and the results - displayed for all the world to see! ;)

Haha - cute post!

Katie said...

Ha ha ha!

but poor little kitties getting the short stick.

Mel said...

LOL That is funny....they are so cute, though.

Anne said...

Awww... what sweet babies!! I don't know what my dog would do if I ever had a baby... probably have some sort of nervous breakdown. LOL

BlogBaby said...

Gulp...eating their feelings hey..does this explain my sudden increase in baby weight or do you think that's umm...just 'cuz I'm a baby??

Seriously, does my bum look big in this diaper?

BlogBaby

P.S. Happy SITS day!

Sharon said...

Happy SITS day!

La Belle Mere said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! I big cat lover - I have a 1/2 burmese tabby - he's a beaut!

Congrats on making FB.

B x

Laura said...

Haha this is hilarious! Poor kitties!

Hanneke Nelson said...

Oh, how kitties suffer when babies come along. While our cat Sandman loved my daughter in utero, he used her as a cushion, he deeply despises the toddler she has become. Although now that she is starting to feed him, he seems to warm up to her. Just a tiny little bit...

Happy SITS Day!

Lamonica Epps said...

Funny post. It's interesting how pets can become jealous when a new person comes around. Congratulations on being a featured blogger.

Stopping by from SITS

Helen McGinn said...

Gorgeous kitties....

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

LOL! Happy SITS Day!

dddiva said...

You have a great blog, so glad I stopped by.

Gabrielle said...

This was awesome!

Just Lisa said...

Poor kitties--- they need a diet!

Mercedes said...

Cute pix. Happy Sits day!

Mama Mel said...

LOL! My cats have also gained a little weight too! I guess it just comes with getting older... or stress (same as us humans!) :)

Maria @BOREDmommy said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!!

the planet of janet said...

this is the first time i've ever heard of "baby" weight in a cat. :-)

Kristin said...

Your fur babies are quite fabulous! And don't worry. My babies have rounded out a bit too. Ah ha

Crystal said...

Happy SITS day! What cute kitties!

shortmama said...

Thats my problem...its my kids that are making me fat....hmmmm.

Single Mama NYC said...

I can't imagine my son around all of those cats - party time!!! :-)

T~T said...

I always think kitties are so darn cute - but then they grow up

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Hi, I'm Ace (The Cat) - I'm 12, fat & lazy, nice to meet you!

My owners were fur-free for awhile. I replaced The Dog (Black Lab).

Mom is a cat person, who married a Dog person.

I win.

Happy SITS