Mabel is our huge fatty beast of a cat who I found in 2005 wandering the street outside our home in Florida. She was so skinny you could see every rib - hard to imagine now! Mabel's actual photo of her face was used for the cat in the illustration above :)
When we first took her in, we had never had a cat that you couldn't just"free feed" so we put the bowl down and let her eat as much as she wanted. The vet told us she would regulate her eating. After a little while she was getting bigger and bigger and the vet said "you can stop feeding her so much" so we went to a feeding time only regimen and no more free feeding. Our other cat had to eat on top of the fridge so Mabel couldn't get to it.
But Mabel is smart! She would trick us. She's an academy award winning actress, telling Paul in the morning that I hadn't fed her yet and vice versa. So we were both feeding her and before we knew it she was huge! That was in 2005 and we never have gotten the the weight off despite numerous attempts with the vet and various diets. She's our pudgy girl!
And just because I can't resist, here are a few photos of Mabel showing how the rescued life is treating her!
Mabel cat loves all her toys and doesn't mind when we pile them on her big belly!
Have a great weekend everyone!
I've tried cutting back...but he doesn't loose...will post a pic on my FB...they would make a cut couple...no he's fixed, just can't meow...sad!! NOT..hehehehe
She is a beautiful and sweet cat and we love her.
I enjoy seeing pics of your Mabel, she is lovely.
I'm so happy Mabel found such a good home with you! :-)
Love your illo too!
Funnily enough I have a cat like yours at home too, her name is Charlotte and she's huge but incredibly shy and hardly let's me come near. I dream of the day where she will let me rub her belly...:)
Your collages are so cool! Really fantastic work that captures a lot of spirit.
Mabel is adorable. They say that when a cat feels completely safe, secure and loved, they will sleep with their belly exposed (that is their most vulnerable spot). By those pics you show, she really knows that she is loved.
Thanks for stopping by my blog - I love your artwork! :)
Very cool cat. And you can see her big personality too..she's adorable. :OD
Thanks for cruising by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. It's been awhile since I have stopped by and seen you...I need to work on my cruising. ;o)
you are so darn funny this is darling and i am so glad Mabel came into your life cause i got to see her ;) thank you! your illo is sooooo darling and your model truly enjoys life :D