June 18th 2013 12:19 pm
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Thank you for all of the rosettes and kind words. I can’t believe I’m Cat of the Week AND that the female human hasn’t updated my diary since 2011. Like many of our Catster friends, she has the tendency to post our updated photos on Facebook.
As Cat of the Week, I instructed my humans to wipe the word “diet” permanently from their minds and free feed me. They pretended not to understand what I was saying. You’d think they’d be happy that I’ve gone from 13.5 pounds to 10.2 pounds in the last couple of years, but apparently my vet wants me to lose more weight so I’ll be more “comfortable” without the “extra Hilda.” As if there could ever be enough me! “Extra Hilda,” indeed. Even the female human was a bit put off by that.
The humans are determined to make me stick to my diet, though. During my annual check-up, I was diagnosed with a heart murmur. My male human insisted they get a second opinion. The second opinion also agreed I have a heart murmur (grade 3). Originally, my humans decided to wait until my 6 month check-up to get the echocardiogram done, but my female human is obsessed with every little thing I do (whether snoring, sleeping in a cat bed that I haven’t shown interest in for months, or the tone of my meow). And it all seems to worry her! She has decided they won’t wait for 6 months.
My brother Garp died from his heart murmur (heart failure) several years ago, and the vet suspects that Elvin had heart problems too (that prevented him from waking up from the anesthesia during dental surgery earlier this year). My female human is kind of freaked out by all of the heart problems and is hoping mine will be something that can be easily managed so that I have many more years with my family.
We are purring very loud that you are OK! we miss you all, we are not of FB....
Hugs to you, we know their are kitties guardian angels watching over you...
Purrs to you sweet girl!
Congrats on being COTW! And sending you purrs.
Concats on your Cat of the Week honor! I hope you stay as healthy as you are beautiful.
Catzowey! You're a gorgeous CAT OF THE WEEK this week and I wanna say Congratucatulashuns!
Congratulations on gracing the home page this week, Hilda! I think having "extra Hilda" around to smacky paw the boys is a good thing, but I'm glad you are getting into model shape so you won't have health problems in the future!