February 27th 2012 10:26 am
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Since we were little kitties, we have been getting Mom up at 3am so she and us are very use to it. But she was thinking it would be nice if she didn't have to go all the way down the 2 stairs to feed us and have us get so playful at that time. So we have a change in schedule that we have been testing out and it is working well so far. We use to get some Evo Wild Craving Treats (which can also be given as regular cat food) right before bed. Now Mom brushes our teeth and gives us our CET chew around midnight. Then we play for awhile and go to bed. Then at 3am when we wake Mom up, she stays upstairs. She gives us our EVO treats - we get 4 a piece. And she pours a bottle of fresh water into our dish. This works well because there is a vitamin supplement Mom takes to keep her bones healthy and it can't be taken within 2 hours of any calcium foods so she takes it a 3am. (See there is a reason we wake her up at 3am!) Then we play for a little bit while Mom goes back to bed and then we go back to bed too. Then we wake Mom for breakfast at 5:30. So even though Mom still gets up at 3am it isn't a wide-awake getting up. She ordered us treat balls to try at that time in the morning to see if we like those. A blue one for Zack and a pink one for me!
This week my CBox Buddy - Purrince Tao celebrates his very First Birthday!! He is all the way in Bangladesh. Now he has a Birthday Countdown Clock and a Dhaka Clock on the right side of his Catster Page so his friends can tell what time it is by him. Cool and very helpful! Happy Birthday Week, Tao!!
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Man!! U's can eat lots like meez and doesn't get fat!! It's fun how weez eats so much and still are sos fit!! Most of the cats aren't!! Meez is fit mostly cuz meez doz lotsa exercises efurryday, lotsa running, jumping and flying across the air!! And sometimes meez stops eating when meez feels too fat!! Butt what is ur secret of keeping urself fit??
Wow, if we woke Mom and Dad up we would just get shut out of the bedroom. Hope you guys like the treat balls!
Da Tabbies, we have to call those 2 unmentioned slackers and see where that coy pond of ours is. I don't think they understand how important it is! MOL!
Tao we really don't eat alot. We eat 4 mini meals thru the day (plus the tooth brushing plus the 3am treats) and that keeps our metabolism up. Mommy counts the calories she gives us. They add up so easily. Those CET chews have 16 calories a piece which is alot for a cat treat. The EVO treats only 2 calories a piece. Mom finds it all very interesting. Probably because she is sleep deprived. MOL!
We do ALOT of running around and chasing each other. Because we have so many floors to our house, it is a good workout just going up and down the stairs just like for you. Mommy wants to keep us active and encourages us to climb and play and be wild. Yes, and flying thru the air - that burns off lots of calories. MOL! Once cats start getting a little oveweight they get less active and then they gain more weight. Also food does not equal love. There are other ways to show love to cats and dogs by playing with them and talking to them etc.
Callie O'Malley, Mommy just couldn't do that because we love sleeping upstairs with Mommy. If Mommy had to get up to work in the morning though, that would be a different story!
Dad and Mom already have separate bathrooms and bedrooms because of Dad's snoring. MOL! Plus the different hours they are up. Mommy read that many couples are getting homes with 2 Master Bedrooms and that gave her the idea of separate bedrooms. And that works out great fur us. I know not for everyone. So we have Mom and the master bedroom to ourselves on the top floor and Dad has his bedroom on the 1st floor. We luv to nap with Dad but at night his door is closed. We have cat furniture in both rooms. MOL!
I'm going to save some room for cake on Tao's Birthday! I better run around lots this week.
mom calls me and nellie little piggy cause we like to eat food all time.
because we munch dry food during the day and we also ask for treats at some point and wet food too. somehow we still only weigh between 9 and 10 pounds. but then we run around alot so. so thats why she calls us that. i hope u enjoy treats.
I have an eating schedule - it's every hour! Or at least every hour I can get it.
Alexis, in your case "little piggy" is a cute nickname! Yes some cats have a great metabolism and lots of energy and can pretty much eat what they want and not have to worry about weight. Just like some people. You are lucky that you and Nellie are like that!
Both Zack and I are not meant to be big cats. We are smaller sized so that is why Mom has to watch it with our food even though we run around alot. Zack can eat more than I can. I am littler. When I was a baby kitty and eating canned food, the Vet said I had to cut back. So much for letting kitties eat as much as they want because they are growing. If I would have kept eating, I would be quite the chubster by now. The Vet even commended my Mom for having our weight where it is as he has lots of overweight patients.
Thanks for stopping by Alexis!!
Jezebel that is the purrfect eating schedule. You go girl! Enjoy your Fancy Feasts!!
Miss Zoey, I have a good metabolism too. Mom says it's because I'm the family ex-purr-t at the zoomies! MOL - I have them whether or not I visit the sandbox. Sometimes I like to buck up like a bronco before I start zooming. :)
Ashley doesn't exercise as much unless I chase her. She doesn't zoomie as often as I do unless mom gets out the laser light.
Glad your new feeding schedule is working out well.
oh my goodness my friend mom's head is spinning that is some schedule and we thought we were bad. We get playtime at night about now (midnight) and then a few treats and then we share a little can of watered down wet food and we top it of with a niibble of dry food. In the mornings before work mm give us only a dry breakfast and no more till midnight again we start over. We only got two floor but we sure can fly up those stirs.
Mom is kinda sleeep deprived too but not cause of us she is just silly and will not go to sleep
my peepses hasn't start calculating my foods yet as meez is already enough skinny. Butt if they saw meez get ofurweight, they wouldn't give meez treats whenefur meez wants!! My peepses talks with meez lots, mainly becuz meez reply alla the time. or else it wouldn't beez fun!! one sided talks r boring. Meez wants them to pawlay with meez too butt meez cant ask them gently to do it!! meez bites them or attacks them on their feet or jumps ofur thez bodies to let them knoz that meez wants to pawlay!! They gets hurt by meez lots that way!! and sometimes meez gets too excited while pawlaying too!! Meez also bites then!!
btw ur mom and dad sleeps separately efur since they gut married??
You sound like a little wild man, Tao!
Our pawrents have been married for almost 26 years and always shared a bedroom till a few years ago when Angel Rocky Ann was sick. With Dad snoring and RA sick, no one was getting any sleep. Daddy always would wake up with bad dreams too in the middle of the night and scare Mom. MOL! Mom usually ended up on the couch and thought that was enough. They had an extra empty bedroom so it worked out. Now both of them sleep much better and dad can snore as loud as he wants. It is LOUD!!
Zack loves to talk more than me and will carry on a conversation. I bet it is funny when you are trying to hint to your family that you want them to play NOW!!
MOL!!! Baba and Dadu also snores!! Dadu snores really loud and sheez efun acts catrazy when sheez sleep, sheez talks and when sheez wuss teen sheez oosed to sleep walks!! When Sissy wuss small sheez oosed to sleep with Dadu. Sheez stayed up all night to hears what Dadu says!! MOL!! Butt nows it's impawsible fur hers to sleep with Dadu, sheez acts stranger these daze!! Sissy started sleeping alone a bit later, after 7. Sheez oosed to sleep in middle of Ma and Baba like MEEZ doz nows!! MOL!! FUNNY!! Ma and Baba haz been married fur almost 17 years!! Baba also snores, loud enough. butt as meez said befur, Ma gets unconscious fur the while when sheez sleeps!! Sos it doesn't matter to hers!!
Ur hooman brofur wuss born befur ur pawrents marriage?
It can beez purrtty SCARY instead of beezing FUNNY when meez wants to pawlay!! Sos the hoomanz want meez to sleep more!! MOL!!
Dang, the only way I can get attention at 3 a.m. is to mess with the blinds in the bedroom, or knock stuff off the desk and dresser. I'm definitely thinking about coming to live with you!
Your earlier schedule sounds like the one we had when we were kittens, except that the pawrents weren't WILLING participants - MOL!!! We are all fairly good now about sleeping through the night, or at least not playing too noisily after the lights are out.