Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!  We have so much to be thankful for this year.  As the mom, I am thankful:
1)  for my boys. 
2) they are getting along now
3) for weight loss and good health
4) my job, car, house and necessities to be able to take care of my boys and myself

 Ollie is new to the whole thanksgiving idea, and will be traveling with me to my parents house. 
 
Ollie is thankful for:
 
1) A loving family and being adopted
2) Two new brothers
3) A warm snuggly blanket to sleep on
4) TOYS!
Smokey is thankful for:
 
1) Snuggle time and belly rubs
2) A soft pillow to sleep on at night
3) His brothers, even if they annoy him sometimes
4) Long weekends when mom can be home
5) High calorie food and appetite stimulants!

Tanner is thankful for:
 
1) Weight loss and feeling better
2) His new brother Ollie and that Ollie is attacking less :)
3) His brother Smokey
4) Low calorie treats
5) Fresh catnip
6) Snuggles


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday

Tanner's weight is down again this week.  He lost 2 ounces bringing his current weight to 16lbs, 11oz.  I was a little concerned about what his numbers might show because he has been having a few extra snacks and treats as rewards to being nice to Ollie.  I had hoped we hadn't over done it!  Two ounces is a good amount and I'd like to keep him at that pace...nice and slow.  He goes to the cardiologist in a couple of weeks, and I know they are going to be pleased with his weight!!
 
He was rewarded with a bit of fresh air last weekend because we were having such lovely weather.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Two on Tuesday

Ollie is slowly winning Smokey over...So glad to see these two enjoying each others company. 
Smokey is not one to go and snuggle with someone else, but he is used to others crowding in on him.  Devon used to weasel in next to Smokey all the time! 
I don't know how long they stayed like this, as I had to leave to go to church, but it was cute while it lasted and I hope it is something I see more often!  

Monday, November 25, 2013

Mancat Monday

Tanner wonders what happened to his cube?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday

It's time to break out the Nip Tini's because Tanner has now lost over Three pounds!!!  His current weight is 16 lbs 13 oz. 
Put on your party gear and let's celebrate!!
 
The balloons will lead the way...come on over

We are having Chick-Hen

Fish

The favorite Ham

Small pieces of cake for everyone...this is a party afterall, everything can't be healthy!

And nip tini's or milk to drink.
 


There are places to rest when you get tired...stay all day and enjoy the food!

Don't forget to take a treat with you when you go...toys for everyone!
 
Thanks for coming and celebrating this milestone with Tanner.
 
 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tasty Tuesday

Today we have a Tasty Tuesday report...
 When we last talked about Oliver, I mentioned that he prefers to eat from your hand...well, as you can see, he is learning to eat from a bowl!!  This is good progress.  Now, he needs to remember these skills during the night.  He still comes over to me and tries to nurse my fingers...there is food available all the time for him, but he either forgets or is just too stubborn to go find it on his own! 
Tanner and the other big cats had a treat last weekend and enjoyed some time outside.  Tanner found the catnip and enjoyed a little snack!  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday

Tanner continued to make good progress this week.  He lost 2 ounces, bringing his weight to 17lbs, 3oz. 
Here are a couple of shots to show how far Tanner has come...I am so proud of him!
 This photo was taken in July, just before we started on the diet plan.  Tanner was at his heaviest, 19lbs, 14oz.  This isn't the most flattering of angles for a photo, but I didn't have a straight down shot.
This photo was taken on Sunday, when we gave the boys a break from Ollie and rewarded them with some fresh air and outside time.  You can see Tanner now has a waist!!  He feels much better, is more active, can clean himself, and while he still loves to eat, is doing very well on his plan.  We have added in a bit of extra dry food, to help the weight loss to slow down a bit (aiming for 2-3 ounces a week).
 
Tanner wants you all to 'weigh in' on what his reward should be for getting into the 16 pound range!  He should be there in a couple of weeks.
 
He got a new X Scratcher for reaching the 18's, and some fresh catnip for hitting the 17's. 
 
Our weight goal is to be in the 15's...I think we can do it!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Two on Tuesday

Ollie loves his brothers, but is still learning how to play nice, and not be a pest!  He is curious about them and tries to mimic them when he can. 
 Ollie checking out Smokey's canned food snack...is this something I want to try?  Ollie has now learned to enjoy certain types of canned food.  He is relatively picky with his eating...he has more important things to do and is easiily distracted by things around him!
Ollie remembers our hands as the 'feeding station' and therefore still enjoys eating his hard food from your hand.  He CAN eat out of a bowl, but is a bit stubborn at times.  Right now, this is still very cute and sweet, but once he is neutered, we may need to show a bit of tough love and insist he eat from a bowl!  MOL  Tanner wonders if he could have a piece too?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday

Tanner is pleased to announce that his weight did go down this week.  He lost 2.5 ounces!  His weight is now 17 lbs, 5 oz. 
Tanner is using Ollie to get the food from his egg!  Ollie loves to play with the egg, and Tanner is reaping the benefits...food without work!  Of course Tanner has to be careful because Ollie will eat a few pieces too. 
We are hoping to another good week for Tanner...so proud of my boy!!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Toysday Tuesday

video
 
 
Everything is a toy when you are a kitten...here's Ollie playing with the Halloween tree.  He hasn't tried to climb it yet, but I can see we will have fun at Christmas!  Sorry for the blurry moments...the camera has trouble focusing on something small, black, furry, and zipping around!

And yes, once the video taking was finished, the garland was hung high on the tree, away from curious kittens!  :)