Sunday, February 17, 2013

Diet Time

Goro and Niko often fight while I prepare their meal.

Kids! Dinner is ready. Stop fighting!

A peaceful time...
*They do seem to have sides. Most of the time when 
they eat, Goro is on the left and Niko is on the right.

Goro always takes over Niko's bowl.

Goro, aren't you eating too much lately?

That's true. It makes sense for active boy like Goro
to eat a lot. (As you can see, he flies all the time.)

However, at his last check-up a couple of month ago,
Vet told Goro not to get heavier.

Weight was "satisfactory" but "heavy side of normal."

Goro, I have to cut back on your snack.

It is not terribly hard. I simply give him less amount.
Also when it comes to snack (= chicken) time...

*Again, Goro is on the left and Niko is on the right.

Niko always takes over Goro's plate :-)

P.S. Thank you for your good wishes for Niko's Vet
visit from my previous post. His blood work showed
a bit worrisome numbers. We will go back to the Vet
for recheck in March. I hope my baby boy is okay.


  1. We are always smacking each other here at meal time! Paws crossed and purrs sent for Niko - I hope he is okay too!

  2. Dearest Tamago,
    Oh, our Spooky boy (the indoor cat since early December) is also a bit on the heavy of normal. One of the girls, Spicy is way too heavy but she gets the same food as the rest. She has short legs and is very fluffy but as sweet as can be. So what could we do? One of the five siblings, sister of Spooky is always so hyper and on the light side; there are as many differences in cat weight as there are in human weights.
    Hope your baby boy will be fine; don't we worry about them like a human child? Which is great, it shows FULL responsibility and so many people are lacking that.
    Hugs to you,

  3. Goro, you know I feel for you !
    Doctor got no idea . Leftover is a crime !!!
    At least I think you are still lucky ! Only treat has been cut !
    And hooray for you are o.k. : )

  4. You kitties always make me so happy! You always bring me a smile. :)
    Goro, you look purrfect to me.
    Niko, Banjo and I send you lots of purrs and good thoughts that your numbers are better at your next appointment!
    xo Catherine and Banjo

  5. Goro, don't feel bad. The vet told me that I was a little too heavy too and told my mom to feed me a little less. I hate dieting!!

    We are purring for Niko and hope he is okay.


  6. Sammy and Moosey have to eat in separate rooms, because otherwise they eat each others food. :)

    We are purring and praying for Niko's vet appointment, and hope he will be okay.

    Hugs, dear friends.

  7. Dearest Tamago-san,

    久しぶりに投稿を読めてゴロちゃん、ニコちゃんにも会えました♪♪♪ ニコちゃんは単に検診を受ける予定なのかと思っていました。少し心配ですね、血液の方落ち着きますように!!!
    Haha, ゴロちゃんの方はダイエットですね。我が家の旦那様は退職後どんどん体重増加ですが、私のアドバイスは全く聞いて貰えません(^^;) ゴロちゃんは得意のflyingがずっと出来ますように☆☆☆ 素敵なjump(^_^)v

    I always appreciate your sweet lovely comment, my young Japanese friend.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  8. Both of them are so so cute!!
    I just love their photos!!!

    Lego often take over Adan's food, and he is really big. So right now they eat separate, it's for Lego's health, hahaha~~

  9. Oh boys, glad to see you! Niko buddy, I thinks I weigh the same as you and have to trim down a bit too...bummer. I will be purring my hardest for your good health and for all to be well with your tests.

  10. Amazing Goro!! You are a SuperCat! You FLY!! LOOK at you FLY!! Yay!!! Awww we hope you'll soon be on the other side of normal weight!

    Sweet Niko!! We send you many purrs and hugs! Take care

  11. The airborne shot is fabulous. LOL.

    Fingers and paws crossed for Niko's test results in March, we hope all will be just fine.

    BTW, we're a bit...plump...these days, though we like to think it's just our winter coats.

  12. All of us have our *spots* when it comes to meal times too!
    We love that picture of you flying, Goro! We hope Niko's next vet checkup shows better numbers.

  13. Good wishes to you Niko, the vet can be so scary for moms and pets as well. You dont look to chubby to us but mom says its best to catch these things early.

    urban hounds

  14. That is some mighty fancy flying Goro! We are sending you lots of purrs Niko and we hope the next Vet visit is much better.

  15. I´m laughing! You´re so funny Goro!

  16. "Heavy of normal" I WISH that was Salem's problem...that gal is FAT! Goro looks just right to me.

    Purrs for Niko's follow up to be good news.

  17. totally love the look on Goro's face..

  18. Goro, we don't see how your folks will resist your "what? No!" face, but alas, it is for the best :) we will keep Niko in our purrs for a good follow up vet visit.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  19. It's very rare that Tinker and I ever eat at the same time, even tho there are two plates. I'm always eating out of the left dish and he's on the right. We both eat out of Anastasia's dish any old time we feel like it.

    Love seeing you in flight, Goro! Sweet Niko, we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers that those vet numbers turn around for you.

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  21. Bah! The Human is trying to cut down a bit on my favorite crunchies! At least there is no pesky brother to steal them.

    We will purr and purrayer for Niko to get a good report next time! XOXOXO

  22. Heavy of Normal? Oh sweetie. Didn't you tell that vet that you really do fly? It'll be tough to cut back but just think of how much farther you'll soar when you weigh just a teensy bit less. Purring for Niko's next visit to go well!

  23. That's funny because Harley and I like to whap each other, but when it comes to dinner we can peacefully eat side by side, too!

  24. Goro, Oh no, the treats have been cut back. That is not good news. We need to sneak you some.
    Sorry to hear that Niko's blood work showed some worrisome numbers. He isn't very old, is he?? We sure send purrs that it is all alright.

  25. Niko san, what is wrong dearest little one?

  26. The look on Goro's face when you told him you were cutting back on his snacks was priceless BOL

    Luved seeing him fly through the air!

    Sure hope his next blood workup comes out lookin good - my paws are crossed for him and I'm sendin y'all lots of wellness wishes :)

    Waggin at ya,

  27. The food on your sibling's dish is always better and more tasty than your own.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  28. Such a fun post again, it always makes me smile :-)
    Hope everything is well with Niko !
    Nice evening,

  29. We love you guys! Purrs for a good check-up in March.

  30. Good luck with the diet, Goro...We are keeping Niko in our purrs and prayers...We are thankful to be your friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  31. There's always a lot to smile about when we visit your house. Amazing flying Goro and the horrified look on his face when he heard about the diet...
    Purring and keeping our paws crossed for good news at the vet!


  32. that was a funny post! love the shock face when there was no treats!!

  33. Goro & Nico chan,
    Next to eat Diet meal dinner Chicken is vest food with than meat...
    In Japanese cat is has same as Nico san too...
    Tamago san mo karadani ogenkini sitekudasai mase.