My name is Maui, and I am overweight.
I haven’t always been this way. I used to be a thin, strapping, scrapping cat, toughing it out on the mean streets of Hamilton. And then that car came out of nowhere……and that’s when my life changed forever.
My mom happened to be working at the hospital that night, and she saved my life. Literally. I heard her talking to the Animal Control agent, saying that she wanted to save me, even though he said I should be ‘put down’, whatever that means. I was pretty scared. But she gave me some great drugs and a nice cuddle, and a few weeks (and two surgeries later) I was feeling much better.
You can read about my story here: http://guelphvet.ca/blog/2012/05/07/mauis-lucky-day/
Since she rescued me, I’ve been living the life of luxury, and quite honestly I’ve simply let myself go. The food she gives’ me is so good I usually eat my portion and everyone else’s as well. Sometimes, if I’m feeling ambitious, I can climb up and wiggle the lid off the food bin and crawl right in. Mmmmmm. Food coma. I know I’ve been on diets before, but this time I’m gonna take it seriously. No more overeating. No more food bin diving. No more fruit loops that baby Asher drops on the floor. I’m going to get my body back, and I’m going to be more healthy. When I crawl through the cat door to the food room, I have to squish through because my body makes contact on all sides. I want to be able to make it up the stairs without taking a break halfway. And I really want to be able to run fast when the baby is crawling my way. He’s cute but he likes to pull my tail.
So join me as I begin my weight loss journey. 2016 is my year.
Stay tuned for more information and stories from Maui’s weight loss journey!