Introducing Betty White

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*From your keyboard!*
And that sounds like the plan. Don't want to upset the proverbial apple cart before she's been cleared.
When I see a cat in that position, I have to try to restrain myself from snorgling. *Usually I fail.*:lolup::loveeyes:
If I snorgle, I am signing up for at least twenty minutes of fuss before I can leave her to her next nap—and I only have 15 minutes until work. No, it’s better that I let this sleeping cat lay and snorgle the next one.
 

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She's reading this thread again. 🤦‍♂️

She showed up in the office at 11:30am looking hungry for lunch. I put her off to about noon. For whatever reason, she didn't eat when I finally plated it. I had to leave the home to pick up a refill of her Mirataz. She retired back to her floof. Well, she has all day to finish that.

At about 1:30, I hear the yowl. Oh no, Betty! I managed to herd her from just outside her floof (a terrible place to yak) into the office instead. No-one sleeps in the office. Yak away! It turned out to be a tiny acid spit followed up by a smaller acid spit (because even with Krista, eruptions always happen in pairs--the bulk and the remainder.)

Something about her demeanor just before, immediately after, and after I spent some time giving her snorgles and fuss told me this is probably all we'll see this afternoon, and that she probably just needed something in her belly (it's been 7 plus hours!) After snorgles and fuss, I picked out a couple morsels of the A/D and put it on the carpet for her. I'm glad I save the remainder of the can for just this sort of occasion even though it gets dumped at the end of the feeding shift. I overfeed the sink. But that's better than overfeeding the carpet. I got her to eat about 5 grams of the A/D and put out a 10 gram trial portion of her normal mix (1 part A/D to 2 parts I/D) when she felt hungry again. Well, I have been watching her on the iPad as I type this and she's already gone back and finished the trial portion. She's back to her poof for a groom, and likely another nap. And if all's well when she wakes up again, I'll figure out how much to give her based on how much time there is left until dinner.

I feel like if this was a pick up the plate and turn off the fountain kind of afternoon, I would have seen a larger volume of spit up and I would have seen more of her nausea behaviors. She will go to where her nibble tree used to be and loaf in that spot when she's nauseated. She didn't do that. She followed me around and wanted a trial portion of snorgles instead, paid dutifully with purrs and chirps. 😻

And now we wait to see how the trial portions treat her...

So I guess I won't be touching her famotidine after all. ;)
 
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She's reading this thread again. 🤦‍♂️

She showed up in the office at 11:30am looking hungry for lunch. I put her off to about noon. For whatever reason, she didn't eat when I finally plated it. I had to leave the home to pick up a refill of her Mirataz. She retired back to her floof. Well, she has all day to finish that.

At about 1:30, I hear the yowl. Oh no, Betty! I managed to herd her from just outside her floof (a terrible place to yak) into the office instead. No-one sleeps in the office. Yak away! It turned out to be a tiny acid spit followed up by a smaller acid spit (because even with Krista, eruptions always happen in pairs--the bulk and the remainder.)

Something about her demeanor just before, immediately after, and after I spent some time giving her snorgles and fuss told me this is probably all we'll see this afternoon, and that she probably just needed something in her belly (it's been 7 plus hours!) After snorgles and fuss, I picked out a couple morsels of the A/D and put it on the carpet for her. I'm glad I save the remainder of the can for just this sort of occasion even though it gets dumped at the end of the feeding shift. I overfeed the sink. But that's better than overfeeding the carpet. I got her to eat about 5 grams of the A/D and put out a 10 gram trial portion of her normal mix (1 part A/D to 2 parts I/D) when she felt hungry again. Well, I have been watching her on the iPad as I type this and she's already gone back and finished the trial portion. She's back to her poof for a groom, and likely another nap. And if all's well when she wakes up again, I'll figure out how much to give her based on how much time there is left until dinner.

I feel like if this was a pick up the plate and turn off the fountain kind of afternoon, I would have seen a larger volume of spit up and I would have seen more of her nausea behaviors. She will go to where her nibble tree used to be and loaf in that spot when she's nauseated. She didn't do that. She followed me around and wanted a trial portion of snorgles instead, paid dutifully with purrs and chirps. 😻

And now we wait to see how the trial portions treat her...

So I guess I won't be touching her famotidine after all. ;)
The double-spits happen here, too! I wonder how common that is.
And yeah, it's SO frustrating feeding the garbage disposal when trying our best to feed the CAT. Hopefully those trial portions will result in no more spits and a lot of food in the CAT and yes, more purrs and chirps :hearthrob: :lovecat3: :hearthrob: :goldstar:
 

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The double-spits happen here, too! I wonder how common that is.
And yeah, it's SO frustrating feeding the garbage disposal when trying our best to feed the CAT. Hopefully those trial portions will result in no more spits and a lot of food in the CAT and yes, more purrs and chirps :hearthrob: :lovecat3: :hearthrob: :goldstar:
Last week's weigh-in shows that she doesn't need a lot of food after all. She gained weight with a weekly average of 176 calories/day. I'm aiming for an average of 180 calories this week. Last week I was aiming for 190, but she was still getting some A/D bump portions. This afternoon was an exception. I tried to get her to eat a morsel of her regular mix off the carpet first. But when she wasn't interested, the bigger guns were drawn. She looks peaceful in her floof now like none of that ever happened.

I'm thinking, for now, if she comes in at 11:30am looking hungry and ready to eat, I may simply give her a starter portion to stave off the acid spits and then plate the regular lunch at 12:30 or 1 pm. We'll see. I'm worried that if I give her lunch too soon, she'll run out of food too early in the afternoon. And while that seems like a great excuse to feed her more, she seems to be running pretty close to capacity already. Any extra grams she gets before dinner are eventually left on her plate overnight.
 

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Last week's weigh-in shows that she doesn't need a lot of food after all. She gained weight with a weekly average of 176 calories/day. I'm aiming for an average of 180 calories this week. Last week I was aiming for 190, but she was still getting some A/D bump portions. This afternoon was an exception. I tried to get her to eat a morsel of her regular mix off the carpet first. But when she wasn't interested, the bigger guns were drawn. She looks peaceful in her floof now like none of that ever happened.

I'm thinking, for now, if she comes in at 11:30am looking hungry and ready to eat, I may simply give her a starter portion to stave off the acid spits and then plate the regular lunch at 12:30 or 1 pm. We'll see. I'm worried that if I give her lunch too soon, she'll run out of food too early in the afternoon. And while that seems like a great excuse to feed her more, she seems to be running pretty close to capacity already. Any extra grams she gets before dinner are eventually left on her plate overnight.
Yeah. Cats in their habitat may have to go hours between catches, but in the home environment, I wouldn't want any cat to have to go too long between food, or at least having food available. There are different schools of thought, and personal opinions, about this, but that's mine and I'm stickin' to it. ;)
 

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Yeah. Cats in their habitat may have to go hours between catches, but in the home environment, I wouldn't want any cat to have to go too long between food, or at least having food available. There are different schools of thought, and personal opinions, about this, but that's mine and I'm stickin' to it. ;)
I didn't think putting her off an hour would make that big a difference. But apparently I was wrong.

She woke up hungry at 3:30 and seemed ready for her afternoon remainder. To be honest, we may have come out ahead this afternoon with the A/D bump. But I will be reducing her dinners accordingly as those are five richer grams than she usually gets. I'm aiming for 170 today--still better than 130 if I withheld food for the afternoon per hairball protocol. We can get back to 180 tomorrow. I had planned for bigger dinners and overnight that I'm not going to insist upon tonight.
 
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Lost amidst all the afternoon excitement is that my I/D order from the weekend--the one that was canceled that I put re-ordered--it has been marked as Shipped and I have a tracking number. It is expected Friday. I won't believe it until I see the status go from Label Created to something involving possession and movement of a physical package.
 
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... interesting cat ...
My two leading guesses for that are nausea which I don’t think is the case anymore. Or texture. I think when it gets soggier she prefers her paw. She did eventually go back to eating from the plate because I swapped out a plate licked clean at the next feeding time.

Yesterday’s total calories: 176. Just a few grams shy of her 180 target.
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My lap floof feels quite substantial. I’m not sure she needs to gain any more weight. Oof!
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She helps herself to my lap now at both breakfast and dinner.

Earlier this morning for after (her) breakfast cuddles, she climbed onto my chest and laid down. I wore the cat bib. 😻 Unlike Krista, Betty wasn’t satisfied with simply receiving her scritches. She kept bunting and brushing my face. She sat so close I got a face full of whiskers. 😽🤦🏼‍♂️ 😻

Never a dull moment with this cat. 😹
 
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She woke from morning nap and comes sauntering in at 10:30am. Well, that's too soon for her afternoon portions. I fussed her up some and sent her back on her way. She showed up 15 minutes later a little more insistent. Hmm. She could be a persistent siren for a lot longer than I want to hold out. Especially with my meeting coming up at 11am. Fine. Let me get you half of your afternoon portion. If you eat it, great. You'll be hungry later in the afternoon for the other half. Of course, she didn't eat it and now she may end up half a meal behind depending on when she finally does start into it and whether she'll have enough time to come back for another portion. I get acid spits if I try to hold her off and I get sniff and walk aways if I try to feed her early. I'm sure it will all work out. I would just like a little consistency from her highness.
 

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Well, I don't think you're gonna get it. After all, Betty is a CAT and even though cats love pattern, they are (in)famous for not GIVING pattern. :coolcat:
Good on her for 176! :clap:
I hear ya on the shipment. All of us who do any online shopping probably know this by now...:sigh:
Shipment is on its way.

While Betty was sleeping and before I headed out for my lunchtime run, I decided to swap out her uneaten half lunch for a full lunch portion since she was no longer in danger of finishing it all too soon. Well, she heard me washing dishes and woke from her poof. I plated her full lunch and this time she was hungry. I estimate she ate about half of it with the other half for the rest of the afternoon (probably a 3 or 4 pm meal.) So we're essentially back to where we would have been had I just stayed on my own schedule for her. 🤦‍♂️
 

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Shipment is on its way.

While Betty was sleeping and before I headed out for my lunchtime run, I decided to swap out her uneaten half lunch for a full lunch portion since she was no longer in danger of finishing it all too soon. Well, she heard me washing dishes and woke from her poof. I plated her full lunch and this time she was hungry. I estimate she ate about half of it with the other half for the rest of the afternoon (probably a 3 or 4 pm meal.) So we're essentially back to where we would have been had I just stayed on my own schedule for her. 🤦‍♂️
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Where did you buy that big poof "pillow" from? (Sorry if I missed it)
From my local independent pet food and feed store. It was an impulse buy while I was looking for something else (probably a catnip banana.) Usually I leave the stickers or tags on things (like her litterboxes) so I know what to buy again next time. But that wasn't practical for this--especially with Betty's habit of chewing on things she shouldn't (which has largely disappeared now that her nausea is being treated/going away.)
 
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