Melllvar is the ultimate fan!

imageWhen I last took my cat to the vet, the attending technician recommended that I put Dixon on an all-wet food diet. After I told her that I’ve tried but he really loves his dry Wellness Core food and is only moderately interested in his Natural Balance wet foods, she recommended some brands. After experimenting with the (expensive!) foods, I finally found a brand flavor he likes: Natural Balance Reduced Calorie Formula.

Yep, my structurally large kitty (32in nose to tail, 14lbs) loves the “diet” version of the food he was already eating (albeit reluctantly). It’s $1.59 for a 6oz can at Petco and I’ll have to feed him about 1.5 cans per day. That’s going to get expensive quickly (~$67/mo) so I’m looking to buy this flavor in bulk.

Any ideas?

Now straighten your legs and start walking

This is how I had hoped to spend this Sunday:

Allie snuggling with Dixon

Instead, I spent it at work. I’ll be speaking at a library on Wednesday with a colleague so we were preparing for our presentation. It was time well spent but that didn’t stop me from wanting to snuggle up with my kitty, some knitting, and an audiobook.

It’s not your fault

This is the reason I don’t finish my knitting projects as quickly as I should:

Dixon comes over and naps in my lap, taking up all my knitting space.  (I started a sweater vest last night that’s 15% finished already!  It’d be farther along if the purr monster kept away from my lap.  It would also help if he kept my yarn out of his mouth.)

He’s also the reason I got the apartment in Brooklyn.  When I found out that my prospective landlord rescues animals (and because she asked about him when I told her I have a cat), I sent a photo of Dixon with my rental application.  When the landlord called to say that I’m in, she said my move was “shameless, shameless!”  Then when I went to sign the lease, she again said how that was a shrewd maneuver.  I pimped out my cat to get an apartment and I’m not ashamed!  If you had a cat as lovable and huggable as Dixon, you’d do the same.