30 June 2010

Sammi weighs in

Here's Sammi checking out her weight on our kitty scale. She's a lightweight at 7 pounds 13 ounces, but that's a big improvement from the 6 pounds 3 ounces she weighed when we adopted her a year-and-a-half ago.

She's gained 1 pound 10 ounces!!! That's a 26.3% gain from her original body weight!

Sammi said she'd weigh well over 8 pounds if she had all her legs. Even though she's gained quite a bit of weight, she still feels thin. I don't want her to be too heavy and put extra strain on her one front leg, but I wouldn't mind if she managed to get to 8 pounds. I think that would be a healthy weight for her naturally thin body type. Also, she's still not completely healthy due to inflammatory bowel disease, but we've made huge improvements in that situation and we've been able to keep her system well controlled with medication and a strict grain-free diet.

We've worked hard to get this far, and it's paying off!

Raven wanted to get in on the photo op and show how comfortable she is on the scale. In contrast to Sammi, Raven is a solidly built girl. She's not pudgy, but she certainly has more meat on her than skinny Sammi. She's trying to cheat a bit by letting her tail hang off the scale, but a girl is always allowed to fudge her weight a bit. She tipped the scale at 11 pounds 2 ounces. We'll keep her secret of what she weighs with her entire tail on the scale!

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