November was vet time for both Mollie and Hazel.
I had reworked the food stations in the late summer. Long time readers know that Hazel is all about the food and will eat continuously if food is freely available.
The only solution was to put the food for Mollie and Morgan up where Hazel can’t jump and monitor Hazel’s portions.
Hazel lost 4 pounds over 18 months. All was good. She wasn’t a thin cat but she was able to keep herself clean and get around better.
That worked for a few years but as Mollie aged, the jump got harder (I’m such a softy). I tried a few options ending up with a step-stool to shorten the jump. Not only was that better for Mollie but for Hazel too.
Hazel gained a pound before I realized what was happening. More adjustments. Then the vet visit.
The vet wasn’t too concerned about her weight gain. She’s a plump cat but she was never skinny. (Technically she was skinny when she was found as a starving kitten which contributes to her obsession with food.) She’s healthy at age 11-ish and that’s what counts.
Hazel was grateful that the food wasn’t more severely cut back although she much prefers easier access. She survived her annual invasion of privacy!
Life is good!