Good luck with kitty's weight loss program. When we adopted our cat, she weighed nearly 20 lbs. We've struggled to get the weight off of her with a variety of different diets, different nutrient proportions... and we were able to slim her down a couple pounds, but the less you feed her, the less she moves, and the more she cries and begs. You'd think we were starving to hear her "tell it." And she "tells it" to everyone that enters the house. Even when friends come over to visit, if there's a meal or a snack food available, she will mooch off visitors worse than any dog I've ever had. She'll even sit on her hind legs and "beg" - that's my fault. It was a trick I taught her to get her to do some movement before getting fed, but if we try to restrict her food, she'll even stop playing "string" chase - giving us dirty looks as if to say "I don't have the energy to play chase the string, because you're starving me to death."
She's a "nag" too. About an hour before mealtime, she'll start reminding us that it's getting close to meal time. And sometimes if she takes a nap, she'll wake up and start begging for mealtime even though she may have slept only 20 minutes (we joke that she's afraid she might have slept through mealtime).
Last edited by kaplods; 02-25-2011 at 10:57 PM.