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Draplin Design Co., North America
May 20, 2005
Gary Weighs In.
Posted at 07:19 PM


Gary and I went to the doggie doctor today, like good citizens. We met a Dr. Ross and asked her a million questions. She took a hard look at his undercarriage, clipped his nails, took his temperature in his ear, got down and dirty with his stool sample (freshly laid, ‘hot off the press,’ on the office floor, ‘Atta� Boy!’), and asked some personal questions involving his playtime, chowtime and turdtime.

All good stuff.

The little man weighs in at 5.6 pounds, all of him. He�s lean and mean, and just right for his 18 weeks. He�s got a good temperment and took to the trimming and vaccination with an inspiring stoicism. Way to go.

His elimination checked out �worm free� too. We knew it would.

So he�s got his first shot, and we both got an earful of loving advice. We�ll be back in a couple more weeks for another round of shots, and man, then we�re off to go trolling for chicks in the doggie parks.

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Gary is staying. There was never a question about his permanence. Never.

Other than that, worked all week long on all sorts of shit, made time for Gary, did some record shopping, some cleaning, some reading and might kick into the weekend with a couple cold ones with Scott, Faz and Mikey later on.

This evening, it�s just sandwiches and Gary time. The little man is sore and down for the count, but still soars in spirit with his tail wagging.

There Are 5 Comments

Letting Gary sit on a concrete floor can’t be good for his little precious pink starfruit.

Posted by: Kurt Halsey on 05/20/05 at 7:50 PM

Jesus, your dog only weighs five and a half pounds? My small cat weighs 15 and the big one tips the scales at over 20. How large will Gary get eventually?

Posted by: "Big Punisher" Chmiel on 05/21/05 at 8:20 AM

The average weight of a cat is 7 to 12 lbs. So Gary is a little under weight still and that big punisher guy’s cats are over weight.

An overweight cat is a cat that is suffering.

Obesity in cats is not a joke. It’s an extremely serious condition that leads to all kinds of health disorders, including a potentially fatal condition called hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease), diabetes, nonallergic skin conditions, and even urinary tract disorders.
Just as important is the effect that obesity has on the ability of a cat to be, well, catlike. As carnivores, cats naturally use stealth and speed to outrun and capture their prey. An overweight cat is sluggish, weighted down, and she simply cannot parktake of her most basic, instinctive behavior. Yes, some cats are just more naturally active than others. But a fat cat has no choice.
Imagine you’re a human whose healthy weight is roughly 120 pounds. And imagine that your most beloved activity—the thing that makes you you—is to run marathons or take long swims or hikes. Then imagine that every day, you are forced to carry around another 30 or 40 or 50 pounds. You’re compelled to do this because the person that has 100 percent control over everything you eat is feeding you a food that makes you carry more and more weight with each passing year. You feel tired, sluggish, and it’s just too much for your joints, your heart, and your lungs to do much more than sit around all day. And imagine that on top of this, you can’t bathe yourself as you’d like. Your skin itches, your blood sugar runs amok putting you at serious risk for diabetes if you don’t already have it, and you are at risk for other life-threatening health troubles.

Posted by: Kurt Halsey on 05/21/05 at 3:09 PM

Imagine you’re a pink sweatervest-wearing featherweight with no self-confidence and nothing better to do than snipe at other people’s weblog comments because you have such a sad, sad life and so much time on your hands between doing tug-at-the-heartstrings paintings and jerking off to internet porn.

Fuck off Kurt, you troll. Either one of my overweight cats could beat your ass.

Posted by: "Big Punisher" Chmiel on 05/22/05 at 5:24 PM

I live at 40428 Commonwealth in Seattle. Been up here before?

Posted by: Mike Flacklestein on 08/09/06 at 1:11 PM
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