As anybody who has ever visited camp will know, our foster cats are most definitely not malnourished. As evidenced by the following pictures, they eat well. In addition to the bottomless bowl of kibble, everyone gets some wet noms every day, too.
Schroeder, Gizmo, Frittata, Nip & TIgger, Nola, and Nip. Nobody is lacking for food.
This brings us to Toffee. As many of you may remember, Toffee was part of the “Snack Pack” of kittens that Camp rescued in the summer of 2014. Most of us expected that Toffee would be the first one of the pack adopted. I mean, look at that face!
Well, it’s now over a year later, and sweet Toffee girl is still with us. And Toffee has developed a little bit of a problem area. I mean, I guess we shouldn’t be that surprised. She and her brother Oreo did have one thing in common when they were little:
Yes, Toffee is a crunchy junkie. None of us have quite figure out exactly how it happened, but while Toffee has stopped growing, Toffee’s waistline continues to grow. So much so that she got to go visit the vet this summer out of concerns that she had a tumor or something. Happily, she was perfectly healthy. Well, except for being diagnosed officially as fat. (We had more than one customer ask if she was pregnant. Embarassing. Nope. Just fat.)
We here at camp are doing our best to get her weight back down. We started her on an exercise regimen, but she doesn’t cooperate with that very well.
And she now gets confined to a cabin at night so that we can control the midnight munchies. This has helped some, but as soon as she is set free in the mornings, she makes a bee-line for the crunchy bowl.
What Toffee really needs is a forever how where she can be put on a regular feeding schedule with portion control. We just can’t do this at camp. Everyone here is used to the unlimited buffet and there would be a serious mutiny if we tried to limit everyone’s food. And we don’t want to keep her confined all of the time either, which would be our other option.
Toffee is a super sweet girl, and has even been known to sit in laps on occasion. We have discovered as she got a little older that she is a bit shy with strangers. But regular customers of Camp look forward to seeing her, and she looks forward to seeing them. She is quite the playful little thing. She has a special wand toy that she loves to chase (and that will need to go with her to her forever home). She also loves chasing bugs. She is the best bug catcher that camp has. And while not wild about other cats, she gets along fine with the other foster cats here at work for the most part.
If you are interested in giving Toffee the forever home she deserves, please come by camp and meet her. You may need to be prepared to stay a while to let her get used to you, but I promise you will fall in love with this sweet girl.