Alarmed and distressed, Penelope Kitten races into the office where Cynthia and Marcy are blogging.
penelope kitten (sounding the alarm): food bowl is empty!
No response as Cynthia glances at Marcy apprehensively.
penelope kitten: it’s empty!
Cynthia: I know.
penelope kitten: then why is it empty? where are my dry crunchies?
Marcy (smugly): You don’t get anymore dry crunchies. You’re on a diet.
penelope kitten: Gasp!
Cynthia: Marcy. Let me handle this. (To Penelope) We’re switching you over to a mostly wet food diet.
Penelope is stricken with horror.
Cynthia (gently): I’m sorry, Penelope, but you’ve gained too much weight so we have to cut back on your dry food. According to Dr. Pierson of CatInfo.org, it’s not natural for a cat to eat food with grain and corn all day long. Too much dry food is causing the diabetes epidemic among house cats.
Marcy: Yeah. You look like a bowling ball with feet.
Marcy: What. It’s true. We all saw her fall while jumping up on the bookshelf yesterday.
Cynthia (to Penelope): You don’t want to get diabetes do you? That’s scary.
penelope kitten: but i love my dry crunchies.
Cynthia: You can still have them, just not all day long.
Marcy: Yeah. You wolf down the crunchies the same way Cindy devours a box of cookies.
Cynthia: Marcy’s right about that. Eating dry food is like eating junk food. It’s got too much plant protein which is bad for cats, not enough water, and too many carbohydrates.
Marcy: Cindy’s obsessed with carbs now.
Cynthia: Marcy. I am not obsessed. I am concerned.
penelope kitten: i won’t be able to live without my dry crunchies all day long.
Cynthia: But you like wet food. I promise you won’t be hungry.
Marcy: All-you-can-eat Friskies Pate is the best.
Cynthia: You need to exercise more too. I’m joining a ballet class to help get my own blood sugar levels down. Why don’t I sign you up for kitty ballet?
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Penelope looks doubtful.
Marcy: If you ate wet food like me, you’d be able to jump up onto the bookshelf without falling and having me and Scooter laugh at you.
penelope kitten: okay. i’ll go. but only if i can wear a pink tutu.
penelope kitten: and have dry crunchies after.
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