While enjoying a Cats 101 TV show recently, Gary and I got hooked on a segment about Bombay cats. The more they described the Bombay, the more certain we were that our adopted Rosie, the official Smirking Cat mascot, is no doubt a Bombay. Shiny black fur, very affectionate, gold eyes, like a little black panther…he has every characteristic.
TV Announcer: The Bombay cat is prone to overeating.
Me: (snicker, snicker): meaningful and pointed glances in Gary’s direction, since he claims Rosie is not fat
TV Announcer: …but the Bombay can maintain a healthy weight unless the cat is overfed.
Gary: meaningful and pointed glances at me, folding his arms and looking rather pleased with himself
Wha…? Well, what am I supposed to do when our very own Bombay looks up at me with large, sad, pitiful eyes and meows so plaintively, casting longing and wishful glances at his freshly-emptied food bowl, convincing me he is mere seconds from collapsing from hunger despite his voluminous belly and ever-expanding girth?
*Fat Black Cat image courtesy of purrprints.blogspot.com, available in print, on a magnet, or on a notecard*