PennyQ.T.Penny, the first female spokescat for Simon Teakettle Ink, has written a brief piece in response to Fighting the Flab the Feline Way.

I think the idea of diets, for humans or cats, is ridiculous. Food is the Best Reason to Stop Napping.

But I do have proven techniques for keeping my weight down, and also a few suggestions for helping Bobbi keep her waistline trim.

There are several things all cats adore: Food. Several great places to nap, and to look outside. Toys to play with. A Special Person to pet us, brush us, and rub our ears.

Our house has two great places to look outside, as well as a couple of others that are less interesting. The great places are carpeted shelves in high windows. Getting up there requires jumping, which is a PURRfect exercise to keep a cat in shape.

Toys are also useful both to keep me in shape and to help Bobbi as well.

I have lots of balls and tiny mice to chase, and never return these because Bobbi gets great exercise retrieving them.

You can see some of my favorite napping spots and photos of me playing with my toys on my page at: While you're there, check the links to my blog and the Simon Teakettle Fan Club.



The Very Best Toy for Cats

"Of all the [cat] toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a noise when you jump on it."

Stephen Baker