Name: Noé (pronounced "No-ay"), but his nickname is "No-No". Have a look back at this post to find out how we came up with his name and see some cute baby pics!
Age: 7 years old (he was born December 22nd, 2006)
Likes: sleeping, hanging out on the balcony, getting brushed, leaving a fine coating of his fur on every available surface, sitting and staring into his water bowl (and dipping his paws in it), chewing on plastic packaging, rubbing up against people's feet
Dislikes: being awake, exercise (despite my best attempts to get him moving), going in the car, getting wet, when I run the vacuum cleaner, being left alone
Friends: Noé is very solitary compared to my other pets, but he used to be quite close with Pinch. As they grew up, they grew apart, and now have somewhat of an estranged, yet civil, relationship. But there's no doubt that Noé's favourite human is Max!
Noé is a wonderful pet who is lazy and affectionate. He's definitely overweight, but since he's a neutered inside cat, I'm not sure what I can do to encourage him to lose some weight. He lives with 2 sphynx cats who have very high metabolisms and need to eat constantly, so taking away the food dish or limiting the amount of kibble are not options since they all share the same dish. I actually got crazy energetic Skinny Mini in the hopes that she and Noé would play together and he'd become more active. He barely noticed when she joined our family, though, and certainly hasn't lost any kilos as a result! The vet assures me he is in good health despite the extra weight, but I still worry about his life expectancy. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to help an overweight cat lose a little in the middle?
And photos from this morning's shoot! (I took advantage of the 20-minute window that's he awake each day):
|Big beautiful bébé|
|He has the softest fur of any cat I've ever touched. I never met his mom, but I'm convinced she must have been a chinchilla or a cashmere sweater.|
|He'd be a great choice to play a real life Garfield (and Pinch could be Odie!)|
|His fangs hang out way past his lips sabre-tooth tiger style. Is that normal? My sphynx cats don't have this and neither do my mom's 5 cats...|
|(I straightened that wall decoration just after taking this shot)|
|So fat, but so adorable|
|"Give me a blank stare"|
|He has the tiniest, daintiest paws considering his massive girth. He also has a small, high-pitched voice that doesn't sound right coming out of such a big guy!|
And a little look back at the beginning:
|Looking young and svelte|
|Sitting pretty in our old house in the north of France|
|A baby Pinch & Noé sleeping on their Daddy|