Rolling with the Cat Fight at the OK Corral

Some days things just don’t go as planned and you just have to roll with it. For example, I didn’t really plan on having the Cat Fight at the OK Corral in my bed while I was reading today:

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Yesterday, I thought I had the rest of this week planned out.  I would be at home Wednesday and would eat carefully since Friday is both my weigh in day and my birthday.  Thursday I would get hair done, but wouldn’t eat out that day either.  So, those two days would be relatively light eating days and I could walk on both days.  Well, sometimes things changed.  I found out Tuesday evening that I was going to away from home from 8:00 in the morning (I am not a morning person) to late afternoon.  Obviously, I would have to eat out on a day close to weigh in when I didn’t really plan to eat out.

Not being a morning person, I wasn’t going to get up early to eat breakfast.  I got up, filled up a water bottle with iced green tea and took a Kind Dark Chocolate Chili Almond bar with me.  My husband was driving so I tried to wake up (I went to bed around 3:00), while eating my Kind bar (200 calories, 6 Points Plus).  I had some choices of where to go for lunch.  My husband likes the Starbucks that is close to where we were going, but I don’t really love Starbucks for lunch and the choices there tend to be more difficult.  We drove over to where there were several restaurants.  We considered Red Lobster since I know I can eat there for relatively low calories, but we had eaten there last week.  I immediately rejected IHOP.  I like IHOP, but I mostly like foods that I don’t want to eat two days before weigh in.  We saw a Chili’s and immediately selected it.  I wasn’t really all that happy about needing to eat out but I wasn’t going to be out almost the entire day without eating.

I was tempted to order a combo of chicken and shrimp fajitas, but that was more points than I wanted to eat.  I finally settled on the Grilled Chicken Salad, which is 430 calories (11 Points Plus).  My husband ordered the same thing, but he ordered a bowl of the Chicken Enchilada Soup.  I like that soup but a bowl is another 11 points and since I don’t get the 32 points plus a day that he gets (men!), I elected not to get the salad.  The salad was very good and satisfying.  Best of all, when we got home in the late afternoon I had eaten only 17 points so far today.  I was aiming to eat about 30 points today so that left me 13 points for dinner and snacks, which is very doable.

In fact, later while I was reading on the bed (eating my snack of Antep pistachios), I had to also roll with the nearby cat fight. (No cats were harmed in this epic battle).

In the corner on the left, we have my husband’s 7 month old blue tortie kitten, Kat (short for Katerina). In the corner on the right, we have my 2 year old chocolate point Ragdoll, Fluffy (aka Sasha).  Despite the fierce battle to be seen, Kat and Fluffy adore one another.

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Fluffy prepared to make the first move, but Kat put up her front paws to defend herself:

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In a flash, Fluffy took action, with Kat swiftly moving to defend:

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Fluffy easily got the early upper hand, having a significant weight advantage on Kat:

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Fluffy continued to press the advantage, not giving Kat much room to maneuver:

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Finally, Fluffy backed off and seemed to be readying himself for the final blow:

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But, in a shocking reversal, Kat came through with a headlock on Fluffy!

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However, Fluffy did not let this go unanswered and soon used his greater experience to get the better of Kat:

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Kat, knowing that discretion is the better part of valor, took off from the bed.  Fluffy followed.

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The two, despite the apparent fierceness of this battle, later happily groomed each other.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Your cat battle made my day. 🙂 What beautiful kitties you have!!!

    PS, you’re doing amazing with Weight Watchers! Good on you for only having the salad and not the soup as well!

    • Kitty says

      I had a cat once that bit a chunk out of one my other cat’s ears! He had a little spot missing forever after that. So, these two are nothing compared to that!

    • Kitty says

      Yesterday evening, after the battle, they were grooming each other, stopping periodically to get in a bite or two.

  2. Lisa says

    Love the kitty pics! My 2 do the same thing. Maddie will head-butt Chester in the chest and he’ll start to groom her – then they’ll switch and she will groom him – then they wrestle.

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