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Noah really kicked it for the last week of the Nu Campaign!

NoahSomethin’ weird happened folks.

Last week I told ya that Noah didn’t lose any weight. He stayed steady at 18.2 lbs. Up until then, he was losin’ 0.2 lbs. each week.

Then this week, he starts droppin’ it like crazy.

Saturday, he was at 17.6 lbs. Tuesday, he was at 17.4. Today?

17 POUNDS!!!! Can you even believe it???

We have not changed his Nulo food portions any recently. And honestly, BZTAT and I have been a bit distracted with her moving the studio back here into our home and with Okey, the new cat.

We haven’t been execrcisin’ Noah anymore than we had before. In fact, we have been doin’ it less.

I have noticed, though, that Noah has been more active on his own. He seems to be more energetic and more engagin’. He has been a bit intimidated by Okey, and has stayed his distance, but he has been definitely been more vivacious.

YAY Noah!!! Throughout the entire Nu Campaign, he has lost 3 lbs.!

Although this is the final week, we have decided to stay with the Nulo. We are big fans of the schtuff! Here’s our list of things we all like about Nulo:

  1. VERY NOMMY! I mean, really, if it didn’t taste good, what would be the point? I know I was a little hesitant that first week, as, well, ya know, I am a creature of habit. But once I got used to the different texture, I fell in love with the schtuff!
  2. Noah lost weight in a careful and healthy way. He didn’t lose it fast, which was a bit disconcerting, but it really is healthier to lose it slowly. Although this week’s loss was rapid because things finally came together fur him (exercise, feeling healthier and portion control), overall, it was gradual.
  3. All of us have shinier, softer and more luxurious fur. Even Okey, who has just been on it fur a short time, has already been feelin’ softer and her fur is gettin’ thicker. Noah’s fur used to be all matted and nasty, and now, it is much easier to get a comb and Furminator through his coat.
  4. We like the story of how Nulo was developed. The founder, Michael Landa, saw that pets of clients in his pet sitting business were having health issues related to the ingredients in over the counter pet foods, so he set out to create a food that didn’t have all the unhealthy ingredients. The food he developed is truly healthy and we trust that it is good fur us. Nulo was created out of a passion fur pets, not because someone wanted to cash in on sellin’ us crap.
  5. We like the packaging. The food comes in resealable plastic bags that keep it fresh and are good fur litter box clean-up when they are empty. Reusing bags is a good thing fur the environment, yo. We like the red Nulo boxes, too, which are a good size fur storage. They came in handy with BZTAT movin’ the studio around.
  6. The Nulo folks are top notch! They are always helpful and caring when we have questions, and they really care about us! We especially like that they send us an email that says, “Love is coming your way” each time we make an order!

Although the Nu Campaign is officially over, I will still keep ya posted on how Noah is doin’ with his weight loss. We would like to get him down at least one more pound, maybe two.

We are very appreciative of Nulo fur includin’ us in the Nu Campaign and fur givin’ us all the free food! We look forward to continuin’ our relationship with the great folks at Nulo in the future.

Just Meowin’,

The Brew

Disclosure: Nulo has generously provided free product and other benefits in exchange for our participation in the Nu Campaign to fight pet obesity. We are happy to be a part of this awareness campaign, however, all of the opinions about the product are mine and not dictated in any way by the company.

Noah and Nulo: The adventure continues.

Noah
Drawing by BZTAT

Noah’s is a face that is hard to resist, isn’t it? Humans look at this drawing that BZTAT made of him, and they just wanna go “coochy, coochy, goo!!!”

When ya see the rest of him, though, ya go, “Wow! That’s a BIG cat!”

Even after 7 weeks with Nulo, he is a big cat. His weight has remained pretty much the same, I am afraid to report. It kinda fluctuates from 19 t0 21lbs., depending on when he is weighed and when his last feeding was.

To be honest, we are not hugely surprised. He has been on prescription diets before and not lost weight. And this go around has been interrupted by BZTAT’s travels away from us on two occasions.

BZTAT has kept to the portion control while she has been in town. She is considering cutting it back a bit, but we hafta be careful about that.

Noah starts eating things he shouldn’t when he doesn’t get as much food as he wants. He likes to chew on plastic bags, and one time had to have one surgically removed from his tummy. The recovery from that surgery actually is what kicked off his weight problems.

Nulo isn’t just about losing weight though. It is about eating healthy. It is about getting exercise. It is about making sure that pets get nutrients and important food schtuffs and not all the junk that gets put into pet foods these days.

All of us are really likin’ the food now, and BZTAT is likin’ that our furs are much softer than before. She is likin’ the fact that our food is fresh and comes to us soon after it is made. It doesn’t sit on warehouse and store shelves for months before it gets to us. She is also likin’ the fact that she knows the people at Nulo really care about us and other pets.

Our customer service rep Julie made a special call last week to check on Noah to make sure he was doin’ better with his “output” issues. (He is all better now. Thanks Julie fur carin’ about how he was feelin’!)

Pet obesity is a serious issue, as it can lead to so many different health concerns for animals. We are glad to have a partner like Nulo to help us help Noah with his weight, because we know that they really care and understand the problems associated with pet obesity. We will keep workin’ with them to help Noah with this adventure.

Check out this great article on MSNBC featuring comments by Nulo founder Michael Landa about why he started the company.

Just Meowin’,

The Brew

Disclosure: Nulo has generously provided free product and other benefits in exchange for our participation in the Nu Campaign to fight pet obesity. We are happy to be a part of this awareness campaign, however, all of the opinions about the product are mine and not dictated in any way by the company.

Some Thing’s I’ve Learned Since Starting Nulo’s Nu Campaign

Brewskie ButtOK, some of this schtuff I already knew, but the Nu Campaign just confirmed it.

  1. I like to eat. I know, the first week or so I was a bit off my game. I was thrown off by the different texture of the Nulo food, and I kinda balked at it. But I am chowin’ down now. I really like the Nulo now. Nom, nom, nom…
  2. My human is a slacker. Yep, I’ve known this fur a long time, but, boy is it blindingly clear now. She kinda leaves it to us to exercise ourselves; she is not real organized at tracking our progress; and she procrastinates on doing things that she knows will make life better fur us. As much as she touts herself as a pet lover, she is learning that there is a lot that she could do but does not do to benefit her pets. Heloooooo….Can I say I told ya so???
  3. Human’s lives and cats’ lives are not always in sync. Let’s face it. Humans often choose cats over dogs as pets because cats are not as “high maintenance” as dogs. Dogs hafta be walked. Dogs hafta be let out to do their business. Dogs will tear up the place if you leave them home too long without attention. Cats, on the other paw, manage themselves much more effectively and efficiently. But cats need attention too. And we suffer when our humans put us on the back burner.
  4. Eating healthy has more benefits than ya realize. My human always wanted to put us on better food, but she did not think she could afford premium food. She also wanted to have us on something that she could just run down to the store and buy when we ran out. It is true that Nulo is providing us with free food for the Nu Campaign. My human is thinking that it will be more economical and convenient to continue with the Nulo after the campaign, though, than she originally thought. We eat less cuz it fills us up faster, so it is not as costly as you would think. And the price is pretty reasonable anyway. As fur convenience, well, she can make an order and have it to our door in 2-3 days, so that is pretty cool too.
  5. I hate GOOP. I know, you already knew that. The whole world knows it cuz I complain sooooo loudly about it. Somethin’ about that hairball remedy goop just chills my furry blood. Funny thing about eating Nulo, though. I have had zero barfisodes since I started the new food. Zilch. Now, I do not think that there is some special hairball reducin’ properties to Nulo. I am beginnin’ to think that my barfisodes were not related to hairballs, though. Don’t mean to get graphic or anything, but there usually is food, not fur, in my barfs. I am thinking there was a misdiagnosis here about them bein’ hairballs. I am thinkin’ that eitherĀ  I chew the Nulo better, or maybe it agrees with my stomach better. Whatever, I am glad I have cut down the barfin’ and have had to have NO GOOP.

I know I sometimes give my human a rough time. Sometimes it is deserved. Sometimes I am just bein’ catty. I will meow a couple of things in hers and other cat people’s defense, now, just fur good measure.

Humans are busy folks. They have lots to do in their lives, and as much as they love us, they do have other things to attend to. I get that. Truthfully, cats are pretty self maintaining, so it is to our credit that we can be left to ourselves to manage things most of the time. I am glad, though, that mine is starting to pay a bit more attention and is getting more involved with Noah’s, Slick’s, Who’s and my care. Thanks fur that Nulo! There are gonna be times where she goes outa town or just doesn’t have time to play with us, and it’s OK. Now that she has us on a regular program, it probably means that those times will be less detrimental to us.

I’ll still let her hear my complaints, though.

BTW–Noah is back down to 19.8 lbs. after going back up to 20 lbs. when BZTAT was outa town.

Just meowin’,

The Brew

Disclosure: Nulo has generously provided free product and other benefits in exchange for our participation in the Nu Campaign to fight pet obesity. We are happy to be a part of this awareness campaign, however, all of the opinions about the product are mine and not dictated in any way by the company.