Friday, 23 January 2009


Eric here. A bit less of Eric than's right. Or normal. Since I've been put on that food trial (for my itchie-scratchies) not one single tasty treat has passed through my bark box. Nil. Nada. Only my breakfast and dinner munchy crunchies. Not even poopie presents from the deers and rabbits in my Royal Park. No kittie litter scrunchies have passed my lips. To sit on my hips.

Then a week or so ago I went to consult with a very impawtant skin doctor bout my itchy scratchies. More of that for another bloggie. Anyway. She was admiring my woolly wiriness when she remarked to the squares. "I'm VERY surprised how slight he is for a wire boy that's been Cat's Rated. They're normally overweight. I'll weigh him". Cruel eh? Mentioning my missing Crown Jewels. Hee,heeee!! No.No. Not the ones I wear in my Royal Park . . .

She hoicked me onto the scales. SHOCKING!!!!! I've gone and lost nearly 3lbs!!!!! Cos of nooooo TREATS. What's that about then??? Wasn't overweight to begin with. Not even a member of Jackson's Substantials Club!!!!

Crickey!!!! Clock how mini I've become . . .

and weak. Look. Can barely lift one legged in front of the other. . .

See the windmill? Here. Behind me on Wimbledon Common. No? OK. Here's another view.

Better? There's a sooper dooper Tea Stop Shop next to that windmill. Bet you're thinking did Eric get a wicked big wodge of dogalicious fruit cake ? A nice hot cup of char? A sandwich short of a picnic? Noooooooooooo. Them leggeds are hard hearted.

Drastic action required. So I've pawfected a new pathetic expression.

....with my bark box W I D E O P E N in the hope a smidgen of scrumptiousness might be dropped in. FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Think it'll work?



I can't resist... you do look weak and frail. I think the hippo or is it a sea lion face got me? I'll throw u a fish! Okay... maybe you can just smell my lips after I eat a treat so you don't get the itchie scratchies.


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The FOUR Musketeers said...

The last picture is so cute (: PRICELESS !

Gus said...

Ya know, you are looking pretty unsubstantial. I am afraid you are gonna fade away and become just another Limey Ghostie.

We will send substantial substances to sustain life.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Eric!
No treats for you??? Hmmmm... that does not sound good! With that diet you are going to disappear soon!
I am sure that face expression will work! I know !
good luck
Kisses and hugs

Agatha and Archie said...

Twinnnny,Is that you? I can barel see you...I have started my diet and am a little faint myself...EXCEPT...hee he SHE IS STILL GIVING ME TREATS!! AND>>>>>>>she is doing clicker training traing( another story we have to tell you ALL about) AND YOU GET A MILLION TREATS!! Demand the are looking like one of those fashion models...... gulp 3 ppounds THAT IS ALOT......oh the loves we lead......Love and a million.....A+A

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... the heck much do ya weigh?????????

You're wastin' away!!!! There was a faint shadow of a wire foxy in the picture...we're assumin' that's you!!

Scruffy is rather scrawny...he's around 18lbs or so...but he's all ribs...he runs and runs all day...chasin' deer...protectin' the perimeter...

So Eric...the vet really talked bout u bein' Cat's Rated??? I'm totally shocked...what poor poor dog!

Love ya lots...


Gum is gone...Mumsie came after me with the my beardie is crooked.

Asta said...

Eric my poow sweet
This is sewious..pwetty soon I won't be able to see you at all..don't wail, ow cwy..I can't believe youw leggeds awe that heawd heawted...PLEEZ FEED EWIC SOME TWEATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I yelled weally loud..I hope they heawd me,ow I'll have to go on a hungew stwike on youw behaf.
smoochie tweatladen kisses

pee ess Petey is hewe wif me and he agwees!

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Eric your fading away to nothing mate. That is border line abuse. A dog needs treats especially one as underweight as you. I think that tormented face is gonna do the trick.
Good luck.

Noah xx

Stanley said...


I don't know if you convinced your peeps, but you convinced my girl. We're arranging an aire-drop of nourishment to you there at your estate! YOU MUST BE FED!!!

If you need to you can come live with us. We eat PLENTY! And, we'll be sensitive to your itchie scratchies.

Goober love & sympathy,

Simba said...

I don't see how it can fail. is it magic windmill?

Simba x

Joe Stains said...

I do not think it will work, and only because I know how CRUEL and willful those humans can be. Why can't we just have thumbs???

Stanislaw said...

You look like you can use some meat! Mom gives my bro and me big scoops of whole-milk cottage cheese when we need to pack on the poundage. It's a great balance of calcium and protein and it tastes SOOOO GOOOOD. Pupi and I tend to err on the skinny side too. But that's okay, it just means that we get MORE MEAT!!

the 4 Bs said...

poor Eric, that's just cruel of your leggeds to not give you treats. how do they expect you to keep up your strength? you need some tasty morsels and bones and chews and food!!!!!


Dewey Dewster said...

Aw yer Bitless too???? Geez, what a prediciment that is....guess ya would lose weight without snackies.....geez, we need 'em here......get some every night about Mom know just what time they should be comin' around and cries if they're late....but yer pathetic face looks like it should pull at the heart-strings pretty well....keep it up.....ya need ta get yer strength back.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Maggie and Mitch said...

You lost 3 whole pounds because of no treats?! We will NOT let out mom read this posting under any circumstances! We don't want her getting any ideas!
We love that last picture, Eric! It's kinda like - step on his paw and his mouth opens!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Poor Eric, how will you perform your important job duties like running around like a maniac and guarding your estate with so little foodables inside of you?

I hope you have found the cure for your itchies.


Toffee said...

Oh Eric - you are so gosh doggedly handsome! Lost three pounds? No! I liked when there was more of you to love! you want me to sneak you some kitty box treats? Shhhh! It will be our secret!

Sorry that I have been absent. Mom and dad were away at a Veterinary conference for a whole week! Mom said she brought me a present but I have yet to see it.

Do you have any snow over across the big pee?
Do you have any special requests of things my mom can bring over when she is in London?

take care,
miss you!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

I'll feed you man! I've got a whole closet full of treats that you obviously need more than I do!

Holy CRAP! 3 whole pounds, that's terrible, you need some delicious snackies in your belly my friend.

I send you lots of hope for a full belly...a full belly full of treats...

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

umekotyan said...

Good evening eric of the crown.
The pinwheel turns while having being our to express our gratitude for natural energy.
There is a loud sound there.
Eric that doesn't begin to run in surprise is king dignity. :D

from loved ume tyan

Koobuss said...

Poor Eric! Being underweight must be awful This is something that I will never know. As for begging for food, I find that crying works for me all the time. Try it. Good luck, pal!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Sophie Brador said...

Eric! Guess what? My mom just had acupunture two days ago for terrible itchy scratchies, Like so bad that she has bruises all over her legs and arms from scratching. She's probably allergic to the laundry detergent and has been a scratching maniac for two weeks, but since the acupuncture, no more! Maybe that's what you need. And I'm very sorry for suggesting it, because I'll tell you, I don't want it!


Sophie Brador said...

BTW, you're so cute I just love you!


p.s. but don't tell Joe

Amber-Mae said...

Nice crown dood!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

William Tell said...

Eric, my boy, we're gonna have to break you out of there for a little scavenging romp. I know some great places to sniff around and come up with something satisfying for your tummy. Maybe roll a little in something, too. You need a pick-me-up. :)

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Chef said...

Oh my dawg, Eric! I'm mailing you some allergy-free scrumchies right away! You're just wasting away with no treats! Meany parents!!

When you have a minute, come on over to my blog - I have a couple of awards for you, my wireypal!


Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh poor Eric, 3 pounds?? How much do you weigh now? I Butchy lost 4 1/2 lbs. from the diet Mama put me on. I gained when I became hypothyroid & it took a long time to get the weight off. I never gained from being cat rated though. I'm now 22 1/2 lbs. Snickers is 20 lbs. Since we are both hypothyroid, Mama has us on a pretty strict diet, but we do get treats. Can you have greeny beans?? Tell your mama to give you some of them with your meals. You will at least feel full & they are good for you. We also get yogurt, can you have that?
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Bae Bae said...

Aw.. I hope you get lots of treats soon. We wouldn't want you to be too thin

~ Bae

Molly and Taffy said...

Oh dear Eric, If you carry on losing weight at this rate we will not be able to see you if you stand sideways.

We know that eating establishment by the Windmill is fabulous as we sometimes walk on Wimbledon Common. Have to say we never receive a morsel of food either.

Hard done by we are, definitely hard done by!!

Molly and Taffy

Asta said...

Deaw Wally Wednesday
Thank you fow youw good you think enid could be one of my bwidesmaids, ow does Ewic have hew banished?
My joke was pwetty tewwific given the hoomans weaction, but I don't wemembew what it was, hehehe blush
wheeley smoochies Myrna

Fenway said...

Eric...You look as buff as Rocky Balboa! The diet agrees with you and IMHO you should stick with it.

Food causes a LOT of scratchies and the doc knows best. In fact, since I've been raised on raw food and extra good kibble, I never suffered from scratchies like my predessor did. And I hardly EVER get treats...maybe some desiccated liver when I'm training.

Good eating, my little Square Friend!

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Eric,

Now that you're lean and mean, I'm suwe you won't have to wowwy about getting the evil eye fwom a kitty.

xxx Asta (Oz)

Asta said...


Petey went home today..I'm lonely..I so wish I could have gotten Bawt as my Bwuddew, but It's not to be. Auntie Jane is looking gweat! we wewe so welieved.
The fuzzbwat didn't huwt Petey..Petey can weally speak up when he has to, hehehe

Myrna is in such a tizzy, she' dwiving me cwazy
I miss seeing you
love and smoochie kisses