Friday, February 26, 2010
Red is definately the porkiest of the two, and has been for some time now. Her ribs are nowhere to be found, and when she sprawls out on the floor for yet another long nap, her belly in all it's round glory is exposed for the world to see.
She has been on prednisone for the last two years to fight pemphigus vulgaris so we allow her a little more leeway and excuse the bulging belly as water retention. ;p Vulgaris is an accurate description of this rare disease because it is truly vulgar. It causes her immune system to attack and separate the layers of skin on her body, so a few days without her magic pill would have her nose bubbling up in blisters and the rims of her ears oozing. We figure if she has limited time with us, it might as well be a good time living in the lap of luxury with treats-a-plenty.