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Shadow and Chewy!!! Shadow is a bit younger in these pics. He is a lot larger than Chewy now!

Shadow and Chewy!!! Shadow is a bit younger in these pics. He is a lot larger than Chewy now!

Let me tell you a little about Shadow and Chewy. Chewy was a rescue dog, that I got from a customer that shopped in the store that I managed at the time. She had him with her while she was shopping. He was just sitting in her shoulder bag because he was so tiny! The smallest, little, frail thing ever and before you knew it, she and I were discussing his future….with me possibly!?!? I had no intentions of getting a pet but seriously, I just melted for him! So here he is three and a half years later and he is as happy and content as can be, and very loved.

Then Shadow came along. Oh Shadow……I have an extreme soft spot for Shadow…….. he is super special to me. First, he is just gorgeous!!! Look at the pics……..maybe I am biased to some degree, but he is a handsome devil 🙂 So a little about Shadow………. Shadow was a kitten I rescued from my best friend. We were coming home from a conference at work and she had told me about a couple of kittens they had found in their backyard and that they were the right age to be adopted. Now, I said that I would take a look but I really had no desire to adopt one and as far as I knew, I was not taking one home. That was until I held little Shadow for the first time. I swear he just sat right in my hands and stared at me forever……I just fell in love with him. I had looked at each of his brothers and sisters, but I just clicked with Shadow. I brought him home and the rest is history!!! Take a look at the pics. These are my favorite little guys ever! They are amazingly loveable and they are a huge part of our family!!!

One of my Favorite Pics of Shadow!!!

One of my Favorite Pics of Shadow!!!

Another cute one!!!

Another cute one!!!

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Follow Shadow “The Cat” On His Weight Loss Journey with Hill’s Science Diet 10 Week Turnaround! #PerfectWeight #AD

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the
word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight 10 Week Turnaround, but Deliciously Savvy only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.


Shadow is enjoying his journey to lose weight so that he can be healthy, happy and active. He is such an amazing cat and I knew that this would be perfect for him because Shadow began this weight loss journey at 5.6 pounds overweight. Did you know that an extra 5 pounds for a small dog is like a human carrying an extra 30 pounds! No wonder my best friend was slowing down on me and napping a lot… that is a lot of extra weight!

Here is Shadow at the start of the Hill’s Science Diet 10 Week Turnaround Challenge:

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This was Shadow weighing 15.6 pounds. He is still the most amazing and gorgeous creature I have ever laid eyes on BUT for his breed he should be at the most 10 or 11 pounds. I really had no idea just how much extra weight my little guy was carrying around! He is amazing and I want to have as much time with him as humanly possible. There are many more pics to come so that you can share Shadows weight loss journey with me. Make sure you have pics of your pet as well…. regardless of whether or not your pet needs to join this weight loss challenge…. because the memories are priceless! I would be lost without him! He makes my day, each and every day!

Shadows weight loss journey began the beginning of March. You may have seen my first post for Shadows weight loss journey about a week and half ago and it has been an amazing thing to behold. If you did not see it, check it out HERE. Hill’s Science Diet sent everything Shadow would need to be successful in the Hill’s Science Diet 10 Week Turnaround Challenge. They sent all of the food, educational literature on your pets shape and their ideal weight, as well as a handy 10 Week Turnaround Challenge Weekly Weight Tracker!


You Too Can Take Advantage of Hill’s Science Diets 10 Week Turnaround Challenge! They will have Hill’s Nutritional Consultants visiting PetSmart and Petco locations across the country to share information about Science Diet’s Perfect Weight and the 10 Week Turnaround. They will be handing out the Weekly Weight Trackers so be sure to stop in and grab one when you are there! Hill’s Science Diet’s Perfect Weight Formula is extremely successful and it is proven that 70% of pets lost weight within 10 weeks of using it! That is HUGE! If you are worried about your pets weight and overall health…. you need to get them into this weight loss journey with Hill’s Science Diet’s 10 Week Turnaround Challenge.

Check Out Their Weekly Weight Tracker HERE & Join In the 10 Week Weight Loss Challenge With Your Amazing Furry Friends!


The first week of Shadows weight loss journey, he had to be transitioned into Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight. This is a week long process and is necessary so that your pets stomach does not get upset from the change in food. This is the chart for your reference….

HillsPerfectWeightTransitionChartShadow really took to this food. I was really scared because he is super picky but I did not need to worry at all. Hill’s Science Diet makes a delicious tasting food for all of your pets needs and Shadow loves it. He is totally transitioned and has been eating Hill’s Science Diet’s Perfect Weight Formula for about 10 days now.



  • I have created a feeding schedule for Shadow to help him with his weight loss journey and I need to stress that he is staying fuller longer and asking for food less. Shadow seriously has always been very vocal in letting me know he wants “more food” but that seems to be a thing of the past since he switched to Hill’s Science Diets Perfect Weight Formula. He is not running to the food bowl regularly because he is not as hungry. So simple and so awesome!
  • Shadow has been much more active. When Shadow was a little younger he used to sprint through the house when I was cleaning and he used to go crazy with his cat toys and the pointer laser…. but the last year or so he has simply not been as active. I am seeing the difference already! I was cleaning and vacuuming the house the other day and for the first time in a long time…. Shadow was sprinting and getting so excited! I pulled out his laser pointer and he went crazy! I loved it !
  • Shadow is looking amazing! His coat is super shiny as compared to about 2 or 3 weeks ago and I am amazed. Seriously…. my husband was away for work in Miami for a week and he came back yesterday and said Shadow looked a little thinner and his coat was super shiny. It is so true!
  • Shadow has lost some weight already! Seriously! I weighed him Friday and he was 14.7 pounds! He began this journey at 15.6 pounds and has already lost close to a pound! In only 10 days! That is huge for him and I know the results are not the same for all but with the extra playtime, the change in his diet due to this fabulous product and the change to his eating habits overall (Well….my education of proper feeding levels and not giving into the “treats” each and every time he asks me)… the difference is amazing! I still reward him with a few treats once a day and he still lost the weight thus far! He seems happier, shinier & is definitely healthier too!

Silverline photos 5555Make sure you make time for Playtime! They love it and it is so much fun and a great bonding experience!

So Do You Have A Pet That You Love? I Am Sure That You Do Because You Are Reading This Post. So If You Are Worried About Their Weight and Overall Health… Take Advantage Of This Challenge and Help You Furry Friend To Live a Long, Happy and Healthy Life!


  • Joyce Alexander

    Oh my goodness! I know what you mean about melting for your Shadow. As I was reading your article, I was just picturing in my mind how when you said you were holding him in your hands & he was just staring up at you. It so reminded me of my first meeting with the love of my life & best friend Buddy, that it just brought tears to my eyes…tears of happiness for the both of you & the both of us. Well, I guess tears for everyone that gets to experience that special connection with a rescue…I’m feeling the love

    • mcushing7

      Thanks so much for your fabulous message that you left me1 I am going to update pics for my savvy pets, so check back soon! Glad to have you here! Thanks 🙂

  • April Farley

    Awwww! They are 2 cutie pies! You are a very good picture taker! I too have a kitty and a doggie. They are the bight spots of my day! No matter how harsh my day has been . My 2 fur babies make me smile. You should post more pics up of these two sweet hearts!

  • micheleash1961

    OMG You have 2 of the Cutest Pets! I surely hope they get along with each other! I have 2 dogs, Shih Tzu’s 1. Maxie, we got for free because the breeder was looking for a good home for her and she was so little and cute that we just couldn’t resist! 2. Summer, we rescued her from the SPCA Shelter. When we walked in, she was the smallest dog in the place with a huge cage and she was matted and all her bones were sticking out! I looked at my husband and said “I’m not leaving this place without her!” and we didn’t leave without her! We have no idea what her birthday is or exactly how old she is. We celebrate Summer’s Coming Home day instead of a birthday! Believe me, she is no longer that skinny boney little matted dog any more! These 2 girls are my “fur babies” and I couldn’t love them any more than I already do! They are definitely part of our family! I really think that People who love pets will always treat them like family! I’m sure that you spoil the 2 of yours as well! Thanks for sharing your photos of your “fur babies” with us! They are adorable and are loved and that’s the best thing in the world for them!!!! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

  • mcushing7

    I have to add pics to this page! You have to see shadow now! And Chewey! Thanks for all of the lovely comments! They are like my kids!

  • lostlenore1970

    I have a tuxedo cat like shadow (only older and MUCH bigger) that trotted up to me at a yard sale as a kitten and simply couldn’t be left behind. I love dogs too, but life without cats would be hollow and strange. It’s wonderful when we can give a home to a creature so beautiful yet vulnerable. Thanks for the smiles!

  • joan tazisalady

    They are adorable. It’s 100% true that they pick the right people for them. And they come into your lives at the right time even when we don’t realize we need them too. I have 3 pound puppies now, Snap (beagle) is 8, Ace (Chihuahua/terrier) is 4, and my dads christmas gift last year Cece (Chiug- chihuahua/pug) is gonna be 3 in 2 weeks.

    • mcushing7

      There is nothing better than a rescued animal! I think they appreciate more when they are given love because of whatever they went through in their early years. Your pets sound awesome! I do not know what I would do without mine and can I tell you a secret….. I snuck my tuxedo cat Shadow home because my hubby is anti cats…. but no LONGER! He loves shadow and he is so very cool! I love the independence that cats give off….:) But he is so loveable too! In the winter I have a blanket that I put at the end of my bed just to get him to sleep with me…. it is an old Nautica blanket that he goes crazy for. He actually kneads it for about 5 or 10 minutes before plunking down and sleeping. It is a given… it is the “get my cat to love me tool!” It works every time!

  • Tami F.

    They both sound like wonderful pets that you enjoy a great deal. Thank goodness you rescued Shadow and Chewy from a terrible fate, bless you.

  • micheleash1961

    Thanks for sharing your pets with all of us! I have 2 “fur babies” at the moment and I couldn’t love them more! Maxie we got for free 6 years ago this past Summer and she was part of a litter that a man who my Oldest daughter knew from bartending at the Moose. He asked if she knew of anyone who would take one of the pups and love it unconditionally. Of course, my daughter said “yea my mom and dad”. He set up a day and time and we met them at the Moose and that was it. She was ours, we fell in love with her on the spot! My other baby is Summer, we rescued her from the SPCA and when I saw her in that huge cage with all those big loud dogs all around her I was freaking out. She was so skinny that her bones we sticking out and she was matted all over. I took one look at my husband and said “I’m not leaving this place without her!” So, the rest is history! We will have had Summer 3 years this coming June. We have no idea when her birthday is, so we celebrate her coming home day as her birthday! Pets are so wonderful! They love you unconditionally and they are always there to make you smile! These girls are my babies and they are family! Just like your cat and dog are your family. I guess you have to be a pet person to understand that. Some people think that we are nuts the way we baby our girls, but to us, it’s natural! Your 2 are simply adorable and I’m glad to see they have a terrific home! Again, Thanks so much for sharing your “babies” with us! I truly do appreciate it! Michele 🙂

  • lindamanns

    Shadow and Chewy are so cute. Shadow is the perfect name for your cat. I hope Chewy doesn’t chew on everything for you. I had a boxer once that chewed one of my new dining room chairs because she was mad we left her. Thank you for sharing.

  • Ronald G

    We have a rescue rabbit (the teen is working part-time after school because she wants to be a vet and brought it home) We also have a 5 year old golden retriever…guess who is dominant…though they actually love each other

  • Ronald G

    Though your pets are cute..we have a Golden Retreiver with the greatest attitude and 2 rabbits who all think they are human

  • Fee Roberts

    I rescued my cat when she was 3 weeks old from this guy who was going to take her to the pound. She wasn’t weened yet, so I had to feed her with a syringe. She ended up over weight during the time I’ve had her; all my fault, because I felt bad for her hard start to life. She had a hard time eating food. When she finally got the hang of it, I overfed her. I finally put her on a diet and she’s now fit and healthy according to my vet. She’s going to be 4 years old next month.

  • carissa joslyn

    My diamond and Patchleigh are in need of going on a diet. Diamond was 5 lbs her whole life until she got fixed when she was 6 then she gained and now is like 12lbs. she’s fatty!

  • Elizabeth

    I can see why you have a special place in your heart for Shadow…she is so beautiful! I love black & white cats…I’ve heard that they are smarter than the average cat 🙂 Your little Chewy is a cutie, too! They are so lucky to have such a caring Mom, as I’m sure you in turn feel lucky to have them!

  • Debbie F

    Aw 🙂 so cute.

    I’ve switched my cat over to a homemade raw food diet (with all the necessary supplements) because he definitely needs to lose a few pounds.
    Even though I love his big belly, I know it’s not healthy for him.

  • Sally Wilsey

    I too have rescued animals. 1 dog and 4 cats. I would not part with any of them. They are the best animals and so loving and a joy to have around.

  • Robin Creager

    Love your Tuxedo cat Shadow..He reminds me of the cat I used to have who was a tuxedo and also named Shadow..she passed away back in 2000 from a tumor. Miss her! Your Shadow looks to have quite the personality..lol

  • Maryann D.

    I had a wonderful cat a few years ago. We had him for over 11 years before he passed. He was so special to us and actually found us by coming to our home. I can’t wait to be able to get another cat one day.

    • mcushing7

      I had to comment because I am touched y your comment. I could not imagine the day my Shadow is not with me and a true Furry BFF is hard to find. I love him and cannot imagine the day that he is not with me. They are special a you will find your next Furry BFF when you least expect it. Shadow is special and was a unexpected new addition to our family and I love him so much. Good luck to you. 🙂

  • Elizabeth Tarlow

    Wow, Shadow and Chewy are looking good!! I need to look into getting Science Diet for my 2 Kitties. Great review, Thanks!!

  • Maryann D.

    I do agree with you about how loving and special cats are! I don’t really think most people know what personalities that cats can have and how much love they give to us. I didn’t realize until I had one. I know you are right that when the time is right and I least expect it, I will get another wonderful little furry friend for my family. For now I have the wonderful memories and we still talk about the fun things my “Rainbow” did.
    Thank you!

  • Christina Strapp Lambert

    Good job on the weight loss with him, very tough to do. Being a vet tech, I saw a lot of overweight animals and their animals just can’t commit to change their diets and routines.

  • Debra Holloway

    They look so healthy. Much of this comes from being fed a healthy diet and being loved. They look like they get along well together to creating less stress on them.

  • Ann

    I like the pictures of Chewy & Shadow. Shadow is a big cat. Thanks for the Science Diet pet food information and how Shadow made out with eating it and feels better now.

  • Pamela James

    Always love to hear when people adopt or rescue babies. So many out there needing homes & rescue’s will love you for life & adore you always 🙂

  • Dotty J Boucher

    They are both beautiful , I love hearing stories around other people and there furry family, I love my two cats I adopted or should I say they adopt us. Beautiful story..

    • mcushing7

      It is true! He is so cocky…. but I wanted to say he also so loveable… but man does he strut his stuff knowing he is handsome… it does not help that I tell him all of the times. 🙂

  • Julie Waldron

    My daughter has a cat named Cosmo. She’s getting married next month and if she can, she’s taking him with her when she moves. I’ve never been much of a cat person but I’m kind of going to miss him.

  • Sarh S

    Aww what a cute little kitten! We have FIVE cats! Yes, totally crazy… and I’d love to get a big dog, but not sure I’m ready for the responsibilities of being a dog owner… cats are so much easier!

  • Lisa Coomer Queen

    Your pets are too cute! We have two dogs and my daughter has 3 cats that she says are our grandchildren! Love them all. Great post. A lot of good information here.

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