It's Not Your Fault that You're Fat!

Maybe you saw my recent post (Facebook and Instagram) with this picture of Morty, who was a real charmer with the ladies until his death two summers ago. 

Morty had a normal kittenhood without any metabolic or weight problems. But something changed a few years into his adulthood. He started getting extra fluffy around the middle. Yep. And was hungry all the time. Uh huh. He started eating frequently and gaining weight so quickly that we had to ration out his food and keep it hidden away most of the day. I get it! And that’s how poor Morty became “Mortifat."  

And then there was our other sleek, 
slender feline, Pepe. Never a fat day in his life. Never interested in eating more than he needed for basic fuel. Never had to think about cutting back on food, or how his paunch was getting in the way of cleaning his lower half, or how impossible it felt to jump higher than the couch. He was a fit specimen of a cat...

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