With the overwhelming amount of data with which we humans are subjected concerning the benefits of remaining slim to remain healthy and energetic, I am wondering and concerned about what it is about fat cats that many people find humorous.
From what I have observed on the Internet, there are folks that actually take great pride in their overweight cat's appearance and publish their cat's photographs and even share videos of them.
Perhaps they are throwing out the gauntlet to win the title, "The World's Fattest Cat"? Is there such a great disparity in human's and feline's health needs?
Maybe the folks who find overweight cats entertaining are not aware that these cats are at great risk for Diabetes, heart conditions, kidney failure and other serious diseases.
So why are these people bragging about their obese cats? I don't get it at all. If our two cats spend too much time hanging out on the couch watching ANIMAL PLANET, I get worried. They are bored and even possibly somewhat depressed because I may not be paying enough attention to them. I take the hint!
Cats have very specific nutritional needs , fresh water and plenty of exercise. Not only will that aid burning off those extra calories, but it is a great opportunity for bonding time with our felines. There are so many fabulous toys on the market to choose from which will entertain cats and their servants for hours on end.
Watch the video "Fat Cats Rule" from SourApple2008
After I watched several videos featuring "chunky cats" I was not surprised to observe that they all had very high "hits".
I purrsonally still don't understand the reason for their popularity, do you? What are your thoughts about overweight cats? Leave a comment and tell us.