this cat is just fat, sorry. But it´s not ok for poor thing
A message from Mabel’s mommy:
I rescued Mabel as a stray on 9/2/05 at my university. She was alone and crying in a parking lot that was packed, as it was the night of a football game. I was afraid she would get run over, so I took her home. When I took her to the vet the following Monday, she weighed 12 pounds, and the vet was sure she was pregnant. It turned out that she had actually already been spayed. Per the vet’s instructions, I put Mabel on a rationed diet of weight-control food. Mabel reacted to this with great food insecurity, and began eating anything she could find in the floor (inanimate objects), but also gained weight while on this diet. With the vet’s okay, I then switched to free-feeding her the weight-control food, to at least alleviate her food insecurity. She continued to gain weight. She was checked out for various kitty diseases and given a clean bill of health. Knowing what Mabel and I had been through and the results, the vet told me that Mabel was “just a fat cat” and to let her be. She now weighs 16 pounds, and she is active and healthy. She has no trouble getting around and loves to play with the dog and with her feather on a stick.
Just as in people, “fat” does not necessarily mean “unhealthy.”
Don’t judge Mabel for being fat, and don’t judge me as a kitty mommy for Mabel being fat. Mabel is fat. Mabel is healthy. Mabel is beautiful. Mabel is loved.
(Source: selfconsciouscat, via lifelover981)