Using the tried and true method of “weigh self holding cat, then put cat down and weigh self, then subtract,” I was aghast to discover that Chaplin now tips the scales at almost 17 pounds.
I put him on the “weightloss/hairball control” formula of cat food when he hit 16, and while he stayed at 16 for a while, I can’t figure out why he’s suddenly started gaining again.
The only thing I can think of is that since I’m now home to notice that his food dish is empty as soon as he finishes with it, I might be feeding him more.
Still, it explains why I fear my ribs are going to crack whenever he comes and sits on my chest.
I’ll have to keep a better eye on his food, otherwise I’m going have to get him a little kitty treadmill.