Here, humongous kitty, kitty, kitty / Taking hefty Herman from fat cat back to alley-cat svelte
He had always looked compact and strong, but his toughness had grown a little ... round. Whom was I kidding? He had become a huge tube, a black caterpillar with legs. Thanks to his bruiser proportions, Herman looks as if he can kick serious butt. This is not likely, thanks to a personality more like a doofus, a coot in cat form.
So I could no longer ignore the fact that my cat was getting fat. After all, people would tell me all the time when they saw him. It's amazing how many friends and relatives felt perfectly comfortable commenting about his size and even scolding me for his eating habits.