Picture of monumental domestic cat

I have described this grey tabby domestic cat as ‘monumental’ because the style of the photograph and the subject matter gives me this feeling. It is because (a) the cat is very obese and (b) the photographer used a slight telephoto lens which compresses the perspective which in turn gives that monumental, statuesque appearance. It is as if the cat has been carved from granite like a monument.

Picture of monumental domestic cat
Picture of monumental domestic cat. The picture is by Ian McGlasham/Alamy Stock Photo.
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Most cat owners are, by now, aware of the domestic cat obesity crisis. We are told that there are too many overweight cats which drives another crisis: feline sugar diabetes. That’s on the rise too. Sounds familiar? It should because it reflects what is going on with humans. There is a connection. It is not coincidence. I’ll leave it to you to figure out and in the meantime here are some articles on domestic cat obesity:

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