Meet Buddha, a cat whose tale has a sad start, but a very happy ending. Buddha was surrendered in August to the Metro Animal Care & Control department in Nashville, Tennessee after his human passed away. He was no ordinary feline, weighing pretty much double the average cat, measuring 31.4 lbs when he was rescued.
Penny Adams, volunteer at the Cat Shoppe/Dog Store, and the lady in the “before” picture, is helping this more-to-love lad reach a healthier weight, with unconventional methods that are proving to be extremely effective.
They started an exercise regimen for Buddha, having him walk on an underwater treadmill!
The water helps to relieve Buddha of his own body weight and lowers the impact on his joints. He’s been steadily losing weight since he started his walking habit!
Chris Achord, owner of the Cat Shoppe, said in August that “Buddha had developed a love of human food and would not eat cat food.”
Something tells me that might have been a significant factor in Buddha’s portly physique.
But, thanks to his new active lifestyle, Buddha’s on the up-and-up! In the meantime, best of luck to Buddha and the rest of his friends at the Cat Shoppe!
Happy Caturday =^_^=