There’s just something so adorable and likable about fatter cats, but this one certainly takes it up a notch!
Mike Wilson and his girlfriend Megan Hanneman are two cat lovers who run a company that makes wall-mounted cat furniture. This furniture is designed to help promote activity for indoor cats. They own two cats who happily test their new products. In April 2018, they decided they were ready to add another cat to their house.
Meet Bronson, which is probably the biggest cat that the two lovebirds Mike Wilson and Megan Hanneman have ever seen in their lives.
The couple decided that they wanted to have an additional family member in the home, and they visited the Humane Society of West Michigan to find a lovely feline four-footer. The staff member told them all about Bronson’s history. He was three years old and 33 pounds and his previous owner had passed away. Bronson’s previous owner was elderly, and so the Humane Society guessed she had fed him table scraps, resulting in his weight gain.
“When we first saw him, we were shocked at how big he was,” Mike said. “Neither of us had seen a cat that size before and we thought he was so cute and cuddly, like a large stuffed animal! We immediately went over to gaze at him from outside his room.”
They started to get worried that someone would adopt Bronson before they had a chance themselves, so they returned as soon as they could the following day.
Luckily, Bronson was right there waiting for them!
“We started feeling like he would be adopted in no time because of how quickly we were drawn to him. We returned right when they opened the following day and were so happy to see him again!”
When they got home, the couple started working on Bronson’s weight-loss plan. They knew that Bronson would have to lose weight slowly. If heavy cats lose weight too fast, they can get Fatty Liver Disease, which can be ꜰᴀᴛᴀʟ. It took a bit of adjustment, but Hanneman and Wilson finally found a weight-loss plan that worked well for Bronson.
Bronson was so affectionate, and sweet and was happily kneading his cat bed when they first petted him. He was the sweetest cat they had ever met and he seemed so happy to be home and have a big space of his own.
Bronson has an Instagram account with over 30000 followers so that people could follow along on his weight loss journey. Many of his followers have been willing to share their tips on feline weight loss and it’s also a place where everyone can share their ideas. The next target goal is for Bronson to lose one pound per month and he’s currently down 1.6 pounds, so he’s well on his way to a healthy life.