This adorable cream-coloured cat is on a diet to lose weight and we’re obsessed with his journey.
Gentle giant Bronson weighs a whopping 33 pounds and has been on a goal to lose 1 pound a week
Owners Mike Wilson and Megan Hanneman found him at a local cat sanctuary where staff told them Bronson’s previous owner had passed away. They suspected that his owner had been feeding him table scraps which led to his weight ballooning.
Mike told Bored Panda: “We went in to meet him and instantly fell in love. I remember my cheeks hurting from smiling for so long.”
But that wasn’t the couple’s only surprise – they discovered that three-year-old Bronson had extra fingers as well as very pronounce thumbs.
Since bringing the moggie home, Mike and Megan have put him on a strict diet of just 375 calories per day to ensure he maintains a steady weight loss.
He also plays with his toys to burn calories.
Mike told Bored Panda: “His absolute favourite toy is a tomato filled with catnip, which he likes to attack, bite, and kick with his back feet.
“He’s the sweetest cat we had ever met and he seemed so happy to be home and have a big space of his own.”
Due to his current weight, the couple have found it’s difficult to pick Bronson up for fear of hurting him so they place a pillow underneath him to cushion him.
Bronson has already lost 1.6 pounds – you can follow his road to a healthy life on Instagram.
We wish him the best of luck!