When Bartholomew "Bart" Mittenfloss first moved in with us, he was a scrawny little guy. It took his tiny body some time to adjust to his new diet, and once he did, he started gaining weight at a pretty good clip. And like most scrawny kittens, the weight went to his belly first. He's starting to stretch out a little more now, but his belly is still a little big.
Having a big belly has its advantages and disadvantages. When wrestling, Bart can now easily pin his brother with a single squish. His low center of gravity makes it hard for Fielding to topple him over.
But once toppled, it takes him a little longer to get back up.
And going vertical quickly, which kittens often do, does not come easy to Bart.
Whew! That was exhausting!