Picture of the Day: The Fat Pet Epidemic

I suppose I could have tagged this image as competition for overweight pets. It seems that pets are facing the same kind of obesity epidemic that humans are. The story comes with a hilarious gallery of fat pets. And when the Dow skids another 500 points there is nothing like fat animals to make you feel better.

I suppose I could have tagged this image as "nature photography," but I don't think nature ever intended for a cat to look like this. The first news story I clicked on this morning was about an English charity is sponsoring a "biggest loser" kind of competition for overweight pets. It seems that pets are facing the same kind of obesity epidemic that humans are. The story comes with a hilarious gallery of fat pets. And when the Dow skids another 500 points there is nothing like fat animals to make you feel better. That's another reason photography will help us through this crisis.--David Schonauer