Fred was adopted from a local animal shelter by veterinarian Marcia Riedel, at the time weighing in at a whopping 29 pounds. Still, Riedel soon discovered that the cat’s personality is even bigger than his waistline.
“I found that he prefers to roam around the clinic as the official greeter, rather than live at my house with its lack of constant exposure to admirers,” Riedel told The Dodo. “Fat Fred believes that humans are meant to serve him food at all times.”
The cat’s greatest trick, perhaps, has been convincing people that he’s eating for more than just himself.