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Meet Meatball, The Fat Dad Cat Who Was Eating More Than His Share

Hong Kong couple Daphnie and Koon Wah, are cat lovers and are loving parents to Meatball, ‘the cat with a dad bod’.

Meatball isn’t their only cat as Daphnie and Koon Wah share their home with four more cats: Mochi, Meatball’s partner, and their three little kitties, Bunny, Pepper and Nugget.

Meatball started to eat more than his share when the kitties were old enough to eat solids, taking food from his kittens’ bowls.

Meatball’s daughter, Pepper, is picking up her father’s bad habit of eating more than her food portion. Oh dear.

Daphnie and Koon Wah had to come up with a clever idea to keep Meatball and Pepper from overeating. So the couple created partitions, with space just enough for one cat to squeeze in.

Daphnie said:

“Koon Wah built partitions to separate them during mealtimes. We also had some fabric from some sake wine we bought in Japan and I sewed these to the front of each partition”

The cats can now peacefully eat on their own without fearing that Meatball or Pepper will eat their share.

The father and daughter are still chubbier than the rest of the cats, Daphnie and Koon Wah are hoping that this trick will help them reduce and go back to a healthier size.

Meatball, ‘the cat with a dad bod’.

Meet the Meatball family.

In the photo below, Meatball is the cat sitting at the topmost, Mochi is the one on the floor. The three kittens are on the center of the photo, Nugget is the ginger one, Pepper is the one with the darkest fur and Bunny is the one on the right.


Their most favourite time of the day is mealtime.


The father of the cat family, Meatball, eats more than his share.
Pepper is picking up on her father’s bad habits! To stop Meatball and Pepper’s bad habits, Daphnie and her husband, Koon Wah created partitions to separate the cats during meal time.



The partition was initially made from cardboard, but the couple made a new one out of wood. Now, each one of them can eat in peace!



The food cubbies can fit one cat comfortably.



Daphnie sew fabric from some sake wine they bought from Japan to the entrance of each of the cat’s cubbies.

Problem solved. The cats are now back to their usual playing, napping and staring at people activity.


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