Have you ever noticed that a cat loves to loaf around (in fact, sometimes he even looks like a loaf of bread)? It’s natural for cats to sleep an average of 15 hours a day, a throwback to their wild roots (wild cats spend a lot of time resting up in between hunts, to conserve energy). But since he’s indoors, safe from the perils of outdoor living, he’s probably not expending as much energy as his wild relatives do. And he’s probably eating more than they do, too, which can add up to one “under tall” feline, to paraphrase Garfield. But don’t despair, it’s easy to help your tubby tabby shed excess pounds.