Is this America’s laziest cat? Laila the overweight feline plays dead on treadmill as vets put her on a dramatic weight loss regime
- Lardy Laila lies down on the treadmill and rolls over when it’s time for a workout
- Laila’s owner gives up trying to make her exercise and just rubs the cat’s tummy
- Laila goes to kitty ‘fat camp’ once a week on top of her home treadmill workout
A spoilt cat plays dead to dodge a workout to help her shed a few pounds in this hilarious video.
Lardy Laila just lolled on her back with all four paws in the air when her owner Lee Ferinden tried to get her to walk on a treadmill last week.
When Lee, from Gainsville, Florida, tried to shove the plump puss on to the exercise machine to sweat off some flab, she just rolled over and demanded her ample tummy tickled.
Pet owner Lee Ferinden tries to get her fat cat Laila to do a little exercise on the treadmill, but gives up straight away the obese kitty just rolls on her back for a tummy tickle
Elegantly decadent: Laila the cat
As well as her daily turn on the cat-walk, Laila even goes to kitty ‘fat camp’ once a week.
‘Laila was a normal-sized kitten until after we moved here to Gainesville and she was spayed,’ said Lee.
‘She started gaining weight rapidly and stopped jumping on things.
‘More than a year full of vet trips and tests, we were struggling to figure out how she could be gaining a pound a month on a strict diet.
‘We have had every test you can think of and nothing is medically wrong with her.
‘Finally we began exercising her, she’s on a strict diet and walks with her dad once a day.
‘She also goes to Fat Camp on Wednesdays at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine.’
Pampered pussy Laila lounges on her owner Lee Ferinden’s bed, with a set of hand cat stairs (left) to help her climb up
Fat cat Laila was svelt and slinky as a kitten, but has piled on the pounds since moving to Gainsville and being neutered