Seriously, It’s a Primordial Pouch

This is a topic near and dear to my heart. Or rather my stomach. My humans make snarky remarks about it. I’ve even seen comments on social media. It’s time to set the record straight: I am not fat.

That belly flap is actually inherited from my feral ancestors. According to Cat-World, the primordial pouch serves to “protect the vulnerable internal organs in the event of a fight.” This actually comes in handy when Butterscotch and I channel our inner panthers. We wouldn’t want this blogger to get injured.

It also helps me stretch out when jumping or running, which is useful when bringing bounty back to my stash. The pouch does other neat things for this handsome feline body. I am proud of this primordial feature, one more link to the great cats who run the plains or stalk through the jungle.

Does anyone call a camel fat because of its humps? I should think not. Quod erat demonstrandum.

Butterscotch has no such pouch. He is clearly further removed from our roots.

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