Our family pet, Snickers, is a very thin cat. She couldn't get fat if she tried. Now, mittens, who lived to age 13, enjoyed a robust weight of 20-22lbs most of his life. And there's nothing like a fat cat story to get a television news anchor to lose it while doing a 'fluff piece'

This is a story about a cat attempting to lose weight through swimming. In the video you'll be introduced to Holly, a 13-year-old overweight cat from Northern Virginia who is an indoor cat that doesn't get much exercise. So why is the anchor laughing? Is it out of the sheer ridiculousness of the story or at the admittedly hilarious site of the poor cat swimming. You decide.