Fat cat poised to become commercial star

If you’re an animal, there are two ways to become an ad star: learn to speak Spanish, or pack on so many pounds by stealing another pet’s food that you get stuck in a doggie door. A cat in Oregon named Goliath (since renamed Hercules) accomplished the latter, and may soon appear in ads for an unnamed low-cal cat food. (Martha Stewart also wants to do a segment on him—fat cats who steal apparently being a topic close to her heart.) Famous fat cats, meanwhile, seem to have a better shot at ad deals than famous ugly dogs.

—Posted by Tim Nudd