When my mom and I got back from our trip and saw that Scooter had porked up some while we were gone, I suspected my brother-in-law, who has a soft spot for Scooter and slips him treats. My suspicions were based on family history. My maternal grandparents always made their dogs obese, because they couldn't resist giving them treats and leftovers.
But my sister said that Scooter kept eating Smokey's (their cat) food. She did her best to keep him away--as much for Smokey's sake as Scooter's--but little Scooter is a sneaky guy...
So, I'm correcting the record and clearing my brother-in-law's good name.
Scooter, it seems, eats like a dog.