Ok, so now I'M the one in tears. You are truly a beautiful person TiggerShakira!
I also have a big fat cat, Diego. He is Petey's brother. He eats all of his food, then nudges Petey over and finishes his and then heads down the hall for Mindy's food. I've learned to take their food off the floor when the other two are done eating but Diego has found someone in the neighborhood who feeds the stray cats and he's moved in on her territory now and is fatter than ever.
God bless you for taking care of Muffin the way you did. Your heart is shining through. As the song goes "Bless the Beasts and the Children"