Bart the Gentle Giant Bart was born in 2004, and when we found him had a very bad case of ringworm. Unfortunately, the treatment has left him with severe arthritis. Despite that, he is very good natured, and only gets irritable when he’s in pain. He is a bit overweight, as his painful joints makes it difficult to exercise. He loves wriggling around on the concrete path, when it’s not cold or damp. He can often be found sleeping on an old travel box just outside the front door.