Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Fat Cat


It's not Cat Blog Friday, but I couldn't resist this story about a 33-pound cat in China, with a 31-inch waist.

This 9 year-old fat cat eats 6 pounds of chicken and pork a day and, surprisingly for a feline, doesn't like fish.

Go here for the rest of the story.

14 comments:

Sar said...

Damn! That's how much my little one weighs and she an 4 yo human (yes, well, I suppose saying my little one and human in the same sentence is a bit redundant but you get the point).

Jen said...

Yikes!

Jay Noel said...

Sar, your 4 year old only weighs 33 pounds? You need to feed your child!

Seriously, that's like the Chinese Garfield. 6 lbs a day? They should name this feline "Dang Yu Fat"

cube said...

sar: I assumed since you were a pump, your little one would be more along the line of a small, flat sandal ;-)

I don't remember what my girls weighed at 4, but I think Phoenix thinks you should feed your child 6 lbs of chicken & pork.

phoenix: LOL. Very good. The best I can do is this cat's mama can call him Wonton Son.

jen: That's what I said when I saw it on TV. Yikes!

Jamie Dawn said...

FAT cat! That is TOO much!

Sar, my babies each weighed about 30 pounds when they were one year old. I'm a fan of fat babies, but NOT enormously, fat cats.

Minka said...

Yeah, they had it in the news here and I juts couldn´t believe how people can do such a thing to their pets. I mean all sorts of ailments are in store for that cat. Poor thing. It upsets me!

cube said...

monika: I agree. It is sad. This poor cat can't even climb up onto a couch without a boost. Cats should be lithe & graceful.

birdwoman said...

saw this on the news. Totally yuk. Eating all that bird meat.

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cube said...

Yes, it is a fowl thing indeed ;-)

Anonymous said...

this is sad and pathetic. it is obvious that this is just another form of animal cruelty/neglect/abuse. how much could this owner care for his cat? give me a break! Poor thing!

Anonymous said...

I would like to agree with anonymous but we had a cat that similarly weighed 34 lbs and we had him tested for everything. The vet finally said "he just likes to eat". Unfortunately, as this cat will too, he died of a heart attack.

cube said...

Yes it is sad. Heart disease, diabetes, kidney disorders, etc. are very likely for this cat. But then it has lived a happy life for 6 years...that's a lot longer than other cats I have known.

Catman said...

I have a 33 pound cat. He is currently healthy he is 5 years old. The vet has done tests and could find nothing but a slow metabolism. My cat has been on restricted calorie food for 3 years now. He seems to gain 1 pound every year. I dont feed him anything but that food. The doctor said he could put him on a diet but then I run the risk of having his liver failure. The doctor even suggested that since the cat is healthy and very mobile that I just keep doing that I am doing to avoid the risk of liver failure.

Anonymous said...

Oh my!!! Oh my !!!!
That was the cutest, FATEST, cat i've seen in all my life! Honestly speaking that cat eats more than my two daughters combined. hehehe
I salute the owner of that FAT CAT !! For the care and patience he has put into such a feline!! Im surprised the cat is so healthy !!! More power to you CHINA and the way you take care of your pets !!!