Sunday, January 14, 2007

Fat Cat

I'm a sucker for animal stories.

This one was floated over the local news service. Apparently in Oregon, a twenty pound stray cat was found wedged in a doggie door in a home in Gresham. The homeowner, who owns six cats, came home and saw major cat butt wiggling to free itself from the door. She guessed the overweight feline had gotten stuck trying to sneak in to steal food from the cat bowls in the kitchen.

Fortunately, after seeing the cat in a story on the local tv show, the cat's owner stepped forward to claim the pet, who had been missing for six months.

In a press release, the Oregon Humane Society added that over forty percent of the nation's cats are overweight.

19 comments:

SQT said...

Holy crap!

My cat on the other hand is quite svelt.

Holly Kennedy said...

I'm also a sucker for stories about pets. I have a Newfoundland dog and two cats who are often more work than my kids! Great post; thanks for sharing. All the best from a Canadian author.

Crunchy Carpets said...

Snort..now there will be campaign for fat cats.

I thought my mom's cat was huge....yikes!

I gotta get a pick of him....

ShadowFalcon said...

Dude that is one massive cat. I'm still conviced cats are the real rulers of earth.

Susan Miller said...

I love the look on that cat's face. And, of course, it reminds me of the original fat cat, Garfield.

The cats I have owned in the past have always been skinny and very picky about what they ate. But still they had that look about them.

Ormondroyd's Encyclopedia Esoterica said...

Six months missing and still that fat? How much did he weigh before he went missing??

Sidney said...

Even my thin indoor/outdoor cat is getting a bit pudgy, though not as big as the one in the story.

Since the weather has been chilly my cats have been demanding to eat a lot.

Lucas Pederson said...

My wife's aunt has two indoor cats and about thirty outside cats. This here is the real cat lady. She's got cats everywhere. One of the inside cats is just about as big as the one you mentioned Stewart. When asked why she has so many smucking cats she simply responds..."I haven't had a mouse problem in over ten years, you do the math."
Hmm.

DesLily said...

I have to say: many someones must have been feeding that cat during the 6 months it was gone... of course, this is only a "guess"..

Charles Gramlich said...

I think the cat had been eating Soylent Green

Stewart Sternberg said...

Thanks all for posting. I agree, that cat had been eating well while on his own; probably small dogs, or children.

Thanks for stopping by all. Holly, I will make a point of visiting you, I love my Canadian neighbors. Of course, I live only a short distance from Sarnia.

Animal postings are always the best, aren't they? People smile. No one can be offended. It's a feel good thing all the way around. How Un-Stewart.

zorak163 said...

Major cat butt? I literally laughed out loud! How was the cat missing for six months and still that large? What must it have looked like when it went missing?

SourDad said...

I'll bet it was pretty quiet in that neighborhood. Some studies show that cats eat more than a million songbirds per day . Yes per Day. I'd say this guy was doing more than his share.

Kate S said...

Wow. My cat went missing about six months ago too. Now I think I know where he ended up--in THAT cat.

Kiyotoe said...

i just saw this on one of those tabloid t.v. shows. That's just ridiculous....

funny....but ridiculous.

Crunchy Carpets said...

Oh Stewart....

check out http://weecuppatea.blogspot.com/

for a wee chuckle and insight into the world of crunch...

Helen said...

Oh. My. God. How fat is that cat?
Helen

Laura said...

God, and I thought our cat was fat. Now I don't feel so bad. Cute picture.

xXxMiss_FeliciaxXx said...

Fat cat, eh? Our outdoor cat Inu (which, yes, DOES mean dog in Japanese) is a very large cat. While still looking slim (ribs showing in the appropriate manner for a feline and a thin face), weighs close to twenty pounds. During the winter I would guess he borders 30.
I think he has some Main Coon in him, not by his looks, but his size. But, seeing as he was a stray, I guess I will never know.
And Stu, I think we ALL love animal stories.