Archive for August, 2008

Funny Fat Cat

August 2, 2008

Watch this fat cat try some exercise

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Top 15 Amazingly Fat Cats

August 1, 2008

Why do we love fat cats? Duh! Because they’re so cuddly, cute and fat, of course

Many fat cats have become Internet phenomenon – the web has seen several viral emails on this subject (including a famous fake one that purportedly show a monstrously large mutant cat found in an abandoned nuclear research facility, see below).

The fattest cat on record is Himmy, a tabby belonging to Thomas Vyse of Redlynch, Queensland, Australia. Himmy weighed 46 lb., 15.25 oz, and died in 1986 at 10 years of age. Fearing people will simply overfeed their cats to top the record, a fully justifiable reason, Guiness Book of Records stopped accepting applications for this record.

The average weights for adult male and female cats are 6.2 lb and 5.4 lb, respectively (with neutered cats ranging from 7 to 11 lb). So, why do these fat cats weigh so much? Sarah Hartwell explains it all here: Feline Medical Curiosities: Dwarf Cats, Giant Cats, Fat Cats.

OK, so what are you waiting for? Check out Neatorama’s top 15 list of “fat-tastic” fat cats:

Read the full list Here

How to make a harness for your fat cat

August 1, 2008

How to make a harness for your fat cat

Original guide from: wikiHow

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Want to bring your “indoor cat” outdoors? Use a harness and a leash. Cat too fat for the harness from the store? Use a belt!

Steps:
  1. Get an old skinny belt, about 1/2 inch wide.
  2. Cut about 2 inches off the end (the part that hangs after you tie it on yourself).
  3. Make a loop with the little end you cut off, and sew that together. This is your “baby loop”.
  4. String the rest of the belt through the baby loop to make your 8 shape.
  5. Bring the cat’s head through the first loop of the 8, then cross the strap over their back (through your baby loop), and loop it around their girth (behind the front legs) with the bottom part of your 8.
  6. Tie the belt with a buckle to the size you need. Make it tight enough to hold the cat (so it can’t wrestle free) but loose enough to allow for it not to choke.
  7. Clip a leash to the baby loop.

Tips:

  • Don’t use a belt thicker than 1/2 or 3/4 inch.

Princess Chunk’s origins revealed!

August 1, 2008

A 44-pound cat found lumbering around New Jersey was abandoned by a woman who said her home was foreclosed, an animal shelter official said Thursday.

The porky white cat found Saturday became a local media sensation and was dubbed “Princess Chunk”. But the animal is really a male whose name is Powder.

Since news of this chubby cat have been released the local animal shelter has received hundreds of phone calls from people wanting to adopt Powder.

The cat appeared Thursday on “Live With Regis and Kelly.” A veterinarian on the show examined it and confirmed he was indeed a male.

The largest house cat on record weighed 46 pounds, 15 ounces. It lived in Australia and died in the 80’s. Since then the Guinness World Records has dropped the category, fearing cat owners might harm their animals in an attempt to break the record.

Picture of Powder:

Princess Chunk