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New Mexico fat cat weighs in at nearly 40 pounds
AP via Newsvine.com ^ | 4/20/12 | Susan Montoya Bryan

Posted on 04/20/2012 11:06:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

ALBUQUERQUE — Meow can't help but waddle. He's one super-sized cat.

The 2-year-old orange and white tabby tips the scale at nearly 40 pounds, and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is on a mission to get the feline back into shape.

Meow's 87-year-old owner could no longer take care of him, so the pet was turned over to a shelter in southeastern New Mexico that called the Santa Fe shelter for help.

"The thing with this cat is when you look at it, certainly it's obese. You see that. But it's a sweet looking cat. His face is very sweet. It's just incredibly fat," shelter spokesman Ben Swan said Friday.

Meow has been placed with a foster family. He'll be on a special diet so he can start shedding some pounds. The goal is for him to lose at least 10 pounds so he can be put up for adoption.

The shelter plans to post updates on Meow's weight loss on its Facebook page.

It's not clear how the feline was able to gain so much weight in just two years. Adult cats typically weigh between seven and 12 pounds.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsvine.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping; newmexico
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1 posted on 04/20/2012 11:07:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 04/20/2012 11:09:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; elkfersupper; CedarDave

Too many sopapillas at Sadie’s.


3 posted on 04/20/2012 11:21:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (WTFIIWNM?)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Very elderly owner probably never played with him and just kept feeding him. And feeding him, and feeding him.

I've seen quite a few older folks do this with their little dogs. They don't actually walk the dog, only let it outside in a fenced yard to do its business then let it back in. Then they feed the dog too much and too often, sometimes with table food or even specially prepared "people food" which is really not healthy for pets.

The little dogs get so big around they can barely walk, they make noise breathing, snore, and so forth.

The owner doesn't realize that they are just loving the poor little thing literally to death.

5 posted on 04/20/2012 11:38:10 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: martin_fierro

I can haz green chile cheezburger?


6 posted on 04/20/2012 11:39:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: susannah59
Very likely.

That's one reason why I have multiple cats - they burn calories annoying playing with each other.

7 posted on 04/20/2012 11:40:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tainan

A fat cat and a strong woman. What are they feeding that thing?


8 posted on 04/20/2012 11:52:54 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Tainan

Thats a Thanksgiving cat.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 11:53:27 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cat has the shape and size like those animal pillows all the young girls have.


10 posted on 04/21/2012 12:11:39 AM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: USARightSide

*chuckle* True.


11 posted on 04/21/2012 12:26:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EnglishCon

Yeah I love cats but I couldn’t eat that one all by myself.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 12:33:40 AM PDT by ReformedBeckite (1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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To: USARightSide
Pillow Pets! That was my first thought. We just HAD to have the Panda and the Penguin at our house. It's a good thing Santa found the last Panda Pillow Pet in a 30 mile radius!
13 posted on 04/21/2012 12:38:30 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: susannah59

I knew of a man in his late 80’s who was given a cat to keep him company after his wife of 62 years died.

His daughter paid him a visit a week after he’d gotten the cat and the poor old guy remarked that the cat didn’t like it’s food even after he’d added milk to it. His daughter saw that he’s been pouring milk over kitty litter. The canned cat food hadn’t been touched.

It was sad but at least the cat only went hungry for a week.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 12:40:55 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Slings and Arrows

El Gato Gordo de Nuevo Mexico?

Hmm, I may resemble that, although I’m in Tejas. :)


15 posted on 04/21/2012 1:02:06 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

Gordito Delgado?


16 posted on 04/21/2012 1:12:54 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ReformedBeckite; EnglishCon; SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
"Yeah I love cats but I couldn’t eat that one all by myself."

Bet I know of someone who could.

I hear they have a less than perfect track record when it comes to consuming companion animals.

Also here.

17 posted on 04/21/2012 1:33:14 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have a 30 lb cat named Big Mama.


18 posted on 04/21/2012 1:41:37 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Slings and Arrows

If Obama had a cat, it would look like Meow.


19 posted on 04/21/2012 1:43:41 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
If Obama had a cat, it would look like Meow.

Nope. Too much white and no hoodie...

20 posted on 04/21/2012 2:01:53 AM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It wouldn’t bother me if Missy was fatter, it would keep her from being airborne most of the time. She travels the length of the house and never touches the floor, it’s rough on things that get in her way.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 2:18:14 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: goseminoles

Obama has Michelle.


22 posted on 04/21/2012 2:19:29 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Lol.. a fat cat.. what are you doing up so early in fl time? I miss east coast nature pics. I hope to get out and about around the st. Marks refuge area this weekend. The rain may prohibit that...


23 posted on 04/21/2012 2:27:25 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Good name.


24 posted on 04/21/2012 2:33:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: goseminoles

If 0bama had a cat Larry Sinclair would be jealous.


25 posted on 04/21/2012 2:35:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Does your JRT join in the fun?


26 posted on 04/21/2012 2:39:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: goseminoles

I don’t sleep on any schedule, mostly a series of naps.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 2:48:06 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If there was a JRT here we wouldn’t have any furniture left at all.


28 posted on 04/21/2012 2:51:11 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I wish that was my life. Its a series of pain in the asses..


29 posted on 04/21/2012 2:52:44 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Slings and Arrows

30 posted on 04/21/2012 3:32:35 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Whoops!


31 posted on 04/21/2012 4:33:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: goseminoles

We should have started hanging politicians right after we invented rope.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 5:01:21 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Forty pounds at 2 years of age for that cat is unhealthy.
I have seen a bigger lean cat younger that that one though.
About 5 years ago I was taking my black Maine Coon to the vet for shots. Our vet keeps two adoption cages from the local shelter in his waiting room. In one of the cages was the biggest domestic cat I’d ever seen in my life. Cream colored, Maine Coon, fourteen months old, lean and 42 pounds. I’d have adopted it, but the wife said we already have two cats and that’s enough. I didn’t know that they made kitties that big, but the vet said they aren’t common but there are a few around.


33 posted on 04/21/2012 5:08:31 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“...Adult cats typically weigh between seven and 12 pounds...” Not some breeds! Maine Coons are one of the largest breeds of domestic cat. Males weigh from 15 to 25 lb (6.8 to 11 kg) with females weighing from 10 to 15 lb (4.5 to 6.8 kg).[17]

May be he has a Maine Coon gene in there somewhere? Then again, did someone just stuff him?


34 posted on 04/21/2012 5:29:06 AM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Each batch of rope should be tested by hanging a politician. That would bring their numbers down to a manageable size.


35 posted on 04/21/2012 6:55:47 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Adult cats typically weigh between seven and 12 pounds."

Just took my Mimi to the vet (she has chronic asthma). She weighed in at 15.5 pounds, lol.

She is a little tubbie!

36 posted on 04/21/2012 7:32:11 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hope they can get him healthy again....that’s sad...


37 posted on 04/21/2012 8:20:40 AM PDT by Fawn (This site is soooooo sloooooowwwwww)
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To: susannah59
"The owner doesn't realize that they are just loving the poor little thing literally to death."

I just have no patience with that, though. How can they NOT know they're killing the animal, unless they're stupid? It's animal abuse, plain and simple. I hate the way people treat obese cats as some kind of joke, or as though they're cute. They're neither. They break my heart.

38 posted on 04/21/2012 8:31:16 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Fawn

The article says he’s already lost a couple of pounds. Sounds hopeful to me.


39 posted on 04/21/2012 10:30:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

Orson Wells, reincarnated as Kevin Smith’s cat.


40 posted on 04/21/2012 10:31:55 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: WellyP

He could have untreated thyroid issues, but my money is on too much nom noms.


41 posted on 04/21/2012 10:33:47 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Check out the second link @17


42 posted on 04/21/2012 12:40:29 PM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: MacMattico

Pillow Pets - yes!
Similar ‘last one’ story at our daughter’s, but don’t remember now which animal.
Young granddaughters have such dramatic ‘last one’ stories!
This particular g-daughter (9) just won the mile in her division at a huge track meet . . .
(Worked that in pretty good - LOL)!


43 posted on 04/21/2012 1:55:22 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well rounded cat, but not well rounded diet.


44 posted on 04/21/2012 5:01:57 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: USARightSide
Well congratulations to your granddaughter! My older daughter just pitched her first softball game at the JV high school level and won! She's only in jr high. She also batted .667!
45 posted on 04/21/2012 10:20:44 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

“She also batted .667.”

Wow - congrats to your daughter!

A couple of happy young ladies!


46 posted on 04/22/2012 4:34:40 AM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My kitty weighs 20 lbs and ONLY eats 1/2 cup of IAMS Weight Control Crunchies daily...that’s it.

He’s just a big boy...I can’t pick him up anymore because he’s so round and soft,he is hard to hold onto!
Should have come with a handle on his back-like luggage!

The Mrs-I love my Bibby Boy!


47 posted on 04/22/2012 11:44:21 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: CT Hillbilly

As the owner of the 14 lb Deimos, I salute you.


48 posted on 04/22/2012 12:13:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’d salute you back, but my Ginormous Bibby is hindering any bodily movement except for my fingers; he is laying across me and my arms and I am peeking over him to see the screen of my laptop...

My laptop is on his enemies list...he’s already beaten it up once!

Ouch...gotta go...Bibby has spoken!


49 posted on 04/22/2012 1:37:44 PM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: Slings and Arrows

There was a fat cat named Oscar that lived next door when I was a kid. He’d sort of groan when you picked him up. But he wasn’t as big as this Meow fellow. Oh man he’s chubbeh.


50 posted on 04/22/2012 1:46:17 PM PDT by Yardstick
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