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41-pound cat named Skinny up for adoption in Texas
siouxcityjournal ^ | September 21, 2012

Posted on 09/23/2012 12:50:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Don't be fooled by the name: Skinny the cat is one hefty feline. And all 41 pounds of her needs a home.

A Dallas-area animal shelter has cared for the 5-year-old orange tabby since getting a call about a stray in a yard about a week ago.

Kim Chapin with Richardson Animal Services said Friday that Skinny's "very sweet" _ and the largest cat she's seen in 21 years with the shelter.

Not surprising. U.S. government growth charts show Skinny weighs about as much as the average 4-year-old child.

Chapin says Skinny appears healthy except for being overweight and likely having diabetes. Blood tests have been ordered.

Chapin says somebody apparently had been caring for the cat but officials aren't sure who owned the huge kitty.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; kittyping; texas
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1 posted on 09/23/2012 12:51:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
I'd take it, but the kids borrowed my furniture dolly.

/johnny

2 posted on 09/23/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: humblegunner

Gunner!

We’ve found your soulmate.


3 posted on 09/23/2012 12:54:57 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: JoeProBono
Poor skinny should try the new saran wrap sauna weight loss program.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 12:54:57 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

5 posted on 09/23/2012 12:56:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

6 posted on 09/23/2012 12:58:13 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

If your pets are overweight chances are the owners are too.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 12:59:08 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: JoeProBono
I'm NOT going to say it...
NOPE! .... not me...
8 posted on 09/23/2012 1:03:50 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: central_va

RACISM!/s


9 posted on 09/23/2012 1:04:56 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: JoeProBono

Chapin says Skinny appears healthy except for being overweight and likely having diabetes.

The new normal.


10 posted on 09/23/2012 1:06:32 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: JoeProBono

Michelle needs to go after Little Friskies.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 1:07:07 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Daffynition

That is cruel and I would be ashamed to show and tell any one I did that.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 1:07:09 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Huskrrrr

The way people talk nowadays defies description. Except for that dead stuff, you’d be alive and well!


13 posted on 09/23/2012 1:10:16 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Daffynition

14 posted on 09/23/2012 1:10:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Huskrrrr

15 posted on 09/23/2012 1:15:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Mega-magnus Feline Ping.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 1:17:17 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Daffynition

LOL, reminds me of the cat mummies I saw at the British Museum.


17 posted on 09/23/2012 1:19:01 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: shibumi

18 posted on 09/23/2012 1:21:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I can not imagine a domestic cat weighing 41 pounds. Mine weighs about 7 pounds and her food dish is always full.


19 posted on 09/23/2012 1:24:50 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: JoeProBono
All you need to know about Hippos and Cats.
20 posted on 09/23/2012 1:25:58 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: JoeProBono

Regarding Post #15.

Note the extraordinary development of the mandibular structure.

(These jaws were made for munchin’. And that’s what they’re gonna do...)


21 posted on 09/23/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Daffynition

that is sick, where do you live, I’m turning you in you barbarian


22 posted on 09/23/2012 1:32:57 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!


23 posted on 09/23/2012 1:40:06 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: JRandomFreeper

I am sure they could find some nice Asian family to adopt him.

I hear they like cat.


24 posted on 09/23/2012 1:44:52 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Daffynition

What kind of sick person would do that.....that’s so heartless....i hope whoever did that suffocates to death. They can’t breathe. Why would you post such a shocking photo?


25 posted on 09/23/2012 1:48:53 PM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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26 posted on 09/23/2012 2:01:59 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JoeProBono

27 posted on 09/23/2012 2:16:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: shibumi

28 posted on 09/23/2012 2:24:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: yldstrk

29 posted on 09/23/2012 2:27:03 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: mass55th

30 posted on 09/23/2012 2:28:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JoeProBono

Another pound and the little darlin’ would weigh three stones.


31 posted on 09/23/2012 2:41:04 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What is more unseemly that the sight of Chris Matthews groveling before his own self image?)
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To: Daffynition

Thats funny


32 posted on 09/23/2012 2:42:06 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Fawn

33 posted on 09/23/2012 2:47:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

is this cat for real or fake?


34 posted on 09/23/2012 2:54:06 PM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: JoeProBono
He looks like a original,real life model for the comic strip 'Garfield'.

He wasn't so cute in 1978
35 posted on 09/23/2012 2:59:49 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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36 posted on 09/23/2012 3:02:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: t1b8zs

Ditto.


37 posted on 09/23/2012 3:02:19 PM PDT by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: Fawn; Daffynition

38 posted on 09/23/2012 3:06:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Dear me! What have you been eating, my little cat? You are so fat.

I ate the gruel and the pot and the old woman, too, and Skohottentot and Skolinkenlot and five birds in a flock and three girls dancing and the lady with the pink parasol. And now I am going to eat you.

39 posted on 09/23/2012 3:29:44 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: Fawn

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat a cat. I too have some thoughts about what kind of person would do that, and what they deserve.


40 posted on 09/23/2012 3:37:19 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very chubby kitty ping...


41 posted on 09/23/2012 3:43:52 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks just like my neighbors 2 cats. HUGE things, but very sweet. She limits their food in take, feeds them diet cat food, and it makes not difference, weight wise.


42 posted on 09/23/2012 4:59:03 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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43 posted on 09/23/2012 5:03:01 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JoeProBono

Turn that thing into bio diesel.


44 posted on 09/23/2012 5:05:03 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: central_va

We picked up a sad chihuahua last year, bit overweight, starved him for months trying to help him lose weight, he kept gaining. He has a host of health problems, including hypothyroidism and environmental allergies. Meds to help with those conditions increase his weight gain. 4 other dogs completely normal. Sometimes it is a health problem.


45 posted on 09/23/2012 5:10:54 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: ican'tbelieveit

How about some nice fried kitty yum yums?

46 posted on 09/23/2012 5:17:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Twotone; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

47 posted on 09/23/2012 7:50:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition; Slings and Arrows

We’ve had more than a few cats over the years, but every last one of them left the peas behind (and licked clean) if there were peas in the cat food.

I love you, Daffy, but the living-mummy cats in saran wrap kind of gave me the creeps. I certainly hope that they were immediately released after the picture was taken. Since it was probably a found picture (?) on the Internet (?) I know it’s not your doing though.


48 posted on 09/23/2012 8:14:15 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Daffynition

good golly daffy, thats the funniest one i’v see in a while
bleh....


49 posted on 09/23/2012 8:15:10 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: JoeProBono
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50 posted on 09/23/2012 8:24:26 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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