Skip to comments.Pickles The Rescue Cat aka ‘Catasaurus Rex’ Finds A Home
Posted on 02/16/2014 2:25:42 PM PST by Perdogg
Pickles the cat was once abandoned and had a hard time finding a home because of his size until he met a couple who have a heart and home big enough to take him in.
He was nicknamed Catasaurus Rex when he was put up for adoption. Weighing in 21 lbs for about 3 feet long, Pickles is larger than some dogs. Because of his enormous appetite, he was forced out of his home, looking for food scraps. But now Pickles has finally found a home and humans that love him to bits despite his size and the way he is.
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Pickles is also overweight: he needs to be put on a “catkins”diet. He’d very quickly lose all of that weight if the carbs were cut out. Cats are obligate carnivores and are not designed to eat grain or any carbs at all for that matter.
Whole ground chicken thighs, along with a few chicken livers, chicken hearts, a few supplements, fish oil, and psyllium husk powder provide nearly a perfect cat diet.
That weight is not at all unusual for Persians, Maine Coons-the article says the cat may be part Maine Coon- Norwegian forest cats, Siberians etc, they are just large cats-my Maine coon weighs 22 pounds and is bigger than my neighbor’s yorkies-not fat.
“a few chicken livers, chicken hearts”
There is a good reason my 3 are indoor cats-they would decide to go after the whole chicken, and the people next door have little bantam chickens...
He’s overall the size of our Maine Coon and at 22 lb is only 1 lb more than our cat. Our cat is definitely not fat and neither is he. He looks pretty lean for his size.
Is that a Maine ‘Coon Cat? If not...He’s just too damned fat.
Pickles is one *BIG* cat! Hope he has a long-long life with this darling big-hearted couple!
That is a magnificent Beast!!! What a beautiful Cat....so glad he found a home.
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Either that guy’s hands are bigger than his face, or that photo was taken with a wide-angle lens and with his arms outstretched, in which case the size of the cat isn’t accurately represented in that nor in the other photo below. (Where you can’t even see the guy’s hands.)
That cat looks like Patton standing in front of that flag.
Exactly right. The catkins diet also takes care of the hairball issue and feline tooth decay. I personally believe it's the answer to feline diabetes, which is on the rise.
Deceiving camera angle made to look like kitty is much bigger than he really is.Just another attention whore.
That’s a bad photo, I’ve seen 12 inch trout held up in front of a camera like that and they look like they are 10 pounders..........
Do Norwegian forest cats actually live in the woods and are there any cats left in the world who live in the wild the way their ancestors did?
For goodness’ sake! I have a healthy appetite, too!
Knuckles can take up half the couch
I needed a good kitty ping today. Thank you.
” I personally believe it’s the answer to feline diabetes, which is on the rise. “
It’s also the solution to pancreatitis, liver disease, and inflammatory bowel disease in cats. That is, if you feed your cats a diet like this, they won’t develop those diseases. Most cats won’t live past 11 years or so on a high-carb diet.
I saw on Cats 101 that they did originally-now it is still the name of the breed. Some descendants of the ancestors of our domestic felines live in Africa-they look like any brown or gray tabby reclining on a chair in your house or mine, but they are not domesticated. My tabby Midget girl was born feral, rescued, and I adopted her from the shelter, but that is not the same thing-her parents were likely domestic pets that got lost or were abandoned-she clings like Velcro, just like my other two cats that were lost pets, not feral.
I’ve been made fun of for years because I feed some cooked chicken, fish scraps etc to my cats, and choose their canned and dry food carefully, reading the labels-but 18-20 is a normal, healthy life for them-some have even been older-I must be doing something right...
I bet your cat makes the neighborhood dogs rethink their options.
Amazing kitty. He does not look overweight in the picture in Post #1.
Perhaps that is just the perspective in the photo.
Thank you for the ping and post.
Forced perspective. That dude is holding the cat out at arms' length.
Banana included for scale.
I think he’s just a big cat, and you’re welcome.
the illegal banana clip is what got 'em.
Bantam chickens. yum.
Far as we know our girls are around 13 and still going strong. One sometimes acts like she might be getting a touch hard of hearing, but inconsistently enough we’re not sure...other than that, they both act like kittens. I wish I could say the diet was something special but it’s whatever kibble is on sale any given week because that’s what we can afford.
I don’t doubt your cats enjoy it, and it’s most likely very good for them as well, but I’ve seen cats who had the best of care decline at 10, 11 and the cat versions of hardcore skid row cases who made it to their upper teens or even 20+.
I suspect genes have more to do with it than we like to think...
With the present economy, my money is very short, too-but I live in the country-I can always barter my labor for tiling a backsplash or I can bake a couple loaves of wholegrain bread for trade to a neighbor who has chickens for eggs, or a fresh free range hen, plucked and cleaned, including neck and innards for my cats and my Husky to have with their dry and canned food...
Although I buy my canine companions from a reputable AKC kennel, the opposite is true for the feline ones-I’ve never had a cat that was not a rescue-they don’t seem to have the genetic problems of purebred felines, and live long healthy lives-one exception was an orange tabby I adopted as an adult-the vet said he’d had a major head injury early in his life-he had seizures sometimes the first two years we had him, and was always somewhat fragile-he died of a brain tumor last year, but he was estimated to be about 15.
I’m sure my cats would love to hunt one-after all, it is a bird-but I don’t think those chickens get eaten-they appear to be kept for eggs and looks, but I love the little eggs, which I trade homemade bread, peppers and herbs I grow for-some of the shells have a pale greenish shade which is pretty, too.
None of mine are purebred either...I’ve owned a couple I suspect were half something, but the girls were a Freecycle deal from someone who had to move and the boys were from a pet shop that took oops litters to keep them from being dumped or sent to the high kill shelter.
Normally not too fussed about breed anyway, but cobby, fluffy, and blue eyed is distinctive enough to garner some guessing :-)
I’ve fostered cats and kittens for the local animal welfare shelter, something they like because I have a cat-friendly Siberian Husky to acclimate cats to dogs they must share a home with. Two of my three cats are fosters that I just could not let go to another home.
The vet says most cats brought to the shelter in this area are mostly some particular breed because of all the tourists here who travel with pet cats in their RV’s-my long-haired orange tabby is a lost RV cat, and likely mostly Persian-stocky/cobby, short legs, fur from hell-the Maine Coon was brought to the shelter by a tourist from up north whose wife just went off the rails-he claimed the cat was purebred-he does have the size, long coat, laid back personality and huge paws of the breed-but unlike dogs, cats are just cats, never mind the breeding or lack of it.
It’s a giant Fred the Insane unit! I hope this kitteh isn’t insane, too.
Coonies are awesome cats!
With our blue eyed girl, the original owner says the shelter had her labeled as a Siamese mix, but I have a feeling they automatically label any talkative, blue eyed cat as Siamese mix without regard to anything else. She’s clingy and gentle, and goes limp like a Ragdoll...that’s what got our guess. That and her fur is mostly right for Raggie, other than the pantaloons not being quite as luxuriant as a purebred.
Maybe he is, he just hasn’t shown it yet.
I’m worried for these good people.
They. Just. Don’t. Know. What. Can. Happen.
It starts with the wet-vac. Next thing, you’re reinforcing the roof joists and tuck-pointing the foundations. Trees are coming down and sold for firewood. You know, sometimes I’m moved to tears, to think of the things that have happened—going to happen to these poor people.....
And all the while, there sits Fred.
You two are crazy! I could not follow anything Cyber wrote. How did you, Darks? I awoke in the middle of the night laughing about you two.
We’ve been married almost 13 years. It must be a male/male understanding of the English language.
Going out to my little slice of heaven into the gardens. Asparagus, corn, potatoes, onions are calling me. Tomatoes and peppers are not yet ready to be planted. Finished my exercises...
Typing with my fingers instead of the stylus. Cyber told me it would come back after the broken wrist (plate and eight screws) and shoulder replacement healed. Yippie!!!
Fred the Insane weighs in at 17 pounds. Next heaviest cat is the sweetest one, Lightning, at 13 pounds. Just FYI.
My last cat Kearen weighed anywhere from 26 to 20 pounds.
(She was rather tubby.)
Previous cat was Mimi, a bobby domestic mix who weighed in at 22 pounds.
Mimi got herself into the space under the floor once.
Then she chattered at everyone about her wonderful new hiding spot.
“Mwooowm!” it was a rather assertive and seemingly self satisfied call.
I found her entry point, then called to her.
She poked her head out questioningly, murred, then went back into her new hiding spot.
Took me an hour to convince her to come back out.
Kearen didn’t do such things as she was too tubby to pull it off.
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