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Pickles The Rescue Cat aka ‘Catasaurus Rex’ Finds A Home
Love Meow ^

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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: kittyping; mainecoon

1 posted on 02/16/2014 2:25:42 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 02/16/2014 2:26:08 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

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.


3 posted on 02/16/2014 2:31:38 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Perdogg; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

4 posted on 02/16/2014 2:51:10 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Perdogg

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.


5 posted on 02/16/2014 2:59:30 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Perdogg
*MEOW!*/*roar!*

6 posted on 02/16/2014 3:05:18 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: catnipman

“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...


7 posted on 02/16/2014 3:05:33 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: catnipman

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.


8 posted on 02/16/2014 3:06:09 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Perdogg

Is that a Maine ‘Coon Cat? If not...He’s just too damned fat.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 3:07:27 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Perdogg
**Pickles' amazing personality isn't the only amazing thing about him... he's HUGE! He currently weighs about 20lbs. He is also FIV+. Cats with FIV can live a normal lifespan.**

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/28165153/

Pickles is one *BIG* cat! Hope he has a long-long life with this darling big-hearted couple!


10 posted on 02/16/2014 3:10:30 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Perdogg

That is a magnificent Beast!!! What a beautiful Cat....so glad he found a home.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 3:17:44 PM PST by DallasSun
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12 posted on 02/16/2014 3:23:29 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Perdogg

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.)


13 posted on 02/16/2014 3:29:36 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Perdogg

That cat looks like Patton standing in front of that flag.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 3:36:42 PM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: catnipman
"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."

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.

15 posted on 02/16/2014 3:41:45 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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Deceiving camera angle made to look like kitty is much bigger than he really is.Just another attention whore.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 3:43:01 PM PST by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: Daffynition

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..........


17 posted on 02/16/2014 3:48:13 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Texan5

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?


18 posted on 02/16/2014 3:50:01 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: Perdogg
I hate it when a pet takes up half the freaking couch.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 3:54:34 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Perdogg

For goodness’ sake! I have a healthy appetite, too!


20 posted on 02/16/2014 3:57:04 PM PST by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesnÂ’t get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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To: Slyfox

Knuckles can take up half the couch


21 posted on 02/16/2014 3:57:13 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Perdogg

Precious!


22 posted on 02/16/2014 3:59:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Perdogg

I needed a good kitty ping today. Thank you.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 4:41:16 PM PST by Gefn (No whammies)
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To: CatherineofAragon

” 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.


24 posted on 02/16/2014 4:43:12 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: cradle of freedom

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.


25 posted on 02/16/2014 4:44:29 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: catnipman

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...


26 posted on 02/16/2014 4:53:37 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Meh.


27 posted on 02/16/2014 4:54:18 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Texan5

I bet your cat makes the neighborhood dogs rethink their options.


28 posted on 02/16/2014 5:21:48 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Perdogg

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.


29 posted on 02/16/2014 7:31:07 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Daffynition

Forced perspective. That dude is holding the cat out at arms' length.

Banana included for scale.

30 posted on 02/16/2014 7:46:23 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TheOldLady

I think he’s just a big cat, and you’re welcome.


31 posted on 02/16/2014 8:21:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: martin_fierro
HAHA! You're totally bananas! That's the guy in the 'nana costume who was arrested for carrying an AK-47 ....

the illegal banana clip is what got 'em.


32 posted on 02/16/2014 10:15:11 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Texan5

Bantam chickens. yum.


33 posted on 02/17/2014 5:29:21 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Texan5

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...


34 posted on 02/17/2014 6:36:26 AM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

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.


35 posted on 02/17/2014 9:12:21 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Mercat

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.


36 posted on 02/17/2014 9:20:02 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Makes sense.

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 :-)


37 posted on 02/17/2014 9:16:37 PM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

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.


38 posted on 02/18/2014 9:25:32 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Darksheare

It’s a giant Fred the Insane unit! I hope this kitteh isn’t insane, too.


39 posted on 02/18/2014 9:34:33 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Texan5

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.


40 posted on 02/18/2014 10:33:06 AM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Maybe he is, he just hasn’t shown it yet.


41 posted on 02/18/2014 2:13:36 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

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.....


42 posted on 02/18/2014 2:40:39 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

And all the while, there sits Fred.
Watching.
Grinning.


43 posted on 02/18/2014 6:08:26 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Darksheare

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!!!


44 posted on 02/19/2014 10:06:42 AM PST by Slip18
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To: Cyber Liberty; Darksheare

Fred the Insane weighs in at 17 pounds. Next heaviest cat is the sweetest one, Lightning, at 13 pounds. Just FYI.


45 posted on 02/19/2014 10:09:19 AM PST by Slip18
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To: Slip18; Cyber Liberty

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.


46 posted on 02/19/2014 12:22:17 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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