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Eat Your Heart Out, Garfield: A Cat Weighing A Hefty 44 Pounds ...

There are 17 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jul 30, 2008, titled Eat Your Heart Out, Garfield: A Cat Weighing A Hefty 44 Pounds .... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Talk about New Jersey 's fat cats. A 44-pound feline was found waddling around Saturday without a collar in Voorhees, and officials at the Camden County Animal Shelter hope she gets a nice - hopefully, ...

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MY CAT IS MISSING

Marion, CT

#1 Jul 30, 2008
you found my cat? i have missed the fatty for quite some time! Please feed "star jackson" well, as she is very needy and quite an eater..........she started life out as quite normal....however a combination of bad diet, no exersize and a general malaise..........no interest in mice, or yarn toys..........ahhhh......she is like a member of our family........at one point we we scared beacuse she was hanging out with a neighbor cat by the name of TOONCES....and they would steal cars and drive around together........hitting up Taco Bell and Quizno's. this would happen after prolonged binges of Kat nip and bong sessions.

Since: Jul 08

Middlefield

#2 Jul 31, 2008
ROTFLMAO!
wrtaylor

Roseville, CA

#3 Jul 31, 2008
Who knows what this cat has been eating!! Goodness knows what the extra pounds are doing to its kidneys and heart. It looks abnormal and quite unhealthy and not at all cute. I guess it just goes to show that even in the animal world, obesity is not a good a thing.
The SpokesMan

Manchester, CT

#4 Jul 31, 2008
They should have named her "Jabba"
cat mom

Hartford, CT

#5 Jul 31, 2008
OMG, I want that kitty! >^..^<
McGreavy

Bridgeport, CT

#6 Jul 31, 2008
Is anyone surprised this cat lives in Jersey? They should dress it up in a track suit, that will increase its appeal.
Gloria CT Expatriate

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Jul 31, 2008
Whoever owned that poor cat is guilty of animal abuse. Shame.
Yan Can Cook

Elmhurst, IL

#8 Jul 31, 2008
Oh - he makes yots and yots of "pork" fried lice. I buy him if no one else want to be his owner.
Cat Owner of 2

Hartford, CT

#9 Jul 31, 2008
That is repulsive to me that someone could let their poor pet get that large and let it wander around the neighborhood. The poor thing, I hope it loses some weight soon, I'm suprised it hasn't had a heart attack yet....
breakdown

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#10 Jul 31, 2008
Cat Owner of 2 wrote:
That is repulsive to me that someone could let their poor pet get that large and let it wander around the neighborhood. The poor thing, I hope it loses some weight soon, I'm suprised it hasn't had a heart attack yet....
Don't assume facts not in evidence. Maybe she has some medical condition that has caused her to get that large. Maybe not, but until you know ALL the facts, don't judge. At the very least, I think it is safe to assume that she is loved. Look at her bright eyes and clean coat. She has been cared for...which is much, much more than most stray animals that end up in shelters
Chicklet

Cleveland, OH

#11 Jul 31, 2008
Could be an unchecked thyroid condition. I have a hyperthyroid cat, which means she's the exact opposite of this one. She won't keep weight on - she's about 5 1/2 pounds in spite of the Tapazole prescription and specialty wet food I feed her.

Also, something about the photo of the cat makes me think of Henry VIII.
News Flash

Rocky Hill, CT

#12 Jul 31, 2008
Looks like a typical member of Congress to me ...
DJD

Newington, CT

#13 Jul 31, 2008
Heard this cat really belong to Mooooody.
Quiet observer

Manchester, CT

#14 Jul 31, 2008
Just because the cat is obese doesn't mean it was abused. I have a 30 lb. cat and we have no clue how he got that way, because our other two cats are normal size and eat the same amount of food. We are constantly nervous that he's going to have a heart attack one day :(
Chicklet

Cleveland, OH

#15 Jul 31, 2008
Princess Chunk is actually Prince Chunk. And was dumped when his owner lost his home to foreclosure.

http://www.1010wins.com/Turns-Out-Fat-Cat--Pr...

“Miss LMHtfd”

Since: May 08

Hartford, CT

#16 Jul 31, 2008
Chicklet wrote:
Princess Chunk is actually Prince Chunk. And was dumped when his owner lost his home to foreclosure.
http://www.1010wins.com/Turns-Out-Fat-Cat--Pr...
Thanks for the link. A story I read yesterday said they originally thought "she" was a "he". Now it swings back again.

I hope that owner was not wanting to reclaim her cat. I can't believe she had the nerve to even come out and admit she abandoned the cat to the streets.
cat mom

Hartford, CT

#17 Jul 31, 2008
I don't know how someone can just abandon a pet. They are domesticated animals, they can't survive in the wild on their own. I would NEVER give up my cats. We've even made arrangements for them to be taken care of if something ever happens to both of us at the same time. That's called responsible pet ownership.

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