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tidy rabbit
Dec. 19, 2008, 11:20 AM
Who has the fattest barn cat? I think I might. I'll weigh and measure him and provide a photo after lunch. I think he may be a record breaker! :)

yellowbritches
Dec. 19, 2008, 11:24 AM
The one that is sitting next to me right now is pretty rotund. It's a little embarrassing. :eek:

lesson junkie
Dec. 19, 2008, 11:30 AM
One of our kitties is named Jerry Garcia.

JoZ
Dec. 19, 2008, 11:47 AM
Our barn kitty Fog is pretty chubby. He doesn't mouse -- clearly thinks it's beneath him. He is a big love, though, and knows when someone sits down and makes a lap, no matter where in the barn you do it. Exhausted after moving bedding pellets and sit on the ledge for a minute to catch your breath? Yep, here comes the lap kitty! SURELY that is why you sat down?!

The three career mousers are pretty lean. Ash is somewhere in between... great mouser but also a tubby lap kitty.

Arcadien
Dec. 19, 2008, 11:53 AM
I think I'll put my Sadie-cat in this contest, though she is really an inside/outside cat. Her nickname is "Bowling Ball". As in a large, round, heavy, black object on paws. It is embarrassing... but I have too many cats to limit her feed, so is going on being a fat furry Bowling Ball on paws until she croaks! ;)

Luv my kitties,
Arcadien

CanTango1
Dec. 19, 2008, 12:43 PM
Ill get in on this , Not my cats but at my grandmas barn she has a main coon that is close to 21lbs. Showed up one day as a kitten and just kept growing and growing and growing ......

And at the barn where I board there is a gorgeous cat who is close to 17 or so.

oh, and these are the most loveable do anything , follow you around like a dog, come when called cats. Its almost hilarious how dog like and cuddly they are.

amdfarm
Dec. 19, 2008, 01:04 PM
Orphaned barn kitten turned into house cat is a big boy, but he's not the heaviest. He doesn't really look fat, except for the tummy that wobbles back and forth when he walks. He has a ton of skin that sorta hangs. He's in the 16-17lb range. He's the best lap/bed kitty ever and is very dog like. Comes when called, growls at strangers that come to the door, etc...

MHM
Dec. 19, 2008, 02:44 PM
I used to have the greatest indoor/outdoor cat. His weight would fluctuate with the seasons. In the summer he would get out and get some exercise, but in the winter he would get pretty round. He was a light brown tiger, so in his chubby stage, he looked like a raccoon.

He also liked to curl up on the couch, but underneath the blanket that covered it, so I had to warn people not to sit on him by accident.

He would come at a dead run from across the field when I called him, and he liked to walk up and down the rafters of the indoor ring when I was riding. I'd hear a meow, look up, and there he was, following me.

He was a wonderful cat. :sadsmile:

pines4equines
Dec. 19, 2008, 02:56 PM
We have a very fat barn cat who is an outside only cat. (One of four barn cats.) And she is so fat that the vet looked after as she wobbled down the aisle with her belly swinging this way and that and said, "That's a barn cat?" She's pretty obese but the best mouser and fast! Who knew?

RiverBendPol
Dec. 19, 2008, 05:02 PM
Our Thomas is massive. Orange tiger. Last weight was 19 lbs.

tidy rabbit
Dec. 19, 2008, 05:37 PM
Okay, I'm off to weigh Fatty patty. He wasn't available at lunch, but he doesn't miss a meal so I know he'll be there waiting for me now!

tangledweb
Dec. 19, 2008, 05:42 PM
I don't know his current weight, but I submit Exhibit A:
http://flickr.com/photos/lauraxthomson/3079554485/

chaltagor
Dec. 19, 2008, 06:25 PM
How many of you with obese cats feed them a corn-based diet?

danceronice
Dec. 19, 2008, 06:30 PM
I present Jet, the ex-barn-kitten. His mother was a ca. 6lb shorthair. Father some unknown fly-by-night. Or a bobcat.

Jet weighs 20 lbs. While he is chubby, much of that is sheer bone mass. ANd probably hair, too. THe last time he was in for a checkup the vet said "That's okay, Maine Coons are big" and I had to remind her that he isn't a Maine Coon, no matter how much he looks like one! She said he is just a naturally very hefty boy. (He was always the biggest in the litter by a significant margin.)

tidy rabbit
Dec. 19, 2008, 06:31 PM
Okay I weighed Piper. He only weighs 13 pounds. He's half the cat I thought he was!

GoneAwayFarmCT
Dec. 19, 2008, 06:43 PM
I have a candidate: the aptly named Polly-dactyl, who we recently renamed Polly-load. She bulked up for winter. . . and kept going. I've got her on a diet, and am making her follow me around rather than carrying her <G>.

amdfarm
Dec. 19, 2008, 06:50 PM
That's okay, TR, maybe he's having a skinny day. :winkgrin:

Here's a pic of my PHAT cat! :) As you can see, he doesn't look that fat, but when laying down stretched it's hard to tell and he's a very long kitty. This is a bit of an older pic, too. The smaller cat next to him currently weighs about 12-13lbs. He's a wannabe Bengal w/ his pretty spots.

http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/amdfarm/biscuitmouse1024.jpg

Going to go look and see what the base is in their food. Yep, first ingredient is ground corn, then chicken by-product, etc. I feed The Goodlife Recipe and they love it. I don't consider my cats obese either, they're healthy and very active.

2 tbs
Dec. 19, 2008, 07:00 PM
Me! Me! Me!

Well, he's not mine but he's the farm's cat. He was a house cat until 2 months ago. His "dad" passed away and his "mom" didn't like him so he got booted :( Thankfully he came to our farm where he is loved regardless of his, um, plumpness ;)

Allow me to introduce Cecil. He is a 25 lb cat that should not weigh 25 lbs! The only pix I have are from my cell phone but here you go:

http://w113.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/mandylion11/Cecil/2c58d1f6.pbw

It's hard to take pix of him cuz he's just the friendliest thing and comes right to you for scratches as soon as you get on his level! I have a ton more pix but they all look more or less the same - a large blob of fur with a super cute face :winkgrin:

Lilykoi
Dec. 19, 2008, 07:02 PM
Um, we have one that's so round she has trouble with some personal hygiene. I think she
is eating the horse's food.

Tasker
Dec. 19, 2008, 07:10 PM
I humbly submit our Oreo for your consideration.

His daily duties include - supervising all lessons, terrorizing all other cats and the dogs and lounging about.

We'll hop on the scale tomorrow but at a guess I'd say he's pushing 20 pounds or so...the photos are from the summer when he is at his fighting weight due to the heat. He definitely has a seasonal weight gain with the colder season. :lol:

amdfarm
Dec. 19, 2008, 07:17 PM
Oreo is beautiful, despite his size. Very pretty kitty.

Tasker
Dec. 19, 2008, 07:23 PM
Thanks amd!

He is the Assistant Trainer as he supervises all of mom's lessons and greets all the students. :lol:

He is also remarkably fast for as big as he is! Occasionally he comes into the indoor when we are loose schooling and has to scoot down the longside to avoid getting squashed. (you would think that he would learn to stay with us or stay OUT) :rolleyes:

But he can outrun a 17 hander when pressed into action!

sk_pacer
Dec. 19, 2008, 08:17 PM
Well, I WAS going to submit the Three Stooges - Fatso, Porky and Bucket Arse - and Fatso's rotund grandson Bhudda Belly for consideration, but they seem rather petite by comparison to some of the pics. The Three Stooges are just massive cats, fairly tall and heavy boned to begin with and now winter fat to make them more massive. Fatso is heavy enouh to cause positional asphyxiation of he sits on your chest right; has to be close to 20 pounds, Porky is close, but Bucket Arse is a don't pick me up type of cat, but visually he is really round. If there was a contest for fat kittens, Bhudda Belly would be a shoo-in: his tummy is so fat and round that he walks with a three way swagger...the middle swaying east and west when he goes south.

Renn/aissance
Dec. 19, 2008, 08:23 PM
I humbly submit for your consideration... Michi.

Originally named "Mini," he quickly grew out of his name. He came to us via my friend Ada, whose neighbors had started with a few cats and never spayed or neutered, leading to 50 feral cats around the place, who would inevitably die of illness or get in the road and be hit by cars. (There is a special place in hell for these people, who decided at the end to just set out poison to eliminate the cat problem.) Ada would catch the kittens that she could lay hands on and adopt them out. Michi came to us at four weeks old, and we fed him pureed chicken and broth in a little jar lid. He drank out of a tiny tupperware. He fit in the palm of my 9-year-old sister's hand.

Well, now he is not so little. He lives outside with our other barn cat, and together they police the place for any member of family Rodentia. They each get a cup of dry food twice a day (we have neighbor cats that join ours for meals), and anything else they want to eat, they can hunt. In the winter Michi spends more time in the house than usual, and bulks up, but when we kick his pudgy butt outside in the spring the weight always melts back off.

Not this year.

Miich has expanded over the past year from an 11-pound cat (reasonable, for his size) to 16 or 17 pounds. I assure you, he is not big boned. He is FAT. We have puppy gates in the house to keep the dogs out of certain "no-chew" areas, and tonight, when Michi tried to get over the puppy gate which is secured firmly to the doorframe, he couldn't heave his bulk over, chested it, and knocked the whole gate down.

Miich is the one for whom the saying was invented, "The lights are on, but nobody's home." (I don't think there were ever any lights on for him, but I digress.) Aside from taking three years to learn that me in a baseball cap is exactly the same as me without (remember, I fed him as a wee kit) and not skittering off, he runs into walls because it doesn't occur to him to stop, and he is also quite afraid of cameras. So no recent pics, I'm afraid, but a before and after sequence for you.

Michi as a kitten: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2qnv408&s=5 (That's my little sister's hand.)

Michi a year ago. That isn't all fluff, guys. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2iw7ls1&s=5

Sing it with me guys-- HE'S A BRICK HOUSE!

Or maybe... MIICH'S GOT A BIG BUTT AND I CANNOT LIE.

MHM
Dec. 19, 2008, 09:22 PM
Michi as a kitten: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2qnv408&s=5 (That's my little sister's hand.)

Michi a year ago. That isn't all fluff, guys. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2iw7ls1&s=5



Awww! Look, he's using the striped chair for camouflage. :lol:

I'm loving all the kitty pics. :cool:

Tasker
Dec. 20, 2008, 07:34 AM
Hmmm, Michi & Oreo - that is too close a call to make. :)

Puddin Pie
Dec. 20, 2008, 08:48 AM
amd farm: they are beauties! We have a smaller version at home, a mere 9 pounds, but similarly marked.

I don't have a picture of the barn fat cat, but Gnocci at the barn is a real tubber. She is a reasonable mouser (at least the ones down low, as she doesn't jump well), as evidenced by the presents she leaves. You know the picture of the "mad bluebird" where it is all fluffed up? That is what she reminds me of-all gray and fluffy. We had a 16 pound house cat that defied all diets. My friends just sold their store in GA-the "store cat" tigger who was well over 20 pounds came with the store when they bought it and was conveyed with the store when they sold it. I guess he was a fixture (sorry, couldn't resist).

2DogsFarm
Dec. 20, 2008, 09:52 AM
My little Indy doesn't qualify - she's 5# of Verminator who bulks up to maybe 6# for Winter when she assumes her bowling ball shape.

I had a cat who was also small but her littermate (owned by a friend) grew to over 20# - like another poster mentioned he would use one paw to hold his belly aside so he could get to his "parts"
We think that litter had more than one father.....

Renn/aissance
Dec. 20, 2008, 03:39 PM
My little Indy doesn't qualify - she's 5# of Verminator who bulks up to maybe 6# for Winter when she assumes her bowling ball shape.

WOW! Talk about the itty bitty kitty committee! Is she full-grown?

Green Acres
Dec. 20, 2008, 05:22 PM
Chesney who is supposed to be our barn cat looks huge but he actually isn't as big as some of the ones mentioned here. I think he weighs in around 12 lbs but he is quite large. Even his head and feet look big!!! But he really isn't a barn cat as he ignores any rats. But there isn't a grasshopper or cricket within 200' of the barn.:lol: He will catch an occasional mouse but I think he just plays with them and lets them go.

But Chesney is really more like a dog. He follows me from the house to the barn, comes when he's called, sits in the windows of the stalls and watches me clean stalls. He even goes to the neighbors with me when I go ride in the ring. Then he comes home with with me. He sleeps in a cat bed in the garage in the winter and on the patio by the pool in the summer. Oh and in the summer time, his water dish is the pool!!! Here is a picture of him doing what he does best, rolling around in the dirt/grass and being plain ole lazy!!!

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2j5b02v&s=5

Oh yea, and Chesney was named after Kenny Chesney, the country singer. :winkgrin:

Who's next...I love seeing everyones barn kitties and hear the stories about them.

tidy rabbit
Dec. 20, 2008, 05:34 PM
WOW! Talk about the itty bitty kitty committee! Is she full-grown?

I have one who is a year old and weighs 4 pounds! She's so tiny and WILD! She's the best cat ever, our house cat.

lwk
Dec. 20, 2008, 05:49 PM
Here's Goldie.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v650/leekirk711/goldieakarotunda.jpg

aka Rotundo.

She is not a big cat but she is very very wide in the middle. But she still goes up trees after birds!

Calvincrowe
Dec. 20, 2008, 06:02 PM
Exhibit B: Pooh. AKA, Fatty, Fatty, Pooh Catty. Fatty fatty pooh by four...you get the picture. She will go out to the barn, so that almost makes her royal fatness a barn cat. She weighs in at....19 pounds!! Looks like a "tick cat"--tiny head, BIG body, black tabby in color.

She was mowed as a kitten, along with her sister, by a brushhog. Farmer saw the carnage, and rescued Pooh and Fizz. I acquired them by being friends with a vet tech (always a mistake if you have a farm and a soft heart). She had grand mal seizures for a year due to head whackage, but finally out grew them. She forgets that she's eaten, and will eat until she throws up. Good times! But, she's funny, vocal and holds down the bed quite nicely. If only she could groom herself...:no:

Cody
Dec. 20, 2008, 06:52 PM
My vote goes to Rocking Horse Stables in Altoona FL, Frito....he's another one that doesn't mouse. But allows the dogs to deflea him. Go figure. His cohort, Cheeto, now she's a mouser and not nearly as large as him. The next time I'm over at the barn I'll weigh/measure him.

Cody

JER
Dec. 20, 2008, 09:01 PM
My fat cat, Chairman Mao, weighs about 18 pounds and looks like a sheep with his winter coat. He has a huge mane too.

He was a fat, lazy kitten who never changed (his sister had short hair, weighed 8 lbs and hunted all day long). He's been on a strict diet his entire life (no grain, portion control) and still manages to elicit gasps from visitors. When he lies down, he looks like Jabba the Hutt. On the plus side, he's extremely cheerful and talkative.

I suppose I can't really call him a barn cat anymore as he's been sleeping in the basement till the barn work is finished. Although he's free to roam outside, he's now basically a troll who maintains a dog-scaring chokepoint at the bottom of the stairs.

Seven-up
Dec. 20, 2008, 09:26 PM
I'll play. Mine aren't exclusively barn cats, but the orange one does follow me out to the barn. Does that count?:D

Nala is a mini-fatty. She's tiny, only about 9 lbs., but she looks like she ate a softball. She never looked like this until we got her fixed. We joke that they left some surgical instruments in there. When she runs you can see her gut swing from side to side when you're behind her.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e287/hunterjumper77/Horses131.jpg

"Food goes in here."
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e287/hunterjumper77/Horses132.jpg

She blends in with the floor, but you can see her roundness.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e287/hunterjumper77/Horses134.jpg

This is Noel, who is an inside only cat, but I just had to show off her voluptuous-ness. This kitty has hips. She's about 15 lbs.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e287/hunterjumper77/Horses136.jpg


And I think Bucket Arse might be the best cat name ever. :lol:

Edgewood
Dec. 20, 2008, 10:42 PM
Well, most of our strictly barn cats are either in good weight or slightly over weight. But one of our ex-barn cats who is now a full time house cat is pretty voluptuous

She only weighs in at 11.5 lbs, but she is ROUND.

This is her budda belly pose

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2596202930098184669KVSIrh

In comparison with the other ex-barn cats, now house cats

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2277315200098184669mBiqoC

linquest
Dec. 20, 2008, 11:50 PM
Love the names Chairman Mao and Michi!

Is "Michi" short for "Michelin Man"? :lol:

Edgewood- in the bottom picture, fat kitty looks like she's holding court from her throne :D

LaBonnieBon
Dec. 21, 2008, 12:16 AM
Wow! I knew my cat was big, but I did not know he was THAT big. He was 28 lbs in August/Sept when he was last at the clinic. I swear there must be something in the water here....

Here are some pictures:

http://inlinethumb47.webshots.com/43822/2161185520099994541S600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/9456/2172359570099994541S600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/41215/2450500490099994541S600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/44857/2768742780099994541S600x600Q85.jpg

Seven-up
Dec. 21, 2008, 12:18 AM
Wow! I knew my cat was big, but I did not know he was THAT big. He was 28 lbs in August/Sept when he was last at the clinic. I swear there must be something in the water here....

Here are some pictures:

http://inlinethumb47.webshots.com/43822/2161185520099994541S600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/9456/2172359570099994541S600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/41215/2450500490099994541S600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/44857/2768742780099994541S600x600Q85.jpg



OMG I think you win. :lol::lol::lol::lol:

2 tbs
Dec. 21, 2008, 01:00 AM
Wow! I knew my cat was big, but I did not know he was THAT big. He was 28 lbs in August/Sept when he was last at the clinic.

28 lbs??? :eek: And I thought Cecil was huge at 25!

At least your cat looks like a solid 28 lbs not a wiggly squishy blubbery mass ;) Not that it matters much-28 lbs is 28 lbs! :yes::cool: So I agree-you win!

We are hoping to return Cecil to his ideal weight of about 13-14 lbs. Right now he can't come to stop when he runs - he has to down shift and "waddle" until his feet can support the pressure of stopping his weight--his belly swings to and fro which makes his butt go in circles--it's really beyond funny to watch!! :lol:

MHM
Dec. 21, 2008, 01:51 AM
http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/41215/2450500490099994541S600x600Q85.jpg



I LOFF that picture!!! :lol::lol::lol:

LaBonnieBon
Dec. 21, 2008, 10:22 AM
I LOFF that picture!!! :lol::lol::lol:

Isn't that just precious!! Thank God I had my camera in the barn that day!!! I submitted it for some barn buddies contest with Southern States... :)

LaBonnieBon
Dec. 21, 2008, 10:35 AM
My cat's name is Teddy, but when there are no kids around we call him Fat A$$. He's the COOLEST cat!!! I got him from a friend of mine who developed a bad allergy to cats. He is quite destructive in the house (strips wallpaper, ate her checkbook, ate pages out of a book, ate drywall, carpets, you name it... he ate it). Since he was not a candidate for being placed, I offered to take him as a barn cat but warned her that he may not stick around. HA! He has not left a 50 yard radius of the barn!! He was 30 pounds when I got him.... made him diet and got him to 24 the first summer. I let him pudge up for the first winter here and just let him stay at the pudge stage because now he's got more muscle!

Here is his summer haircut that he gets. It's called the "Kitty Hawk" (thanks cov!). He was about 24-25 pounds in this pic...

http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/42825/2096999480099994541S600x600Q85.jpg

MHM
Dec. 21, 2008, 01:10 PM
Here is his summer haircut that he gets. It's called the "Kitty Hawk" (thanks cov!). He was about 24-25 pounds in this pic...

http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/42825/2096999480099994541S600x600Q85.jpg

Another great picture! How many people does it take to body clip a cat?!? :eek:

LaBonnieBon
Dec. 21, 2008, 11:06 PM
Another great picture! How many people does it take to body clip a cat?!? :eek:

1 person
1 bottle of wine
1 big shot of ace

:winkgrin:

MHM
Dec. 21, 2008, 11:12 PM
1 person
1 bottle of wine
1 big shot of ace

:winkgrin:

Is the ace for the cat or the person?

How much ace would you give a 30 pound cat, anyway?

amdfarm
Dec. 21, 2008, 11:58 PM
Welcome, Tasker. Too funny! He sounds like a great cat, despite being a slow learner. :lol:

Thanks, Puddin Pie! I love them to bits.

Here's a couple pics from this morning, one w/ the dog for size comparison. He looks bigger here and will always be bigger than the dog!! :winkgrin: The cats rule him well. He's just a mere 10lbs.

http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/amdfarm/12210905.jpg
http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/amdfarm/12210907.jpg

I think we've all got a nice bunch of barn/house kitties.

MHM
Dec. 22, 2008, 12:14 AM
http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/amdfarm/12210905.jpg


All together, now: Awwwww! :)

amdfarm
Dec. 22, 2008, 12:22 AM
LOL, thanks!! It didn't last long. Dog quickly moved once the cat woke up and gave him the evil eye for clearly being way to close. They have an interesting relationship. :)

camohn
Dec. 22, 2008, 09:07 AM
WOW! Talk about the itty bitty kitty committee! Is she full-grown?
We had one fat one........then he suddenly got wormy and very skinny. After a good deworming he is now back to "normal" weight. Being as how it is 10 below zero with the windchill today I am sure he wishes he was still fat.......
We also have a Mini Verimator. Ollie (Oliver Twist...as in orphan)
turned up as a probable drop off on the doorstep.........a teenie thing (probably a litter runt to start) whe grew up to never be very big.........
I can vouch for impressive size of Oreo.......

lindasp62
Dec. 22, 2008, 10:54 AM
Here is Orange Kitty a few years ago. I taught him to give me "high five". He is now MUCH fatter...15 pounds. He is now recovering from a leg injury and the recent immobility has made him look like a huge Orange Blob! But, he is still cute!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33620503@N06/3127693393/

Classic Melody
Dec. 23, 2008, 12:15 AM
Ok, he's not a barn cat, but he would love to be one.

My cat on a typical day.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/sudevans/Max/madmax.jpg





((a friend did the 'shopping.))

amdfarm
Dec. 23, 2008, 01:00 AM
Ok, he's not a barn cat, but he would love to be one.

My cat on a typical day.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/sudevans/Max/madmax.jpg

((a friend did the 'shopping.))

ROFL!!! All he's missing is the remote and a recliner! :lol: Too funny.

MissintheSouth
Dec. 23, 2008, 01:51 PM
Our "barn" cat, Buddha, weighs in at 26lbs. I don't have a picture of him on my computer, darn it.

He was given to us as an adult kitty to hunt the mice in the barn - he was pretty much just dropped at my BO's doorstep. His former owner failed to mention that he was declawed, overweight and has something wrong with his voicebox so he can't pur or meow (he squeeks).

He is totally useless as a mouser but he catches the occasional lizard I assume by sitting on them since that's his only real weapon.

My indoor cat, Felix weighs about 22lbs last we checked. He is too cute though and despite weight loss diets and forced excersize (by my skinny athletic cat who always wants to play), he hasn't lost much weight since we adopted him.
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/adrianne195/Felix.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g248/adrianne195/disgrunteled.jpg

gloryeyes
Dec. 26, 2008, 12:54 PM
Well, I WAS going to submit the Three Stooges - Fatso, Porky and Bucket Arse - and Fatso's rotund grandson Bhudda Belly for consideration...

:lol: :lol: :lol:

My favorite Fat Cat names are Tubbetha and Fatty McPlumpers.

2DogsFarm
Dec. 26, 2008, 01:41 PM
WOW! Talk about the itty bitty kitty committee! Is she full-grown?

Sorry to get back to you so late - but, Yup - Ms Indy will be 4yo in late June of '09.
She & her larger brother came to me on the 4th of July 3 years ago as teeny kittens wandering up my driveway.

He was an orange tabby, she's a gray & white DSH - so he got named Day and she became Independence (get it? - I am sooo clever).

Sadly he became roadkill at about 6mos old and Indy, who was never the more affectionate of the two, turned into a lovebug.
Er - at least to humans & horses.
She is a ferocious mouser/moler/birder/bunnyer - often dragging in half-grown rabbits near her size.

Ride'emCO
Dec. 26, 2008, 11:51 PM
ate pages out of a book, ate drywall, carpets, you name it... he ate it

Tsk...He was HUNGRY! GOSH!!!

Teddy totally wins. Biggest cat I've. Ever. Seen. Actually, he weighs 12 pounds more than both my dogs put together. :lol:

But he's such a luv! :p