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  • Who has the fattest barn cat?

    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!
    Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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    The one that is sitting next to me right now is pretty rotund. It's a little embarrassing.
    Amanda

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    • #3
      One of our kitties is named Jerry Garcia.

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      • #4
        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.
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        • #5
          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,
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          • #6
            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.
            Ride it like you stole it....ohhh sh*t

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            • #7
              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...
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              • #8
                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.

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                • #9
                  Hay

                  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?
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                  • #10
                    Our Thomas is massive. Orange tiger. Last weight was 19 lbs.
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                      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!
                      Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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                      • #12
                        I don't know his current weight, but I submit Exhibit A:
                        http://flickr.com/photos/lauraxthomson/3079554485/

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                        • #13
                          How many of you with obese cats feed them a corn-based diet?

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                          • #14
                            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.)
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                              Okay I weighed Piper. He only weighs 13 pounds. He's half the cat I thought he was!
                              Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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                              • #16
                                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>.

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                                  That's okay, TR, maybe he's having a skinny day.

                                  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/r...tmouse1024.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.
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                                    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...l/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
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                                      Um, we have one that's so round she has trouble with some personal hygiene. I think she
                                      is eating the horse's food.
                                      Lilykoi


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                                      • #20
                                        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.
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