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´Catasaurus Rex,´ A 21-lb
Cat, Finds a Forever Home

Yahoo! News, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/18/2014 5:30:07 PM

Pickles is not your ordinary pet. The ginormous cat measures 3 feet long and weighs in at over 20 pounds. Pickles can´t exactly leap tall buildings with a single bound, but he can touch a countertop with his paws still on the floor. "He´s so big that it´s kind of a workout to pick him up," Emily Zervos told Barcroft TV of the cat. The YouTube channel uploaded a story on Pickles, which has been viewed almost 400,000 times since Friday. "He really doesn´t know his size at all. He thinks he´s just a little kitten still." Zervos and Andrew

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King-Sized Kitty.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/18/2014 5:40:40 PM     (No. 9737546)

Gives a whole new meaning to Fat Cat....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kono, 2/18/2014 6:26:06 PM     (No. 9737583)

Yeah, it´s a pretty big cat. It´s not big enough to warrant this kind of hype, though. An ordinary adult cat tends to be between 10 and 14 pounds and is over two feet long (they measure from tip of nose to tip of tail, which can be over a foot long all by itself).

And the pic in which the cat looks largest, the man is holding it at arm´s length, straight at the camera, which makes it look like he´s holding it by his body. So the eye gauges the size by how far away it seems to be -- and since it´s a lot closer than that, the perceived size is much larger than it actually is.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hotcorner, 2/18/2014 6:54:59 PM     (No. 9737620)

Our cat Slinky is 24 pounds after the diet I have had her on the past year. This cat in the story must be her little brother because they look alike.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Raisedright, 2/18/2014 7:45:26 PM     (No. 9737664)

We found Michelin on the side of the road as an 8 week old kitten. We named him Michelin because he jumped up on our Michelin tires when we stopped for the little kitty frightened and scared at the curb. Today he is 21 lbs and a real load. A real Michelin man.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 2/18/2014 7:48:33 PM     (No. 9737670)

Doesn´t look particularly fat - just BIG! Our cats (3) aren´t big, just FAT.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lala, 2/18/2014 8:05:58 PM     (No. 9737684)

Agree. A lot of hype and perspective on photos. My Maggie, weighing in at 12 1/2 pounds, can touch the countertop with her front paws when standing on the floor. And still, as long as she is, her vet insists on putting her on a diet. I think she´s perfect.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: philsner, 2/18/2014 8:18:36 PM     (No. 9737696)

My Maine Coon weighs 16 lbs. and he has lost weight.

Big deal.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/18/2014 8:35:26 PM     (No. 9737716)

My 4 lb. Pomeranian was not impressed with the picture.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/18/2014 10:16:41 PM     (No. 9737819)

I´ve known 70 pound Labs who think they´re lap dogs.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: thewarden, 2/18/2014 11:00:16 PM     (No. 9737887)

Now that´s a cat.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/18/2014 11:04:15 PM     (No. 9737891)

Pickles seems to weigh more considering how long he is.

Black and white cats tend to be long, and Pickles is skinny compared to my cat.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/18/2014 11:14:40 PM     (No. 9737909)

Big deal. My Ghostie weighed in at 28 pounds and was on "reducing diet" for his entire 15 years. Our 75 pound Bernese/Border Collie mix was afraid of him!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/19/2014 2:09:18 AM     (No. 9737975)

That´s about the size of our Tabby, and he´s solid muscle. It´s a good thing he´s a gentle cat, otherwise he´d have a criminal record.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/19/2014 11:16:45 AM     (No. 9738401)

Now, isn´t this so much better than reading about 0bama, PIAPS or homosexuals?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/19/2014 2:49:34 PM     (No. 9738728)

This is a big cat, granted, but have you seen a Maine coon Cat? Mine is huge...he´s bigger than this one but not quite as heavy. His paws look like he used to be a lion!

From Wiki: Maine Coons are the largest breed of domestic cat. Males weigh from 15 to 25 lb (6.8 to 11.3 kg) with females weighing from 10 to 15 lb (4.5 to 6.8 kg).[18] The height of adults can vary between 10 and 16 in (25 and 41 cm) and they can reach a length of up to 48 in (120 cm), including the tail, which can reach a length of 14 in and is long, tapering, and heavily furred, almost resembling a raccoon´s tail. The body is solid and muscular, which is necessary for supporting their own weight, and the chest is broad. Maine Coons possess a rectangular body shape and are slow to physically mature; their full potential size is normally not reached until they are three to five years old, while other cats take about only one year.

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