China Fat Cat?


33 pounds with a 31-inch waist.

The Discussion: 20 Comments

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February 21, 2006 @ 8:05 am | Comment

The only fat cat in China who isn’t a paid up member of the CCP.

February 21, 2006 @ 9:07 am | Comment

That is really sad.

As the article states, cats that are allowed to maintain an over-weight lifestyle usually end up with a host of related illnesses.

Unfortunately, the cats obesity seems to be more of a novelty for the owner.

February 21, 2006 @ 9:17 am | Comment

I have a HUGE cat. He’s not fat like that, but sort of a weird panther mutant – though he does have a big gut. Kind of like the defensive line of cat-dom. I don’t know why he is as big as he is. He doesn’t eat that much, I feed him low cal food and he runs around a lot. Good thing he’s mostly nice because he’s kind of scary….

February 21, 2006 @ 11:15 am | Comment

I have a cat that looks really fat until shedding season. It sheds in sheets. The first season I thought there was something the matter with it but the same thing happens every year.

February 21, 2006 @ 11:37 am | Comment

Gordon’s right. That is one unhealthy cat that will probably have a miserable life in the future.

Poor thing….

February 21, 2006 @ 12:01 pm | Comment

You might just have a breed of cat that you’re not familiar with  
I had a grey/black striped cat, Mister Max. His average weight fluctuated between 18 – 21lbs and he had a huge gut that almost seemed to drag on the ground at times. I was afraid that perhaps he might require a special diet or have health problems that I wasn’t aware of so I took him to the vet and that’s when I found out that he was actually a breed of the Egyptian Mau. He was the smartest damn cat I’ve ever had.

February 21, 2006 @ 12:17 pm | Comment

My cat is pretty fat and lazy but nothing like that! As a previous commentor said, that cant be healthy.

February 21, 2006 @ 12:56 pm | Comment

If I’ve done this right, here’s Spike. I think you can pick out which one he is…

February 21, 2006 @ 3:27 pm | Comment

I’m fat and lazy. But I’m not a cat.

February 21, 2006 @ 6:30 pm | Comment

My God, Lisa!

He seems to have the expression on his face as if to say “hey, are you gonna eat that?”

February 21, 2006 @ 7:09 pm | Comment

I’m Fat Cat. But I’m neither fat nor lazy and certainly not a cat. Not even a cat owner. But look at that poor thing in the picture. It’s going to die horribly of hypertension, heart disease and possibly diabetes. My grandmother used to own a dog and it looked very much like that poor cat in the picture. The kind of fatty and salty food that my grandmother kept dishing out to the dog was enough to kill an army. She tried to do that to us and was fortunately stopped by my sensible mother. Why is it that Chinese people have such a obsession with fat animals and obese children?

February 21, 2006 @ 7:30 pm | Comment

Lots of people in lots of countries have fat cats, I’m afraid. I don’t think we can say this is a uniquely Chinese phenomenon.

February 21, 2006 @ 7:43 pm | Comment

Yes Richard. But in most countries, the owners of cats will not deliberately make their cats fat and then show it off as something glorifying, like what that man in the photo is doing.

February 21, 2006 @ 8:08 pm | Comment

the four characters that i can see at the bottom of the picture could be roughly translated as “….happy life.”
fat cats certainly are not a uniquely Chinese thing, but there are definitely unique views on such phenomena

February 21, 2006 @ 8:33 pm | Comment

Yeah, Gordon…like I said…Spike is a little scary!

The funny thing is, when I got him, he was this skinny, pathetic little shelter refugee – I felt sorry for him and took him home “until he could find a permanent home.” My sister and I named him “Spike” as sort of a joke. Then he got REALLY sick. The vet was pretty sure he had FIP and was going to die. But he didn’t. And then he turned into…that…

February 21, 2006 @ 10:34 pm | Comment

The cat looks like a hot water bag that’s been filled to the fullest. I am afraid if someone gave her a sudden poke in the belly, she would blow up! Scary…

February 22, 2006 @ 1:02 am | Comment

Other Lisa,
All I can say is, ‘….’!

February 22, 2006 @ 9:15 am | Comment


I am not a cat owner, but a lover of all animals, and I am very concern for this cat. I think anytime soon it might have a heart attack.

does the owner really love this cat or is it just a show, he needs to get real.

February 24, 2006 @ 8:26 am | Comment

you should respect other peoples culture !
i know that in the US, people put their noses in other people business and they would definitely call animal control and etc.
i know making the cat fat doesnt look healthy at all…….

February 24, 2006 @ 11:44 am | Comment

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