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    Talking House Cat Nears 50 Pounds, Has 33-Inch Waist

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    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A cat in Missouri is a contender for the world's fattest feline.

    Iggy the cat weighs more than 40 pounds.

    "On the bathroom scale he weighs 50 pounds. We took him out to the hog scales and he weighed 46 pounds," said Joyce Kirk, Iggy's owner.

    Iggy stands 14 inches tall, measures nearly 40 inches from whiskers to tail, and boasts a thickset 33-inch waistline. He is larger than most toddlers.



    "I've been asked several times if he's a bobcat, and, no, he's a normal cat. We had him tested for that, and he's normal," Kirk said. "Iggy is so big that he can't clean himself, so I brush him and even use baby wipes."

    Kirk said the cat's favorite pastime is eating.

    "He goes through 30 pounds of food every week," Kirk said.

    Iggy originally lived with Kirk's son, but the cat quickly outgrew the studio apartment.

    "(My son) lived in a little studio apartment and he had Iggy declawed and fixed, and then Iggy started eating. I had a little kitten at the time, and he outgrew Christopher's apartment, so we switched cats," Kirk said.

    Iggy now has plenty of room at her home. He spends most of his days looking out his bedroom window at birds he only wishes he could catch.

    "He's a waddler. He's not much for running, but he tries," Kirk said.

    Despite Iggy's girth, Joyce insists he is otherwise healthy and likes a whole lot of loving.

    "The vet says he's perfectly healthy in spite of his weight, and that he's more active than a lot of skinny cats," Kirk said.

    Iggy is now waiting to find out if he can help his owner with his amazingly large food bills. A video sent to "America's Funniest Home Videos" could win the family $10,000. He's also going to be featured on "Ripley's Believe It or Not."

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    That's like seeing a 300 pound 12 year old. Currently healthy or not, it's going to catch up with them.
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    That's disgusting that they have allowed their pet to get like that. This is no better than parents feeding their kids gobs and gobs of crap food and letting them get morbidly obese.

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    Damn, that cat is bigger than Chris2001!!!!

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    I know a Vietnamese restaurant that would like to know what his owners are feeding him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt581
    I know a Vietnamese restaurant that would like to know what his owners are feeding him.

    Hell, I bet I could sell him to the nearest Chinese restaurant for $50.00

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    Naa. Cat leaves me hungry again in under two hours.
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    Aww...thats sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie
    "On the bathroom scale he weighs 50 pounds. We took him out to the hog scales and he weighed 46 pounds," said Joyce Kirk, Iggy's owner.

    Iggy stands 14 inches tall, measures nearly 40 inches from whiskers to tail, and boasts a thickset 33-inch waistline. He is larger than most toddlers.

    "Iggy is so big that he can't clean himself,

    Kirk said the cat's favorite pastime is eating.

    "He goes through 30 pounds of food every week," Kirk said.

    "He's a waddler. He's not much for running, but he tries," Kirk said.

    Despite Iggy's girth, Joyce insists he is otherwise healthy and likes a whole lot of loving.

    "The vet says he's perfectly healthy in spite of his weight, and that he's more active than a lot of skinny cats," Kirk said.

    Iggy is now waiting to find out if he can help his owner with his amazingly large food bills. A video sent to "America's Funniest Home Videos" could win the family $10,000. He's also going to be featured on "Ripley's Believe It or Not."
    The cat's favorite pasttime might be eating, but it can still be restricted of how often and how much the cat eats. The owners enable the cat to eat more then it needs or needed.

    Maybe it's time to exercise the cat a bit.

    Obesity can lead to health problems.

    I'm not quite believing the heavy cat is more active then a skinny cat. I've seen a lot of skinny to average size cats, run, dart, chase, climb trees, jump to higher areas outside or in the home and then jump down etc....

    If this cat has difficulty running as the owner indicates then it won't be able to dodge or outrun another animal that attacks.

    Iggy is a long, tall cat but a 33 inch waist sounds big as does the weight of this cat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roses
    If this cat has difficulty running as the owner indicates then it won't be able to dodge or outrun another animal that attacks
    Yeah, the owner says "He's a waddler."

    It is kinda sad, isn't it?

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    He goes through 30 pounds of food every week,"
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    That cats not just big he's way too fat. I'm willing to bet they let him get that big so they could say they had the record for the bigest cat. Wonder if they would see that as a form of animal abuse there.

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    Good point - It's not like the cat can go buy his own food.

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