Jon E. Garrett
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September 21, 2012

Texas fat cat seeking permanent home

Remember when you could be fat and phat, when you could be large and in charge and fat bottomed girls made the rockin’ world go round? When guys like the Fat Boys, Fat Joe and Big Punisher were celebrated as equally for their larger-than-life size as their MC skills and when Marilyn Monroe could rock a size 10 and still have enough sex appeal to almost fell Camelot?
Those days are long gone it seems. Today rappers like 50 Cent seem to spend as much time in the gym as they do in the studio and Monroe’s proportions would limit her chances of ever becoming the screen siren she was in a Hollywood dominated by it girls like Megan Fox and Olivia Wilde whose dress sizes halve that number.
Thin is in. Everyone is on a diet and New York City is so disgusted with the fatsos that roam its streets it recently passed a ban on the sale of large sodas.
If not for its ample girth Chris Farley’s zombified corpse would be rolling over in its grave.
Skinny the cat is a throwback to those halcyon days. Estimated to be between 3 and 5 years of age and a solid 41 pounds (About the typical weight for a 5-year-old child), the orange tabby has boarded at an animal shelter in Richardson, Texas, since recently being reported to Richardson Animal Services by a resident who found her lying in his enclosed back yard.

Himmy the official reigning king of feline porculence died in 1986 at 10 years of age.

Initially assumed to be a neutered male, as reported by The Dallas Morning News, before a veterinarian worked through her layers of fat she is doing fine despite not being able to stay in a cat kennel or use a normal litter box because of her husky status.
Hundreds of people have called the shelter attempting to adopt the feline but now due to concerns that some might be interested
in acquiring her for her size the agency is looking for a long-term shelter to place her with where she will receive proper care.
Until then a battery of test has been ordered up to make sure Skinny is otherwise healthy, since she is 30 pounds larger than an average cat and just 5 pounds and 15 ounces away from tying the record for world’s heaviest cat.
Himmy an Australian tabby hailing from Cairns, Queensland, weighed in at 46 pounds, 15 ounces in 1986 and sported a massive 33-inch waste in 1986 according to the Guinness Book of World Records which has since discontinued the category.

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One Comment

  1. […] Skinny the orange tabby cat found lazing about a Richardson, Texas, man’s yard Sept. 13, before being taking in by the local animal shelter has slimmed down from a whopping 41 pounds down to 37 after a month of rehabilitation at Dallas’ East Lake Pet Orphanage. […]

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