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According to the article (behind the cut), people love fat cats. Maybe if I put on kitty ears and a tail I could get a date.

From Reuters

BERLIN – A Berlin animal shelter is trying to wean a 31-pound cat off its daily diet of oily tuna fish, hoping the obese animal’s health will improve enough to find it a new home.

Peter, the second grossly overweight cat the shelter has received in recent months, has trouble moving and cleaning himself because of his swollen body, spokeswoman Claudia Pfister said.

“Peter doesn’t like the taste of the diet food and will only eat tuna fish,” she said, adding the cat was 22 pounds overweight.

She said his elderly owner, who died recently, spoiled him with large daily helpings of tuna. “We’re giving him his tuna fish now, but only diet-sized portions and without the oil.”

In April, another cat named Mikesch was brought to the shelter weighing 40 pounds. He went on a diet and shed 30 pounds before he was handed over to a new owner.

“For some strange reason people love fat cats,” Pfister said. “They think it’s cute and spoil their cats with the best food they can afford.”

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4 Comments

Brigittte • May 12, 2007 at 8:11 am

I love your sense of humour. And very amazing congrats for your hard work. You are truly an inspiration. Waiting for the wagon to finally let me get on it. I have to lose 80 pounds. So I will be sneaking peeks at your blog. Waiting for your book to come out. Thank you for sharing.

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melissa • May 11, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Hello!! I seen you on tv this morning, I want to say that you are a remarkable woman!!

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Kali • May 12, 2008 at 9:22 am

I saw you on the Today show on Sunday, and find you so inspirational! I need to lose 50 pounds, which isn’t much compared to what you have done. But to me, it feels like it. I’m starting to read your blog from the beginning. Thank you for your courage!

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Libby • April 10, 2010 at 5:18 am

Eshk, I gave my cat tuna in oil once because I had forgot to buy her food and I had accidentally bought the tuna in oil instead of water and just let it hang around, so I gave it to my cat and she barfed all over the place, just barfed and barfed and barfed.
thought you might like this, fat cat capsizing hehe
http://www.watherwax.com/HTML/fatcat.html

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