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Apr 09, 2007

Look! [whispers] a couch straddler...

Hefty kitteh "Buddy" is a [ahem] a couch straddler and paw dangler.


The sender-inner's sister was kind enough to have a local artist CAPTURE the REDONKULOUSNESS by making a miniature version of "Buddy" too. Hee!




Kate V., somehow I suspect you're not the ONLY ONE with a couchstraddlerpawdangler. Nice work.

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Holy cow, that's a hefty kitty! Cute, though.

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 07:53 PM

haha, imagine the work it took to get up there... way to go, mr. buddy! he looks comfy and proud.

although i do have to say that is an unhealthy weight, and if you cur-tail (pun?) the food, it will probably increase buddy's lifespan.

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 07:57 PM

erm, i didn't mean starve him. just make sure he rolls around a little more, eh? :)

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 07:58 PM

The furniture must be STEEL-FRAMED ones in order to not collapse from the poody's weight. Fat moggy has got to lay off the catnip fries!

Catman Dude =^-.-^=
 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 07:59 PM

*Squeeze* paw. *Squeeze* paw. *Squeeze* paw. *Squeeze* paw. Tug tail!

Peg of Tilling
 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 08:00 PM

He's beautiful!

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 08:02 PM

Holy cow, is the little statue a bobble head? I NEEEEEEEED a bobble headed statue that looks like my cat!

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 08:19 PM

Buddy: "Does this couch make my butt look fat?"
YM: "Yes, dear, and all the more adorable".
GREAT pix, and I lurves the sculpture - watta cool thing.

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 08:20 PM

Peg of Tilling I agree with you. There's only one thing to do in times & situations like these... Squeeze paw squeeze paw pull tail pull tail... and snorg side of tummy =D

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 08:20 PM

Mmm, I think a chin-skritch is called for too...

Peg of Tilling
 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 08:28 PM

Can't resist... gotta tickle da toes! *tickle, tickle, tickle.* He he.

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 08:52 PM

OMG that kitteh looks just like my baby Steve, only Steve is about 1/4 the size...

Steve's Mom
 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 09:05 PM

Sad how overweight he is....I feel sorry for him.

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 09:06 PM

Kowabunga !!!

That's a lotta cat ...

more to luv, tho

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 09:50 PM

My boyfriend's cat Spooky is about that size and it's all due to the food he needs to eat to reduce crystals in his urine.

So there is the chance that he's on medicine that makes him so lovably Jabba the Hut like.

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 09:50 PM

every cat gets to be a FLOPPYCAT!

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 10:12 PM

why do people think its okay and cute to let their cats get that overweight?

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 10:29 PM

Maybe he's not fat...maybe he's just all spread out, or maybe that's just a very tiny sofa...

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 10:34 PM

So, this could be a new category, no?
Would you call it Sofa-Saddle? Cat-Saddle? Pet Saddle? Pet Straddle? Oh, the possibiliteeeeeessss.

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 10:43 PM

Oh that cat is hilarious! I love it! It's so cute!!

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 10:44 PM

Another poster suggested a legitimate medical reason, too. Why do people always assume the worst?

I think the cat is flabulous!

The little figurine, though, looks a little too much like a tick for my blood. (My blood...BWAH! I kill myself!)

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 11:12 PM

Kate is definitely not the only one with a couch-straddling cat. I thought all cats did that! haha I guess not.. Mine does it all the time. He also drinks from the sink.

 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 11:13 PM

I sincerely hope that Buddy does NOT try to sleep on Kate's chest at night. But then again... What A Way to Die!! ;)

Martha in Washington
 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 11:18 PM

My male cat is a perfectly normal weight, but I once took a photo of him straddling a kitchen chair...and he looked absolutely huge. I think it has something to do with the camera angle. Okay, maybe not in Buddy's case, but he's definitely adorable.

Tessa, NYC
 |  Apr 09, 2007 at 11:35 PM

Man, some people take issue with everything. My kitties are the same way, just kinda floomping and smooshing out when they do that. It's mostly fur.

Anyway, that art thing is just too cute for words!

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 12:19 AM

I wanna give him a little kiss on the forehead.

As someone who has tried and failed to keep one of her kitties from getting fat, let me say his. Buddy's people may not like his weight, may be trying to slim him down, and may still find him cuter than cute through it all!!

I'd rather snorgle a healthy belly, but even while my kitty's fat she is snorg-worthy!

Ya know?

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 12:31 AM

Fat cats rule.

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 12:37 AM

I love the one peenk toe...

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 12:46 AM

Our cat Fluffy was enormous, but it was all fur. She got wet once by falling into a water butt and got soaked, when she came running in I didn't recognise her!

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 02:27 AM

Wow, that's an awful lot of gloriously relaxed comfy-cat!

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 02:45 AM

Buddy says..."im NOT fat..Im fluffy...LOL!!!!!!!

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 02:53 AM

Heeeeee fattyyyyyy

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 02:59 AM

My one kitty is dependent on cortisone for an auto immune disease, and she gets a good workout every day to keep weight at bay, and she still looks feisty :-) But I lurve her a lot. My two kitties are like Steve and Laurel :-) even from the character.

Proof of floofines:

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 03:40 AM

My kitty dangled like that all the time and, like Ronni's cat, both my kitties drank from the sink exclusively (yes they had a water bowl). They would sit lined up on the bathroom counter waiting for me to turn on the water! Cats rule!

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 03:49 AM

Is it just me or is he a little... fat? He must be afwully soft thought.

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 04:21 AM

Is there some unwritten rule that all fat black & white kitties are named buddy. My sister's cat buddy lived to be 17. Although she'll tell you he was just big boned. ;)He was such a sweety!

Suzy's Mom
 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 04:36 AM

That is one gorgeous cat ! i got two of em, Bynx and Bandit. Bynx looks almost exactly the same as buddy, he's a bit on the podgy side too lol but he lovely, Bandit we call ninja coz he sleek n black, Bynx does the sofa-straddling thing too lol... Bandit licks soap n also loves to sit half in a sink full of water, dont ask lol. :P

Jasy Jammin :P
 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 04:43 AM

i've heard of this species but i had never seen photographic evidence until now.

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 04:55 AM

I ustahava black & white kitty named Oreo. After she was fixed she chubbed out. Her belly hung down like udders. My moo kitty.

Snorgle Pup
 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 04:56 AM

Chill on the fat comments people - who cares????? He's gorgeous and yummy and HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! I LOVE BUDDY!

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:00 AM

My kitty is incredibly fat, and he's been on a (veterinarian-supervised)diet for years. Doesn't change his gi-normousness a bit, though.

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:14 AM

i agree with Kat. enough with the fat comments. this kitty is healthy and happy, probably looks bigger than he really is because of the position and camera angles. i've seen unhealthy obese cats and this isnt one of them.

he's beautiful. look at the spot on the end of his tail! eeep!

the artists rendition is a riot.

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:19 AM

Ugh - I wish this site wouldn't post pictures of overweight animals. I understand that sometimes there's a medical reason of whatever, but it's really not cute. It's sad. Way to glorify unhealthy cats and bad pet owners.

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:20 AM

I too have a big Kitty... We feed her the lite diet food, she gets lots of exercise with her sister and brother and I play with her with a feather duster... But she continues to stay around 17 pounds... BUT she's healthy, as per her Kitty Vet, so I'm happy...

I used to have a Russian Blue who sat like this big boy does... It was her favorite position and I have many pics of her that way... I love that pose!!!

I'd love that little art work too, wonder where I can get one??

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:26 AM

An Antimacatsar! How useful. You could also drape him over a lamp to dim the light, or over the edge of the tub for a bathmat or the front of your car for a bug guard- The possibilities are endless. You could fling him around your shoulders in a jaunty way when it is chilleh...

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:28 AM

I wanted to get some help from the folks of Cuteoverload...

My best friend lives in south central North Carolina and her kitty is missing... The kitty's name is Mia (ironically enough it stands for Missing in Action), she's a long hair and pure white... I'm asking for folks to send up a small prayer for Mia so that she can find her way home... Her Mommy misses her something awful and is very worried about her...

Thanks folks!!

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:28 AM

Fat kitteh is adorable! I get the impression that once he gets settled he will not budge from that couch for love nor money (nor snorgles nor poking).
Is it just me, or were the sculptures inspired by that nude pregnant Britney statue? http://www.stereogum.com/archives/002424.html

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:30 AM

I also use too have a black and white cat his name was donnie eugene, he was so wonderful ,and yet such a pain but I loved him so much, he did not live past 7 yrs old rip donnie e.

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:31 AM

fat cats, fat cats. It is sad, b/c so unhealthy for them. I had my cat on a new diet w/ that m/d prescription diet food and she lost a whole pound! but I just found out that it was involved in the pet food recall, so we've had to shift her feed.

Here's my two cents, tho', in re photos of the cute cats: not only have I had my cat on lots of diets, but she's even doing well and lost significant weight...but a photo of her would still look fat. And I know it's my fault she got fat in the first place, but it happened while my other cat was seriously ill.

My point is: there can be a long complicated tale behind a fat cat photo!

actually my cat has a new problem: as she loses weight, she's developing a big flopping belly skin in place of her belly. If she was a Real Housewife of Orang County she'd be heading in for a little surgery to tuck it back in!

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:31 AM

Poeples live and let live, quit b****ing about evry thing, these are here for us to enjoy. You don't like don't post.

 |  Apr 10, 2007 at 05:33 AM

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