Monday, November 24, 2008

Miffed Mommy Monday

So Mommy is a bit miffed! The other night some mean lady said that I was fat for a girl kitty! Mommy was very offended, since I am not a very big kitty. I mean, I weigh like 7 and a half pounds soaking wet - sometimes I look big, but it's just floof! Then the lady said that my brothers are fat - can you imagine?! Two such handsome, perfectly weighted ManCats - fat?! Sure Jake is almost 16 pounds, but he's a Maine Coon. And Bert's 11 pounds and he looks very lean and panther-y.

Then the lady said her kitten was only 5 pounds, and Mommy said "you just wait till he gets full sized!" But she was still ticked that the lady called me fat.

So how much do all you kitties weigh (if you don't mind me asking)? Was Mommy right to be hissed off?

-Pearl

29 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Every cat is different. What is just the perfect weight for one is not good for another. Gandalf is about 13-1/2 pounds and Mom is trying to get him back to 12 pounds. I am about 12 pounds, and probably should be 11. Can you say too many Temptations? - Grayson

Parker said...

She was right.
I am 11.5, Puff is 11. Rudy is 13 and Powder is 6 1/2 on a good day!

Dana said...

Fat! No!!!! Well, Maggie May is 6.5lbs at 7 months old. Cal is 10, Chevelle is 13, Maizy Grace is 12, Ferris is 15, Maya is 11, Rambler is 12.
Thanks for you kind words about Caddy Caddy!! She is missed very much!
~The Creek Cats~

Purrageous Pirates said...

My Pearl - where is the miscreant who slandered you? How dare someone say anything so horrible about you! She is only just jealous of your loveliness - but I will tear her apart just the same! Where is she? She shall feel my wrath!!!! - Dante, Pearl's Revenging Love

Ummm, now that we pushed him out of the way we will answer your Mommy's question. We are ALL bigger than you Pearl. Captain Jack weighs 15 pounds, Fagin is now about 12 pounds and Dante is (cough cough) 18 pounds. Other than Dante, we are all healthy and hale, and even Aunt Susan says Jack and Fagin are just the right size. She says Dante needs to diet but well, he does not listen. He likes throwing his weight around we think!! - Captain Jack and Fagin

DEBRA said...

Pearl you are purrfect just as you are and so are your brothers...let's see Ping is only 10.5 pounds he is one trim slim orinch tabby, Gracie is about 8.5 pounds, Boo is 9.5 pounds, Jinx is probably 13 pounds and I am a whopping 6.5 pounds. I may look round (well that's a manxie shape) and have a lot of floof ( I do manx have double coats) but I really quite tiny.

purrs
Abby

Tybalt said...

How rude!

To be honest, mommy doesn't really remember how much any of us weigh, but she says about 7 pounds is a good guess for us. I used to be lighter than my sisters, but my mancatly form is filling out nicely now that I'm all of two!

Sara, Bebe and Iago said...

7 lbs doesn't sound furry big to us.

Iago is the only one that's been weighed recently and he's about 3.25 lbs, but he's only 11 weeks old.

Bebe is all floof.

The last time Ma weighed me I was about 12 lbs, but that was in January before Ma started giving me my medicine in stinky goodness.

Sara

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

AAA Momma would be hisssed! She does not like it when anyone says something like that! You sound fine Pearl! My Jake sounds purrrfect for a Maine Coon! I am 9lbs, my vet says this is ideal for my build! Empress is 10lbs, she is a little over what she should be according to her size and breed. However she and momma would be very upset if someone told us she was fat! That's rude! Even when I was overweight the vet was polite about it. Fat should be a "dirty" word!! ~Queen Snickers

Daisy said...

My Mommie would be very mad if somebuddy said we were fat! Pearl, you have a lovely figure.

I am just under 7 pounds now, and Harley (8 months old) is almost 10 pounds.

The Meezers said...

I am 11 lbs. Miles is 16 lbs. Fatboy Billy is 12 lbs. None of us looks fat (ok, maybe Miles does a little). Mommy cannot believe Billy weighs 12 lbs because she says he is lighter than me when she picks us up. - Sammy

The Island Cats said...

We think your mom should be mad! Zoey weighs 9lbs. and she's a year old. Our mom sez she's a peanut! Ernie weighs about 12lbs. and I weigh about 13lbs. Our vet sez our weight is just fine. Every cat is different!

Wally

Christine and FAZ said...

Well some people don't think before they speak. Everyone knows you are just the right weight. FAZ

Camie's Kitties said...

We agree - it doesn't sound like you are fat at all. Whomever said that should be scratched.

Tavi is 13 lbs, which is about a pound more than he should be, but he is 15 years old, and the vet said she would rather have an extra pound at his age than be too skinny. We aren't sure how much Cody weighs because no-one has held him in years and he hasn't been to the vet since he was 5 or 6 months old. Miss Jade has gained weight since she has been here, but we aren't sure how much, but she is now feeling healthier - she was skin and bones when we got her. So anyway, what we are saying is you are all perfect the way you are.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

PS - Yes, that is just a regular heating pad set on low. Mom uses it quite a bit for her back and then just leaves it going on low for us.

Forty Paws said...

Oh goodness gracious. That lady would have a fit seeing our cats! Dorf is 18.8 lbs. Annie is 15 lbs. Gatsbi is almost 17 lbs. The lightest cat we have is Sally, and she is tiny at only 8 lbs.

Luf, Us

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Guests who say such rude uneducated things are banned from our house. Now I am 9 lbs, Latte is 8.5, and Chase is 13.8 (he's now on a diet).

Kaze

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Exqueese me. She said you were fat?? OK, this is the kind of lady that turns puppies and kittens into the shelter because they "got to big."

I weigh 12.4lbs. I should weigh 10.5 but the VET wants to keep a couple extra pounds on me because of my FIV so I am perfect.

My cousin kitty is a Maine Coon and he weighs 16 lbs. He is supposed to weigh that much because Maine Coons are big cats!

There is no perfect weight. Only the VET can say what is to fat or to thin since it is based on body type, age and health concerns.

PS My mommy put your swap package in the mail this morning!

Fat Eric said...

Silly woman. Of COURSE you are not fat Pearl! You are perfectly proportioned.

I was 22 pounds when I was adopted by my humans, but now I am "only" 18 pounds. Positively svelte for me!

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Listen... people just like to make a big deal about our weight. Me? I used to have a very voluptuous figure but since moving to England I've lost a few pounds and now I weight a mere 8 pounds.

My belly swings back and forth when I walk fast. Just wanted to share that.

Mickey said...

Off with her head!!!...oops, wrong century!!!
I agree with what everycat said!!! You guys are NOT FAT!!! I think maybe her brain is fat ;) You all look stunning :)
We have not been weighed lately, but we are OK. The girls could loose a bit though ;)
Yeah,you tell them that!!!
Purrs Mickey

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

How rude of that lady!! She must have personal weight issues!!!

We all weigh more than you do, well maybe Banshee is about 7 too.

You guys are a perfect size!

May the bird of paradise fly up her nose!!!

purrs, Goldie, Shade and Banshee

The Furry Kids said...

You guys are perfect. I don't think any of you look like that f-word. EG weighs 10 pounds and I weigh 11. Bert, since Mama sucks and we didn't get to comment til late, will you come over tomorrow?

Love and whiskie kissies,
Tazo

Isis said...

I'm 26 pounds! but i'm a dog! :) Mom says if i go over that i have to go on a diet because then i WILL be fat. Dad likes to feed me EVERYTHING.

Tesla is 7.8 lbs. She's a very lean kitteh- although she'd love to be bigger but sister won't let her.

And Hans, is 7 lbs- and he's not even 6 months yet.

Maine coons are normally 15 lbs! We don't think you're fat at all!

Tesla and Hansel said...

Pearl i will fight whoeffur saz dat too yoo! i will fight dem! yoo iz purrrrrrfects -hans

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Most of us are probably fairly average sized but we admit a couple of us could stand to skip a few meals! We won't name names! ;o) It's very hard to ration food when there are many kitties in the same household ... we all just do the best we can! Please try to ignore the outspokeness of rude people! ;o)

Derby said...

Yes, your mum was right to be hissed. I weigh 15 pounds, I am a good mancat and can move really well.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Tell the other lady do feed her kittie better. We think it mus be always hungry...

Sweet Praline said...

I am not fat, I'm floofy. I weigh approximately 8 1/2 pounds.

Niko and Cloud said...

We don't think that any of you are too fat. Niko is 5 pounds and Cloud is 4.5 pounds, and we are both not even 6 munfs old yet! And the vettie says neefer of us are fat.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Mr. Tigger weighs almost 13 lbs and I weight about 11 lbs!! And none of you guys are fat!!
Your FL furiends,