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UPDATED: 17:22, January 30, 2007
What a super fat cat!
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A super fat cat weighing 17 kilograms has been raised by Xu Jirong, a citizen of Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province. This super-fat cat has lived in Xu's family for 10 years. It has lived for the equivalent of 70 human years. Its "waist" measures around 86.7 centimeters, wider than a girl's.

Xu said that the cat can't lower its head to eat because of its weight now. He has to use a plank to raise the cat's bowl. In winter, the cat needs to be covered with a quilt; in summer, it needs to be covered with towel. Just like a human, it sleeps on its back and needs a pillow.

At least 10 journalists representing media from all over the world have called at Xu's house for interview. Moreover, more than 100 media outlets have reported on the super-fat cat, making it an international star.


A super fat cat weighing 17 kilograms has been raised by Xu Jirong, a citizen of Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province.


Xu Jirong holds his super fat cat at home in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province


A super fat cat weighing 17 kilograms has been raised by Xu Jirong, a citizen of Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province.

"The most interesting thing I have received is a protest letter from a person in Florida, USA. last year. The person urged me to help my cat lose weight and not to spoil it anymore," said Xu, the super-fat cat's owner. A photo of Mr. Xu and his fat cat was attached to the letter. It is clear that the writer is angry.

The cat likes meat but doesn't eat fish. It eats one steamed roll and half a bowl of chicken hearts and some pork every day.

Xu says that he has no way to make the cat lose weight. He has tried to reduce its food, but this makes the cat bad-tempered. It scratches visitors and relieves itself all over the house in protest. According to the record, the world's fattest cat is in the USA and weighs 18.55 kilograms. Xu's cat is a pet cat and it may well be the fattest pet cat in the world.

By People's Daily Online


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