Abner is not so Little Anymore!
Abner & Cirrus
My husband found Abner as a stray kitten about 8 years ago, in Columbia, SC. He quickly grew into a very large tom. I was concerned about his weight (about 16 pounds), but my vet said it was fine for his large frame.
Abner's coloring is actually very similar to Jill's cat Mickey, except that Abner has the classic tabby pattern instead of mackerel.
Abner may be big, but he is about as brave as a kitten. My much smaller, 20-year-old female Cirrus can still boss him around! Also, if a stranger pulls up in the driveway he quickly slinks away behind our clothes dryer. A bit of coaxing and sweet talk and he comes out purring and rubbing.
He is quite a vocal kitty too -- not so much meows, but other funny noises. He chirps at birds all the time; (hummingbirds are is favorite to watch.) He also "talks" in his sleep and makes a lot of sighs and snorts.
He's certainly a lot of cat to love!
p.s. I will work on getting a better photo to show his full size, but for now I am using my other cat for comparison. She is an average-sized cat of about 8 lbs.