Pickles: an extremely large tabby cat

Here is Pickles and extremely large, rescued tabby cat. Good name for an enormous cat. I expect he eats more than his human. Super expression on his face. His paws look almost as big as his caretaker.

Pickles a very large tabby cat

Pickles a very large tabby cat

About the picture: I have made the decision that it is in the public domain. It is in today’s newspaper with no credit and this sort of picture is often in the public domain. Wrong? Please leave a comment.

Dan found this video:

It is a fun cat picture but he is obviously holding his cat inappropriately particularly as Pickles is heavy which will stress his body even more.

Associated: World’s Largest Cat.

Note: sources for news articles are carefully selected but the news is often not independently verified.

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16 Responses

  1. Barbara says:

    There’s a little bit more about Pickles here http://halopets.com/freekibble/donation144.html

  2. Leah says:

    I think he is a beautiful cat and his personality seems wonderful and calm which is just as well because the way they are holding him is totally wrong and unfair 🙁 I don’t doubt for a minute that they love him but he’s not built to be man handled like that! They probably think he can handle it because of his size but in fact the opposite is true! My cat Ozzie is around 16lb and I don’t pick him up too often because he really isn’t keen.

    Alfie on the other hand loves being picked up and he hangs over my shoulder, he’s comfy because he’s basically a little waif at around half Ozzie’s size.

  3. Sarah Hartwell says:

    Some of the pictures have forced perspective, and Pickles probably needs a diet and some exercise too. He’s at the upper end for feline sizes and there may be an underlying metabolic or genetic condition causing his size.

  4. Here is an article on Pickles that I think will allieve some stress for everyone. That guy just doesn’t know how to hold a cat. Click through and see what I mean. You will see he is happy with his mama.


    • Barbara says:

      Thanks Dan, yes that makes me feel better about Pickles, they obviously think a lot of him, I hope they both learn to hold him better, that scene where the girl was dancing round holding his front paws wasn’t so good but if they say he’s now their son then hopefully like any new parents they’ll learn as they go on. Fancy, the poor cat had already had 2 homes, and been dumped, how cruel some people are.

    • Michael says:

      Thanks Dan, I have put the video on the page. I have no idea he was that famous 😉

  5. Dee (Florida) says:

    Huge and, probably, a beautiful cat.
    A poor presentation.

  6. DW says:

    It seems to me, the way the mans arms are foreshortened, he is holding the cat forward towards the camera. It makes it distorted. I haven’t measured Marvin’s length, but his is just about that heavy but I doubt if I held him that way, even on my small frame, I don’t think he is that long ‘looking’. We will never know because I won’t hold him like that. But Marvin is pretty big. Huge head, thick body.

  7. Barbara says:

    Yes he is holding Pickles in a most uncomfortable way which I suspect is the cause of Pickles’ expression, I wonder how recently he was rescued and if he is settled and happy with the man in the picture, I feel a bit uncomfortable at the picture, the man doesn’t look very sympathetic to Pickles he’s holding him up like a fish he’s hooked out of a river.

    • Exactly. That cat is like ‘wha?’ and ‘Owweee’ at the same time! Poor beast! He looks healthy and I think the way he is being held and the sudden flash of a camera in his face is why Pickles looks out of sorts.

      Like me, Pickles is just plain huge. I wonder what his heritage is. The size of his paws is impressive as well. A real cutie pie.

      Unfortunately, holding a cat like that isn’t against in the US.

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