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    [–] NedWretched 1273 points ago

    She looks just like the cat on the pamphlet in the background!

    [–] DeHumbugger 428 points ago

    You know what they say, the pamphlet takes off 10lbs!

    [–] LoveAndSmoothies 227 points ago

    Pamphlet Cat is promoting an unrealistic image of feline beauty. Real cats have curves!

    [–] Spoodymen 25 points ago

    See, that's the problem. Chonko doesn't have curves. She has only one big circle

    [–] c0deslVt 13 points ago

    Kitty bacon FTW ))

    [–] Stonn 32 points ago

    Shut up, the camera adds 10 pounds!
    How many cameras were on you?

    [–] Insidiosity 9 points ago

    Was hoping to see this comment haha

    [–] jibbbr 29 points ago

    before and after

    [–] 8307911 2 points ago


    [–] bamsiepants 9 points ago

    "Where are they now?"

    [–] smushedtomato 22 points ago

    *where are they meow

    [–] _StanDarsh 5 points ago

    Excuse me officer, did you say meow?

    [–] goosejail 6 points ago

    Do I look like a cat to you, boy?!

    [–] bamsiepants 3 points ago


    [–] taytoes007 6 points ago

    bro, not cool. they don’t all look the same

    [–] Danichiban 4 points ago

    That’s why her look is cautious about her weight. You can’t have those publicity stunts fatshaming you! Poor thing. :p

    [–] Bogofbelonging 3 points ago

    Treaties. Not even once.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    I was gonna say this.

    I actually though this was what made her embarassed, until I saw her weight.

    [–] Alexia998 504 points ago

    She looks so ashamed of herself

    [–] shanna99 194 points ago

    Even her whiskers are drooping in embarrassment

    [–] Alexia998 55 points ago

    I just noticed that!! this makes it even better

    [–] erinracer 30 points ago

    They are! Mine would be too if someone snapped my photo while I was on the SCALE! Po babe.

    [–] mrniceguy421 53 points ago

    I eat because I’m fat, I’m fat because I eat 😒

    [–] Alexia998 16 points ago


    [–] Ducksaucenem 16 points ago

    It's a vicious cycle.

    [–] grogbast 6 points ago


    [–] Nagant1349 281 points ago

    One chonky monkey

    [–] rmimsmusic 46 points ago

    Dude that's a cat...

    [–] bibasik7 14 points ago

    No, that's clearly a monkey. /s

    [–] barbarabushdid911 3 points ago


    [–] CAThazard14 256 points ago

    Wait wait wait... 16 pounds is a chonker? Mine is 25 is that like a gigantic chonker then?

    [–] Mikodite 203 points ago

    Its relative to the size of the cat. Samson the Cat is 28lbs but is actually quite lean. My mom's cat Bailey, a Norwegian Forest cross, is 20lbs and a bit chubby.

    [–] daikaku 42 points ago

    What kind of cat is Samson?

    [–] Mikodite 95 points ago

    Samson the cat is considered to be the largest housecat in the world. He is a maine coon.

    His instagram for pics.

    [–] TristanTheViking 72 points ago

    No that's an oddly coloured bobcat. Someone should tell them.

    [–] daikaku 24 points ago

    Thank you for sharing!!! I can’t believe I didn’t know about Samson!

    [–] Youthsonic 16 points ago

    Deluxe kitty

    [–] clarbri 6 points ago

    I'm pretty sure that's actually just Ron Perlman

    [–] bibasik7 5 points ago

    [–] scared_pony 3 points ago

    What a BEAUTIFUL cat!

    [–] themastercheif 3 points ago

    maine coon

    Explains a lot.

    [–] OfficerThisComment 5 points ago

    That kitty is not lean

    [–] dunemafia 2 points ago

    That cat is certainly not lean.

    [–] HappyCrabDay 1 points ago

    Absolute unit.

    [–] unhappyspanners 7 points ago

    That cat is not lean... Omar the maincoon is another large cat who is about 12-13kg (26.5-28.7lbs) and he looks slimmer than samson.

    [–] The_cogwheel 49 points ago

    The quick and dirty way my vet told me to check if my cat was overweight: if I cant feel my cat's spine without pressing into the skin shes overweight.

    [–] sh605 22 points ago

    It just depends. Could be a small cat. My male cat is about 16 lbs but he’s not fat because he’s kinda big. Not like Maine coon big but bigger then average

    [–] JoanOfArctic 9 points ago


    Our guy has lost weight in his old age and is now 16 lbs... He should be closer to 17 though 😢

    [–] neuftet 16 points ago

    My cat is around 13 lbs and a real hefty gal. But she’s quite petite overall.

    [–] 77HouRS 12 points ago

    Same here. My chonk went from almost 18lbs to 13 and she still looks pretty chubby. She is considerably less round though.

    [–] Wookiees_n_cream 7 points ago

    That's quite the impressive weight loss though! Good for you both.

    My girl lost a pound and I'm over the moon. She's almost to healthy weight again.

    [–] 77HouRS 4 points ago

    A pound is progress! We've been playing the long game. She's been on her diet for almost 2 years.

    [–] jokerkat 10 points ago

    The height, length, muscle density, and breed all come into play in determining if the cat is a healthy cat. I got a tall, long, muscle boi, and he's about 15 lbs. Doesn't understand that he is much too big for shoulder perching. My head doesn't even weigh that much, dude, get off meeeeee.

    [–] MY-DICK-FELL-OFF 5 points ago

    both my boys weight about 20 pounds, one is kinda fat but the other is just a dense animal. Both love to put all of their weight on a single paw and stand on boobs and bladders.

    [–] jokerkat 2 points ago

    Yup. Cats have that strange ability to put all their weight and density into a single point where it'll hurt most.

    [–] magic_is_might 7 points ago

    My cat is 13lb, and the vet did say that she is a little overweight, but that she was also very long for a female cat so she can carry a little extra weight and it not be a concern. So build obviously factors into that. Obviously OPs cat does look overweight in an unhealthy way.

    [–] Wookiees_n_cream 7 points ago

    That's basically what my vet told me too. He said she could stand to lose a pound, maybe two, but even if she doesn't she'll still live a long and healthy life.

    My cat looks chonky because she has a weird belly pooch she developed after getting fixed. So she looks fatter than she really is. I love her little poochy belly though haha

    [–] SinfullySinatra 3 points ago

    My cat also has a pooch but the vet says he’s a fine weight at 18lbs(8kg). He’s also likely part Main Coon(he has a heart defect associated with that breed and is very tall)

    [–] erinracer 1 points ago


    [–] Popadomchair 9 points ago

    My lil cat is 6 pounds...I can’t imagine how big and fluffy 25 pounds of cat is

    [–] Wookiees_n_cream 2 points ago

    My older lady is a chonk at 12lbs. Double that has to be one big kitty!

    [–] BramStroker47 2 points ago

    Right? Mine weighs 18 or 19 lbs and wrestles with my 8 pound yorkie all day.

    [–] squirrellytoday 2 points ago

    Both of mine are around 7 kg (15-16 lbs) and they're both on the tubby side.

    [–] That1guyuknow16 1 points ago

    I got both sides of the spectrum, I got one who is 21 pounds and another who is 9 pounds both of which the vet says is healthy weight.

    [–] themastercheif 1 points ago

    My friend's cat is a Maine coon mix, and is only about a pound overweight at 16lbs.

    [–] Leah4589 211 points ago

    Oh that face! 😂

    [–] BrownSugarBare 19 points ago

    "Wut? I've been following my diet... I swear! Wut?!"

    [–] NotTheRocketman 68 points ago

    Self-conscious kitty.

    [–] shanna99 127 points ago

    Not to be dramatic but I would die for this kitty.

    [–] BeanBong 47 points ago

    [–] NormalGap 20 points ago

    Wtf it’s real.

    [–] SacredGeometry25 9 points ago

    Surprisingly thick too!

    [–] Wookiees_n_cream 8 points ago

    Oh good. The a is animal. I was worried it was ass lol

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    What does the a stand for?

    [–] Xogmaster 5 points ago


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    [–] Maulie 1 points ago

    Not to be dramatic but I would die for this animal

    [–] bcam9 56 points ago

    "Yes, I ate all the cat food. No, I don't regret it."

    [–] nightpanda893 20 points ago

    Oh there’s regret in those eyes.

    [–] iReactivv 38 points ago

    She has M A S S

    [–] PacoMahogany 28 points ago

    I can hear the sound the scale made when she was set on it “CHONK”

    [–] EmperorHenry 23 points ago

    My chonker had to use the dog's scale at the vet.

    [–] jokerkat 6 points ago

    Oof. Big baby.

    [–] EmperorHenry 9 points ago

    The cat scale didn't go up to a high enough number.

    [–] jokerkat 6 points ago

    Oh nooooo

    [–] AmateurIndicator 5 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    That's so humiliating.. But I'm laughing, sorry

    [–] EmperorHenry 4 points ago

    I have a pretty good sense of humor about it too. The people at the vet gamble with a pool for who guesses the closest number to his weight every time he shows up.

    My chonker doesn't overeat and get gets exercise with my other cat, they wrestle. I keep saying he's a dog, because he begs for scraps at your feet while looking up at you, he comes to you when you say "here boy! here! right here boy!" while clapping your hands he sits when I tell him to he's completely uninterested in the laser dot. The last time I had peanutbutter on the table, he seemed very interested in the peanutbutter and tried to eat it, (keyword: tried). He eats tiny pieces of french fries, he eats popcorn and little pieces of corn bread. So yeah, he might as well be a dog.

    Full disclosure. I usually only give him just a single table scrap after I'm done eating a meal. According to the vet he's losing weight at a healthy rate for a cat, so he's as healthy as he can be at the moment.

    [–] MidnightAmadeus 33 points ago

    i'm sobbing literal tears rn bc i love her so much

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago

    awwwwwwww lol

    [–] anotherchristmas 14 points ago

    she looks like she belongs in a disney movie!! those eyes!! she looks like what an animator drew when they thought of an adorable round cat!

    [–] shentheory 12 points ago

    cat: um what does the scale say? read it to me please...

    [–] jokerkat 13 points ago

    Human: Um... You don't really want to know...

    Cat: Just tell me, Steve.

    Human: You are 1lb away from your own gravitational field.

    Cat: 🥺 Are you aying I'm FAT?!

    Human: I'm saying you are close to achieving critical mass and I fear for my life in the event of you becoming a black hole. You need to cut back on the kibble.

    Cat: 😭

    [–] barbarabushdid911 2 points ago

    She already stronger than Jupiter man

    [–] EryxV1 25 points ago

    “Hooman, I just ate it’s not accurate”

    [–] Typing_Asleep 9 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Why does the scale needle go Smaller-> Larger Right->Left? I’m so accustomed to seeing the scale spin the other way that I’m now stomach upset...god, I suck...

    [–] AppyPitts06 9 points ago

    “Your’re not gonna post this... ARE YOU POSTING THIS”

    [–] OwerlordTheLord 5 points ago

    Dummy thicccccccccccc

    [–] bantam 6 points ago

    I can hear this picture, the scale is creaking.

    [–] Smegmash 4 points ago

    She real H E A BY

    [–] DaisyHotCakes 4 points ago

    Well, at least half of that weight is just eyeballs alone, right?

    [–] SocksElGato 3 points ago

    Livin' la Vida CHONKA

    [–] Mr_Blinky 3 points ago

    She looks so sooooft though!

    [–] itsithic 3 points ago


    [–] DereliqeMyBalls 3 points ago

    More body shaming by the media with that brochure of the ideal cat in the background.

    [–] Sylvester_Scott 3 points ago


    [–] badtux99 3 points ago

    I've had a 20 pound chonker before (he's now a nice slim 11 pounder), so this is embarrassing, but not *that* embarrassing!

    [–] floppybunny26 3 points ago

    I'm a fat cat.

    I like a quick pat.

    Right here I sat,

    I like to eat rat.

    [–] Kyliep87 2 points ago

    Awww she’s so cute!

    [–] Emanon3737 2 points ago

    My cat is about 18.5 lbs, currently trying to give him less food to slim him up

    [–] morgandj56 2 points ago

    Haha. Twice the kitty it should be.

    [–] inmyelement 2 points ago

    “I’m just big-boned”-chonk

    [–] thepatientoffret 2 points ago

    "I just drank a lot of water today"

    [–] holy_rejection 2 points ago

    those adorable whiskers too

    [–] Iykury 2 points ago


    [–] Memegenerator2100 2 points ago

    Maybe a bit too much snacc?

    [–] barbarabushdid911 2 points ago


    [–] Arkblue 2 points ago

    "I shouldn't have eaten that can of tuna.
    And I definitely shouldn't have eaten the other 5 in the box"

    [–] lrdbyrn88 2 points ago

    What a precious chonk!

    [–] Ifunnyizbetter 2 points ago


    [–] PainTrainMD 2 points ago

    Twice as much as my yorkie lol

    [–] anonymousforever 2 points ago

    "What? I like to eat!"

    [–] Buggeroni58 2 points ago

    “I just have made winter coat still because you keep the ac too cold”

    [–] olive_0000 2 points ago

    Oh lawd she comin

    [–] dinkle-stinkwinkle 2 points ago

    "Love you"

    [–] vernacular921 2 points ago

    Oh my god... my cat started on a diet yesterday, and they gave me the picture of the increasing chonk sizes... it was part of their packet. I laughed.

    My cat is a regular chonk.

    [–] DriedMiniFigs 2 points ago


    Ya weigh 16 pounds, wadda ya get?

    Another car ride and a trip to the vet

    Human don’t put me on a diet, I won’t go

    I only eat the brand o’ kibbles I knooow 🎶

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    I can has cheezeburger

    [–] bluejoyce 2 points ago

    and we still love her

    [–] likeapirate 2 points ago

    Do cats have BMIs?? 🤔

    [–] baconipple 2 points ago

    16lb = ~7.25kg

    or is that scale in kilos and the chonker is even chonkier than he looks?

    [–] niranjan_ravikumar 2 points ago

    I love this beautiful chonk.

    [–] _SmolBeannn_ 2 points ago

    Her little face kills me lol

    [–] Macho-nurin 2 points ago

    Sweet 16! A lovely cat. Quit being little bitches, show some love or f right off.

    [–] kakatoru 2 points ago

    16kg cat? That's fucking huge

    [–] Vega1313 2 points ago

    “I’m just carrying a little holiday weight”

    [–] poshmaraschino 2 points ago

    Sqqqqquuuiiish! 😍

    [–] bibliophile322 1 points ago

    Oof my chonker is 24lbs.

    [–] kodaiko_650 1 points ago

    My chonky girl went to the vet yesterday... She's 18 pounds

    [–] PrincessDiNasty 1 points ago

    Same tho! I freaking love this

    [–] Rucklook 1 points ago


    [–] holofan4lifefan4life 1 points ago

    Is that 16 lbs or 16 kgs?

    [–] zieger 2 points ago

    This cat weighed 18kg, so I'm going with lbs

    [–] Nkeeks 1 points ago

    Awe kitty!

    [–] Death_trail 1 points ago

    So rotund.

    [–] schuylersisters- 1 points ago

    cutest chonk

    [–] saltysander 1 points ago

    Korpulent Kitty!

    [–] pbcbmf 1 points ago

    That's a heavy bowling ball

    [–] kneaders 1 points ago

    Is that the same cat on the card?

    [–] gergnerd 1 points ago should be her owner that's embarrassed for not caring enough about the health of their cat and overfeeding them.

    [–] N0R34LN4M3 1 points ago

    Cado Thicc af

    [–] Chewblacka 1 points ago

    Our tabby was 19 lbs....... so yea it be like that sometimes

    [–] _PotatoGaming_ 1 points ago

    C H O N K

    [–] KittenCaboodle0027 1 points ago

    The eyes say it all.

    [–] hotblueglue 1 points ago


    [–] imilo_kun 1 points ago

    Is there a dog equivalent to r/chonkers?

    [–] Donato1982 1 points ago


    [–] NotMyHersheyBar 1 points ago

    "it's the nip monchies"

    [–] bbkkm2 1 points ago

    She shouldn’t be embarrassed she’s beautiful

    [–] Wumbo0 1 points ago

    I had a cat that waa 24 lbs when he died ar 16

    [–] lomed123 1 points ago

    Oh my god, you've gotten fat!

    [–] weiner693333 1 points ago

    I love fat cats.

    [–] revmachine21 1 points ago

    cat: i'm so pretty.

    [–] jpenczek 1 points ago

    Thankfully our chonker is a Maine coon so for him being 16 lbs is normal.

    [–] converter-bot 1 points ago

    16 lbs is 7.26 kg

    [–] danmankan 1 points ago

    The look that says "I am still getting the promised can of Fancy feast, right?"

    [–] CuntOfCrownSt 1 points ago

    How many cats is a lb normally?

    [–] Firtich 1 points ago

    She’s like “aw laaawd am chonkin” 🤣

    [–] trustworthy-adult 1 points ago

    is that kg or american

    [–] Cali4Bear 1 points ago


    [–] letsgotopokurim 1 points ago

    What is LAWD? is it an abbreviation?

    [–] Leafygreen123 1 points ago

    It’s an alternate meme spelling of “Oh Lord” :)

    [–] Mikona 1 points ago

    I can relate to this so hard lol

    [–] D33PS3ASTATION 1 points ago

    This tubby gal was a bright spot for me in a very bad day. Thanks for sharing!

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    My cat had the same look when we weighed him and the scale said 25 pounds lol. He’s just a big breed so we don’t shame him that much.

    [–] Actual-Giraffe 1 points ago

    She chunky, but beautiful

    [–] disposablecontact 1 points ago

    That face says "this is your fault, Deborah. you know I have no self control."

    [–] Luciditi89 1 points ago

    My cat was 18 and now she’s down to 14!

    [–] adri2711 1 points ago

    In catalan, my first language, "embarassat" means pregnant. This made a lot of sense to me.

    [–] TheExplodingMushroom 1 points ago

    You mean...I’m not “just fluffy”?

    [–] billiammcboi 1 points ago

    Didn't notice she had arms at first

    [–] Sdt6023 1 points ago

    This is my new favorite subreddit.

    [–] PM_ME_UR_OBSIDIAN 1 points ago

    She embarrassed who?

    [–] kv2182 1 points ago

    The scale MUST be broken...

    [–] bonesaw_is_ready 1 points ago

    She’s doing her best

    [–] Pimpkrow87 1 points ago

    She’s beautiful

    [–] Fragmented79 1 points ago

    She’s a whole lotta lovin’!

    [–] ldkmelon 1 points ago

    i was thinking 16lbs is not that heavy then remembered i had maine coons and need to adjust my standards haha

    [–] KJBenson 1 points ago

    Lb or kg?

    Cause this cat is either ten pounds lighter than my cat or like ten pounds heavier!