Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cats A-Z: H (Himmy)

5.5" x 7.5" (paper) 3" x 4" (image) 
Oil-based inks on Rives BFK
Artist's Proof 
Available for purchase here. 


Even though he weighed an extraordinary amount, his balloon-like shape and furriness made him appear more like a buoyant pillow. In such a tremendously obese state, even his stripes seemed more trendy than tigerish. Everyone loves a fat cat. 

Himmy was the last cat to be featured in the "heaviest cat" category in the Guinness Book of World Records. Himmy weighed 21.3kg or 46.8lbs and died at the age of 10 of respiratory failure. Guinness has since stopped featuring heaviest animal categories or accepting submissions in order to discourage owners from abusing animals in attempts to beat the records. 

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