Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia posted pictures of their newest adoptable cat, Mr. B, and found themselves going viral. Beejay, or more formally Mr. B, is a large cat, a real megachonk, big-boned and meaty. He weighs 26 pounds! His enormous size and his truly sad eyes captured the internet’s attention. The Daily Dot sent Stacey Ritzen to see if the cat was really as large as advertised.
But folks, the hype is real. Mr. B’s head is roughly the size of a small melon, or perhaps a large grapefruit. His paws, the size of meatballs. I’m not sure why the food comparisons, because aside from being an overall large creature, Mr. B will likely need to go on a diet when he finds his forever home. That is, unless Morris decides to keep him as an office cat, which Solomon joked was a possibility.
Within 24 hours the shelter had received over 1,000 adoption applications for Mr. B. And on top of the media attention (6ABC Action News was just wrapping up a shoot when I arrived), the small, privately run operation is just completely overwhelmed. Not to mention, as a recent addition, Mr. B still needs a thorough vet examination before he’s ready to go anywhere.
Read more about Mr. B and his sudden fame at The Daily Dot.
(Image credit: Morris Animal Refuge)