Fat Cat Swims To Lose Weight

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Some people are willing to do almost anything to shed extra pounds, including Holly the cat. According to People Pets, Holly is taking swim lessons at Dulles, Virginia's Olde Towne Pet Resort to help her get down to a healthy weight.

The black and white cutie is currently 13-years-old and tips the scales at 18 pounds. Holly is working to lose six to seven pounds to help extend her nine lives.

"The cat actually sits around all day watching Maury Povich shows at home," the resort's publicist, Mayra Ruiz-Mcpherson, told People Pets. "The goal is just to get her moving. Swimming in the pool is the only activity she does."

Aside from the occasional exhilarating paternity test drama on TV, swimming is Holly's other passion. Her owner Dani Lawhorne, an employee of the pet resort, decided to sign her kitty up for lessons once she started worrying about Holly's weight.

The couch potato cat is a natural swimmer and the only feline currently taking lessons at the resort. Holly's 30-minute swim sessions are always supervised, and the feline is required to wear a pet life vest at all times.

She may adore her time in front of the boob tube, but instructors say Holly is surprisingly impressive in water, often beating out the canine guests at their own doggie paddle.

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Is the pool nonchlorinated? You can tell I spoil my klities--always of thinking of their welfare!

February 18 2013 at 8:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's so cute to see the cat in its little pet vest. Skinny is precious as well.

February 01 2013 at 2:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

lmao!! so adorable! i wish my cat would swim!!

January 31 2013 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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