A cat named Cinderblock has gone viral on the internet because he suffers from morbid obesity, but he has put himself under a hard training routine to lower extra pounds.
Cinderblock is originally from Washington, USA and is enrolled in a weight reduction program. However, the cat has taken a vague attitude and only uses one leg to complete the activity, while meowing. The video generated in a short time about 10,000 visits and comments of all kinds.
In the video, the cat shows little willingness to do the exercises that put it, since it only moves one of its legs on the conveyor belt on which the chubby animal is.RELATED
It is evident that Cinderblock is not accustomed to performing some type of exercise, since it can barely move and I prefer to eat.
The former owner of Cinderblock could no longer take care of her and had taken the 8-year-old cat to the Northshore Veterinary Hospital in Bellingham, near the Canadian border, to be killed, medical and veterinary director Brita Kiffney told CNN. The previous owner was struggling with health problems and taking care of his father, who suffers from dementia, Kiffney said.
"I couldn't do it and asked him to give it to me," Kiffney said of Cinderblock. “She agreed and was grateful, since she really didn't want to sacrifice Cinder but she was overwhelmed by her father's care. In fact, his morbid obesity was due to the fact that the cat was supercharged by its previous owner. ”
Kiffney and other staff members have used a treadmill underwater to help provide physical rehabilitation to Cinderblock. The hospital shared a video of Cinderblock's Facebook meowing while lazily using the tape on October 19.
The video has been viewed more than 2.2 million times. This and subsequent videos also reached the Reddit home page.
Cinderblock was the inspiration for a trending topic on Twitter on Friday night. The 28-year-old artist Alex Plante of Winnipeg, Manitoba, created a series of Cinderblock illustrations that they liked and retweeted thousands of times.
"I think it's going viral because it may be the most identifiable cat I've ever seen," Plante told CNN.
"Who hasn't cried on a treadmill at some time in their lives? I also think that people love a wellness story and veterinarians at Northshore Veterinary Hospital are doing a lovely job with her. They are clearly very friendly "
Kiffney also attributes Cinderblock's viral fame to the number of people who relate to not wanting to exercise. She hopes that the plight of Cinderblock will inspire people to keep their pets healthy.
"We hope to raise awareness about pet obesity, since almost 60% of pet cats are overweight or obese," Kiffney said. "Many people do not realize that their pet is overweight," he concluded.
Today, the "felines" effect continues. In recent months, the meme of a woman shouting at a cat at a table was one of the most shared of the year. The users of the Twitter network did not miss the opportunity and displayed all their art.
The meme appeared in mid-May and consisted of an image composed of other photos. On the one hand, that of a woman who screams and is in a state of crisis that corresponds to the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.