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Cat from Fairplay {USA}

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If you're ever in Fairplay, Colorado, you should go to High Paws Pet Supplies so you can meet its resident feline: Andre the Giant Cat

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The slightly cross-eyed feline was found as a stray in downtown Colorado and brought to Cat Casita, a no-kill cat shelter run by Animal Rescue of the Rockies.

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Andre only weighed less than 20 lbs at the time, which was far too little for his huge frame (30 inches from his head to the base – not the tip – of this tail).

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High Paws Pet Supplies owner Miyuki Takeda and store manager Kerrie Lynn fell in love with Andre and decided that he should become the official store cat.

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They nursed him back to health, and Andre now weighs a whopping 28 lbs.

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Everyone wants to know why Andre is so big, but without knowing his origins, there's not a clear answer. Takeda thinks Andre may have Savannah in him – those are huge cats.


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"Within a month of us having him, people from all over Colorado, and even other states, were coming in to see him and to visit," says Takeda.


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Though Andre was shy at first, he has learned to love the amount of attention he gets from customers.


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He even uses his handsome looks and humongous size to promote his feline friends looking for forever homes at Cat Casita.


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Takeda explains that many of the store's customers fall in love with Andre at the store, and then they end up meeting other adoptable felines at the Cat Casita shelter, which shares the same building as High Paws Pet Supplies. 


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Since Andre has free rein inside the building, he often goes downstairs, to Cat Casita, to interact with the shelter cats and to introduce them to "his human customers."


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Since the store adopted this larger-than-life cat, adoptions have skyrocketed at Cat Casita.


Animal Rescue of the Rockies

Source: Denver Post


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57 comments:

  1. Oh, look at him!!! He is so cute!!!
    Adorable!!!
    Hugs, my friend!!!

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  2. Aww! what a lovely cat heheh! a little poser heheh!

    Have a posetastic week :-)

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  3. Il est vraiment magnifique et ça doit être le bonheur de vivre dans un magasin pour chat !

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  4. A lovely cat. Beautiful eyes.

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  5. This cat seems rather tall in a sitting position. Is he or is it just the angle of the lens? Anywho, nice photo session with yet another feline friend in Fairplay, CO!

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  6. That's such a great draw for the pet store. I used to do book signings at a book store that had three black cats roaming around and it was wonderful. Andre is such a handsome boy.

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  7. He, he's doing a great job! Maybe I should hire my cats as well?

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  8. Awww see what a good thing for adoptions, he s a very nice cat!!
    Will you have a paper back book in the future?

    I hope you have a great day, stop by and share your post on my WW
    Karren

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  9. We bet Andre gets all the best treats and dinners.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  10. Looks like a very noble cat. Such poise! Thanks for linking up over at Toronto Teacher Mom!

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  11. What a regal looking cat. I linked this post to my Awww Mondays post too.

    Have a purrfect day. ☺

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  12. I will remember that next time I am in Fairplay, CO. The star of High Paws Pet Supplies.

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  13. Andre is one huge cat! And I assume he is named after Andre the Giant. But he has a winsome look about him, and I bet he is so sweet. I'd like to see his mom and dad!

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  14. Beautiful cats! A lot of succes with your new book!

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  15. Andre is one handsome dude!!!

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  16. OMC, Andre is so super handsome. We believe he is the tallest (longest) cat we have ever seen. At 25 pounds, he appears to have absolutely no fat on him. Thanks for sharing. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  17. Andre does look like a big kitty! He is very handsome. I'm glad he was able to bring some people to his owner's shop. :)

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  18. andre...ewe R one total lee rockin awesum dood....veree nice ta meet ewe !!! ~~~~~ waves ♥♥♥

    Vanessa....wishing you all the best and much success with your book ....I'm headed to amazon after hitting post !!

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    1. PS. will the book be available in "book" format later ??

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    2. Yes, a print version of the book is in the making.

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  19. He is such a handsome kitty!!!

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  20. It must be great to live in a pet shop and test all the food and toys.

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  21. Andre is a very handsome kitty!
    Congrats on the book!

    Noodle and crew

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  22. Wow.
    He's immense!!!
    VERY cool cat! I hope you'll come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-walk-on-beach.html

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  23. OMC! Andre is totally giant! We'd love to meet him someday!

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  24. Wat een bijzondere kat :) Fijne Dag gewenst :) <3

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  25. What a beautiful cat. I would love to meet him someday!

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  26. We read a newspaper article about that cat.......he's certainly brought a lot of smiles and fun to that store! AND congratulations on the new book too!!!

    Pam

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  27. Wow, Andre is so cute! And giant indeed!
    It's wonderful there are more adoptions since he came to the store!

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  28. gorgeous eyes! Hoping he wasn't "50% off" too MOL

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  29. Wow, what a gorgeous cat!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  30. What a cool cat! Big cats are always so neat. And what a wonderful effect he has had on adoptions!

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  31. Il est magnifique ce chat, élégant.
    Je n'en reviens pas. Pour peser un tel poids en étant fin ce doit vraiment être un géant. A côté de la demoiselle abyssin .... le rapport doit etre largement de 1 à 3 ....
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

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  32. André the Giant Cat is indeed huge but so happy he's being loved and attracts many customers.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  33. And he looks sooooo serious ;)

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  34. Aww! That dog food bag looks like the dog food I buy for my dog. Nutro? Only I have to buy the "senior" version for her because apparently seven years old is "senior" in dog years!

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  35. that dog food is just amazing i guess dog will get good nutritious Adopt a dog

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  36. This cat is huge and very impressive! Have a nice week!

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  37. hehehe i like your face in pict one :)

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  38. He looks thin for a 25 pound cat. He must be very tall.

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  40. What a beautiful and majestic cat! I know next time I travel, I'm going to stop over here to see if there are any interesting cats to see where I'm going. :)

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  41. This is so cute! I'm a cat person to boot, so "meeting" these kitties online is so fun.

    - Hannah, www.thecatsandcoffee.com

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