It is extraordinary, to me, that an owner of Sphynx cats can allow one of their cats to become morbidly obese and turn her cat into a celebrity and in doing so, vicariously, obtain some celebrity themselves. And it is doubly extraordinary that some of the comments are the Instagram page which promotes this obese creature are in praise of this person. For example, one person comments “I’d follow her anywhere. I’m obsessed with Jadu. I want to hug her!”
Another person said: “I get so happy seeing Jadu!” I am afraid that the people commenting and the cat owner have lost their moral compass if they ever had one.
It seems that I am out of step with these people because I don’t get ‘so happy’ when I see Jadu. I see a cat with actual or potential health problems and an owner who is misbehaving. I guess that you have to be part of the social media celebrity-seeking set to enjoy these sorts of photographs.
Admittedly, Jadu looks interesting, as she might, because she is hairless and fat. An interesting aspect of the pictures is that you can see the fine downy hair on her body. Often you can’t see these hairs because the quality of photography isn’t good enough. At least I can hand that to her; she does take a decent photograph.
She has limited the comments that you can make on her Instagram page which is understandable seeing as there will be criticism. And she’s asked people not to repost the pictures on other platforms. I have reluctantly ignored that advice because I think it important that people see the photographs as a lesson in what not to do.
She has stated that Jadu is on a diet. However, Jadu was obese in January and is still obese to the same extent, if not worse, on April 29, 2022. I have to conclude, therefore, that the diet isn’t working. Incidentally, if you do put your cat on a diet, you should do it gently because if you don’t it can cause hepatic lipidosis which is
I am being a grumpy old man but I have always stated that it is unethical to allow your cat companion to become morbidly obese and then try and turn that cat into a celebrity on social media. I don’t need to explain why it is unethical to behave like that. And if people use social media to seek celebrity, they should expect their photographs to be reused on other platforms. It is part and parcel of the process.