He really does make me swoon every time I look at him-he has so much expression on his face that I swear he is straining to get me to understand him. He is over three feet long and is almost twenty pounds but doesn't have an ounce of fat on him. He really is the biggest cat I have ever encountered, and whenever we go to the vet he generates more attention than a rock star. I'm not kidding-he comes home with 15 different types of perfume on him because the ladies can't help but love him to bits whenever he goes in! The vet blushes when she sees him, and once commented that it was probably the closest she'd ever get to working with a wild jungle animal. But I'm not too proud, eh?
Anyways, he has arthritis in his hips and uses the covered hot water bottle that I sell in my Etsy shop-I think the heat helps him out. And another of my Etsy customers just emailed me to say that her cat is enjoying his hot water bottle now too! So there! Industrialpoppy-Helping Heal Fur Babies the world over! Haha!